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Q: Laptop Shuts off instantly when moved

Hello,My lenevo yoga 14 thinkpad shuts down instantly if you move it or bump it in the slightest when its not plugged in. Any thoughts on this?

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A while ago my laptop shut down while I was in the middle of playing a game on it. I thought it was just a crash so I started it up again and ignored it but just recently it crashed again while playing the same game. I'm uncertain if it is the game because I've played it for 26 combined hours before, and only today it started doing this. What happens is I'm using the laptop basically and then it just shuts off instantly. There's no BSOD or crash error message, it just instantly shuts off to a black screen. When I turn it back on there's no errors or anything and it loads just fine. I looked up the recent unexpected shutdowns and it actually shows 3 rather than 2. Now that I've looked at it, I do remember that something had froze and task manager was refusing to open. I tried to go to the registry editor but that also refused to open, but other programs opened fine. I then decided to restart it to see if that was the issue. I shut it down and it did everything fine, but when it went to a black screen and when the laptop usually goes off, I could still hear the fan and the noises from it. I left it for quite a while and it still didn't shut off so I held the power button and it went off. After that I have been using it fine other than these 2 instant shutdowns. Now I am wondering if what I did before is causing it? Or what could be the issue?
My Computer Specs:
Windows 8.1
Intel Core i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz    2.40 GHz
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A:Laptop shuts down instantly while in use

My first [only] guess is that you have a heat problem. If not the CPU then the GPU. If you re able I would open the case and make sure that all of the vents are clear and clean. I would also seriously consider getting a cooling pad of some description to assist in keeping temperatures down

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My laptop has been shutting down on me for months now and I cant figure out why. I thought it was overheating, but it my CPU stays at a constant 55-56 degrees Celsius. Its not the AC adapter, because it happens with or without it plugged in. I have noticed that it usually happens when my internet cable is plugged in, and when im watching a video with something else running in the back. Also when my laptop starts up and the desktop appears, a window pops up with a registry error. There is a pic of it below.

I have a Compaq Presario V4000 with XP Service Pack 3, with Intel Celeron M Processor 1.40GHz. Anyone have any idea what is happening? If you need more info, let me know and i'll try to get it to you...

A:Laptop shuts off instantly without warning...

That's very strange, it's uncommon but not unheard of, but it seriously sounds like the laptop is defective, and I really recommend you get a new one, it would cost a lot more to try to fix it that it would to buy a new one. It's not likely that the regristry error has anything to do with it. If there's a warranty, return it as soon as possible so you could maybe exchange it for a new laptop or another computer, cause that's just crazy having a laptop die on you like that whenever it wants. Again it serioulsy sounds like it's defective or your computer has something wrong with it at the hardware level that could be very costly to repair. It's unlikely that there's something causing the random shutdowns at the software level, so take my advice, get somethign that'll last longer.

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Consider my laptop is ON i'm using it, if i restart it works fine and when i shutdown it does with out any problem. Now my laptop is off. Now if i start it shows HP logo and shuts immediatly then i start again this time it boots and now windows open. please reply fast waiting for solutions.  

A:Laptop shuts instantly when powered on

Open the BIOS (F2 or F10 as you power up) and look for a hard drive self-test and run it. 

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Hello there HP support and viewers alike. New user here who's been lurking around as a guest for a very long time seeking help constantly from the forums. It does seem that I have run into one of my own unique problems, I won't waste time so I'll cut to the chase: Problem:My HP Pavilion Laptop, Model 15 - ab292nr, running Windows 10(64-bit) has shutdown and refuses to start up. The most surprising and perplexing thing to me is that it just did this suddenly and randomly after I booted up a 2004 video game. The screen went black instantly, the fan stopped and there was completely no power. The screen was at full brightness right before I initiated this, indicating the battery supply was constantly being recharged and was no where close of touching 0% charge.The laptop has completely no lights, and the AC adapter doesn't seem to charge as it does not heat itself whilst plugged into a power outlet. I've already tried a hard reset but to no avail. My only hope is to turn to the forums for help from qualitifed experts.I've read a lot of similiar problems with sudden shutdowns and refusal to start once again, and some seem to be linked to motherboard issues. I hope this isn't the case and it's just related a sort of power surge and can be easily fixed. Any good solutions?Thanks in advance.

