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I have a sager laptop for a client that needs fixing:

Issue - It turns on for maybe a few minutes at a time then just shuts off.
Windows once loaded recently and began installing updates and then the whole thing shut down...

I guess I can replace RAM and see if that helps but... I doubt it.

I'm guessing the CPU is overheating in which case I will remove the thermal gunk and put some MX2 and reseat the heatsink if that fix's it.. But what do you guys think?

The charger and battery have been checked over and it seemed to have charged and works...
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post #2 of 9
Is the fan working?
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Yeah, sounds like a temp/fan issue. Check your bios settings for temp limit shutdown and alarm. See if there is a fan fail alarm.
post #4 of 9
If you think its overheating, you put it on a register with AC coming out maybe at school or work. check the temps with coretemp. and then go into the bios and see what the shutdown temp it. How long have you had the laptop? You might have dust built up on teh heatsink that you will have to clean. I clean mine about every 6 months.
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I have a laptop with Pentium 4 that runs very hot so I bought one of these:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...632&CatId=3486

I havent had it shut off since....
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaxbys View Post
I have a laptop with Pentium 4 that runs very hot so I bought one of these:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...632&CatId=3486

I havent had it shut off since....
Just get one for $15 with 2 fans. Real simple. A laptop cooler isnt worth more than that anyway.
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post #7 of 9
If your cpu fan is failing/dead, nothing else will help but a new fan.
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It's two years old and it seems that the fan is running but it's a few seconds to a minute...
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post #9 of 9
try hw monitor to see what your temps and fan speed are
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