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My laptop keeps shutting down every 10-15 mins when in use

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my laptop keeps shutting down every 10-15 mins when in use
Hello and thank you for choosing only 2 reasons this would happen are:Virus or Malware, or some type of worm.Hardware Failure, and most likely is the CPU..Here is how i would tackle this problem.It is possible that it is the CPU heating up to the point that the computer shuts down.Why would this happen? Again a hardware failure is the culprit, only this time it is an internal FAN. Which a hardware diagnostic will NOT pick up. Because its a FAN, and it only gets power....not other signals..So, check to make sure ALL your FANS are running when they should be.Make sure you have NO Virus's or malware on your computer, using a Antivirus like Norton, or something like that.In addition, you will want to run some hardware diagnostics. This can be tricky as not all diagnostics are the same..Let me know the results, and please take a moment to rate my performance.Thank you!
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
how do you check fan?
Look.....Listen.....and FEEL with your hand if the AIR is coming out..Since you have a LAPTOP you probably only have 1 or 2 fans..How OLD is this laptop anyways?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
3yrs old it had a new mother board last year. If it is fan how do you remedy that?
Just FYI....Motherboards are separate from the CASE fan, and the CPU fan..If the fan is no longer spinning.....there is ONLY ONE REMEDY....Replace the fan. They are NOT repairable..Is this computer in a dirty air environment? DO you have Pets? Is there alot of Smoke from cigarettes or cigars or any smoke in the air?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry it has just shut down. No to all of the questions above. I really do not know if the fan is working or not there is no air coming out of either vents so I assume that indicates its not working. Do I need to take it to a laptop repair company then to have the fan replaced or is it possible to myself?
It depends on if you are technically inclinced enough to handle such a task..The difficult depedns on the MAKE and MODEL of laptop you have.So, what is the make and model of laptop you have?Most likely if you feel NO AIR coming out....then the fan has probably failed...However, you can also check to make sure you CPU is actually hetaing up to the point of turing off..So grab a small applet that monitors the CPU temperature.From here:
If i would have to guess, i would reccommend you take this PC into a shop for i doubt you will be able to make hardware changes yourself..Would you like me to find a shop near you, that you can take it to?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
yes can you recommend one please L12 9ES
What is your Location?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Liverpool L129ES
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
West Derby
TechKnowledge Computer Repairs575 West Derby Road, MerseysideLiverpoolL13 8AE+44 7816 512234
But....WAIT.....what is the MAKE and MODEL of your laptop please?
If it is an Apple product......then you will want to go to a different place..If its NOT an Apple product.....then TECHKNOWLEDGE is a great place.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
HP PavillionThank you for your advise
Okay have a Normal PC. So you can take into TECHKNOWLEDGE with no problem..Just explain the situation....and most likely it will be a FAN that needs to be replaced.
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