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Hi! I got a Lenovo ThinkPad for Christmas 8 months ago, and when I got it, I started setting it up, you know setting up my profile and whatnot. I made a profile and started installing games and all that kind of stuff, so after I did all that, I unplugged it cause I wanted to put it away into the case because I had somewhere to be the next morning, so I wanted to put it away early to get it over with. Anyway, when I unplugged it that first night, I expected the battery to just start slowly draining, like all laptops do, but instead the laptop just INSTANTLY shut down, just poof, black screen, so I started it up unplugged, and it drained very quickly. At first, I thought maybe it was because the battery wasn't charged up, but it was still odd how it just shut off instantly when it was unplugged. I thought it was odd, but put it in the case anyway and went to bed. I used it for a few days, plugged in at all times, however one day, I was playing a game, and the computer accidentally got unplugged, I don't remember how being it was about 7 or 8 months ago, but anyway like I said it was accidentally unplugged and once again, POOF black screen. This time I was very irritated cause I had to restart everything I had done in my game in that session. Before the computer was unplugged I hovered over the charging icon, and seen it was at 100%, so I was very confused now cause it should have kept going even after it was unplugged, because since it is at 100% it would only make se... Read more

A:My Lenovo laptop shuts down instantly when unplugged, help!

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I have a new Lenovo Ultrabook Thinkpad Yoga 14 for the last two months. Since last 2 weeks, this laptop just shuts off instantly even it is moved just a bit. However this happens only when it is not connected to power outlet. Please help.
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A:Thinkpad Yoga 14 laptop just shuts off instantly

Hi Sanjay Phirke,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
I think there might be some loose contact between internal battery and the system board.
Try with resetting the system from Emergency reset hole, which will be at the bottom of the laptop.
Emergency-reset hole
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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I have the Inspiron 15R Notebook (Inspiron 5521). I bought it back in April and from the beginning it has randomly shut off, but I overlooked it because it did not happen very often. For about the last month, the shut offs have happened almost every time I shift my computer to a more comfortable position. I have checked online and the general consensus appears to be loose components on the motherboard. I have a one year limited warranty. Can this problem be fixed under my warranty and how do I go about sending it back to Dell for the repairs?

A:Laptop shuts off when moved

Hi naturalTAN,
Please provide the complete error message received for the hard drive while running the diagnostics.
You may also run the diagnostics specifically on the hard drive from the main menu. Pressing the Esc key while the diagnostics are running will redirect to Main menu page.
Also, try the system performance in ‘Safe Mode’. Try working on the system for some time in ‘Safe Mode’ and try moving it to see if it shuts down. The steps are given below:

Restart or Power on the system.
Tap <F8> at dell logo until ‘Advanced Boot Options’ appear.
Choose ‘Safe Mode’ and hit ‘Enter’

Keep me posted with the information. I will be glad to assist you further.

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OK I have been looking into this problem for a little while now and I already got a little bit of info.
It is a compaq presario 1500 notebook, OS is windows xp home. I took it into a computer place and had a tech look at it. When it shut off, the power light went off. He said that it is more than likely shorting out, and it is getting shut off to keep it from frying. It made sense to me. I'm not a computer genius but I do know a lot about electric circuits. Anyway, I did a search on the net about it and it came to a thread in these forums. Someone was having the same problem, and someone else gave the same answer. It was probably a short.
One thing came up, but I didn't think of it when the tech was looking at it. A long time ago, months before it started shuting down, it might of thrown a fan blade. I could pick it up and lightly shake it and I would hear something bouncing around on the inside. Now it doesn't make that sound anymore, and I didn't do anything to fix it. It is right where the fan is so I am guessing it is the fan blade. But, could that have gotten lodged somewhere, or broke something to cause the short? I'm positive its not overheating because the fan works fine and I can feel the warm air blowing out.
So here are my questions. What could it be that is possibly shorting? What could cause it? Could being dropped cause it? It started happening after I let someone borrow it, so it may of been dropped. What kind of... Read more

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This might be weird but when I bend the lid of my latop screen or try to move my laptop, my laptop suddenly turns off without warning then restarts (sometimes it doesn't), this also happen when i play heavy load games like rise of the tomb raider, after 5-10 mins. in the game my laptop turns off. During a light load activities like browsing or watching videos it works fine, I've tried cpu and gpu benchmarking it also works fine, so its not heat problem. I thinks it's motherboard problem but im not sure. I've tried these:
removing the battery and  holding the power button for 30 secs.
running the diagnostic (It says the system's fine).
booting in safe mode.
My laptop is an dell inspiron 15 7566. I just bought it last month. What do you guys think?

