Your laptop overheats and turns itself off how do you overcome this problem?
Serious problem. Or maybe not. Most laptops will auto-shutdown if they get too hot, to prevent damage to the CPU chip. So if it's still shutting down, it hasn't lost it's mind -- yet.
First thing, is it sitting on a blanket or pillow? Make sure the bottom of the laptop is not blocked, that there is free-flow of air underneath, and in the direction of the exhaust fan.
Make sure the fan vents are not plugged with dust. This is especially true if the laptop has been exposed to cigarette smoke (kills PCs faster than it does people), very high humidity, lots of dust, etc.
Get a can of compressed air from any electronics department or store. It's the kind made specifically for cleaning electronics. Using the provided plastic tube, blow the compressed air into the fan vents, all side. Do NOT use regular compressed air, there's a good chance you'll inject a squirt of water in there -- laptop innards hate water.
If blowing it out does no good, and if the fan is not moving air, then it's a trip to the guy with small screwdrivers. If your laptop is out of warrenty, there's a good chance the fan is going/has gone. They can be replaced, but be prepared to pay about $30 for the fan, at least, plus about $100 for the service, depending on rates in your area.
Above all, get it fixed! Soon, the CPU will absorb enough heat damage, it will die completely... you'll be looking at a new laptop at that point, or at least a new CPU/motherboard. More money.
Laptops, themselves, don't explode. However, overheating is a serious problem that damages the internal electronics. The most volatile part of a laptop, the battery, CAN explode, however, when it overheats to a critical level. If you find your laptop getting too hot, shut it down, remove the battery and allow everything to cool down before turning it back on. To help prevent overheating make sure that all vents are free of dust and debris and…
Yes, on some laptops you are able to play wizard101 but it may run slower than a desktop. You might want to check into what laptops are capable of it so you dont crash a good laptop. Doing this may also slow the laptop itself, but otherwise i can play wizard101 on my laptop with only the problem of slow. I own an acer.
I don't think so, there are quite many reasons that can cause a Toshiba laptop slow. You'd better figure them out before making the conclusion. One of most possible reasons for the frequent tendency of computer freezing up is that the PC overheats. One can try to identify this cause by ensuring that the fan of the computer is working properly. If you are operating properly, but the Toshiba overheats, just take the laptop outside…
Not necessarily. There could be different components at fault when your laptop fails to charge properly - the power supply (power brick), the charging circuitry inside the laptop for the battery, and/or the battery itself (which in itself also has a circuit for diagnosis, telemetry [battery level, battery health], and overcharge protection).
It really depends what kind of problem your laptop has, as there are many different types of problems a laptop can have. The best bet is to find someone with at least a comp TIA A+ and ask them. I'd need more information about the problem life if the laptop if booting up or the OS is failing to boot.
It really depends on the design of the casing, the location of the hardware, the types of fans, the environment it is being used in, and what peripherals you are using. I have a Dell that I have to keep on a cooling pad at all times, and even then it sometimes overheats. I have an IBM that I use without a cooling pad, and it never overheats. Programs that make heavy use of your…
I have done this before and nothing bad happened but I would not suggest doing it on a regular basis. Be aware that the adapter for the laptop will get very hot when it is plugged into the socket for long amounts of time. Another problem could be that not only the adapter overheats but other componants in your laptop may also begin to heat which could cause the mother board to not work or…
Is it possible to replace the ati video card with 30mb memory in your thinkpad t42 with ati video card with 128 mb memory?
Its quite impossible. If it is, the card itself will probally be more than the actual laptop itself so you should just get new laptop if you want something better. Its quite impossible. If it is, the card itself will probally be more than the actual laptop itself so you should just get new laptop if you want something better.