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Product Name: HP pavillion dv7-2185dx
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

I have had my dv7-2185dx for many many years and my battery doesnt hold a charge because I never took it out when plugged in (I never unplugged it, i used it like a desktop). My problem though is that when I power on my laptop, it instantly shuts off, before anything can even appear on the screen.

My charger is working because there is a light on the laptop that turns on when the power cable is in. and when its off and plugged in, the lighting bolt/charging light blinks.
My laptop is cool and not hot, because I havent been able to turn it on in a week.
I did try unplug and drain the battery by holding for 15secs but still shuts off instantly

normally i can still run my laptop plugged in with no battery, but now I cant turn it on.

One thing i noticed different, is when I plug in my power cable, the light turns on, then turns off, then turns back on and stays on. when my laptop shuts off, the charge light shuts off, then comes back on.

I also bought a new charger, but for some reason, when I plug it in, the light turn on, then turns off and stays OFF. so strange

any idea what it could be?

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OH i need help... .my notebook crashed, then tried to work in safe-mode...but it freeze and later i held the power button to shut it down...(probably like 4-5 times) then now i'm facing powering on the notebook, but it shuts down like within seconds...it won't boot no more!! HELP....any advice???

A:Notebook Powerup & Shuts Down Instantly

update: i opened up the notebook n found the cpu not runnin and the fan as well!! is that a problem???

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Hi. First of all thanks for taking the time to read this.

I have a Windows XP computer that was running great until this morning. I ran up the stairs and I guess by doing so I gained some static on my feet (through my slippers wtf?) and when I extended my arm to push the power button on my computer some static jumped from my finger to the button and started the computer itself. At first i thought it was pretty cool but realized how wrong I was when the system shut itself down after only 3 seconds of attempting to boot. I powercycled the powersupply (clicked it on and off) and then tried powering the PC again... nothing happened, It didn't even respond. After ten minuets or so I decided to try again and It actually started to boot, but then 3-4 seconds later it just instantly shutdown just as before.

Any help would be appreciated. I know static = death with computers but im hoping maybe, just maybe it could be a problem with the button itself (not giving enough of a signal to start or something) or something small like it (i dont want to but a whole new MB).

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and even more gratitude to those who take the time to reply and help!



A:Computer Starts & Instantly Shuts Down.

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Hey y'all--

I have Win XP SP3. Trying to clear up a slow-running condition, I opened Task Manager. As I moved the pointer to click on a tab, the Task Manager dropped into the systray. When I moved the pointer to the systray, the task manager icon disappeared. At first, this only happened on my user account, w/ admin priveleges. Now it happens on all 4 users.

After clearing out everyone's temp files, etc, and running Malwarebytes, the speed seems to be OK, but I still have the Task Manager problem. I searched the forums and found several similar complaints that also included the run command or regedit not working. My run and regedit are fine. I don't have any other problems that I know of.

I use Sunbelt Vipre. I tried it in Safe Mode, but it found no infection. I've also used Kaspersky and Panda. They also found no problems (other than a few harmless cookies). Housecall won't run on my machine.

Following & attached are DDS logs.

I'd sure appreciate any help!


DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by kevin at 22:43:14.89 on Mon 05/11/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3061.1841 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Sunbelt VIPRE *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Task manager shuts off almost instantly, Win XP

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This is my first time posting here, I'm hoping someone might have an idea as to what's causing my problem.

2 days ago my computer instantly shut-down while I was using it, when I tried to turn it back on, the fans started to spin and then it instantly shut down again (shut down in less than a second).

I took the side of my case off to see what code was being thrown, and all I get is '00' every time I try to start the system. Sometimes it will attempt to start again after failing; for example: I push the power button, the fans start to spin, less than one second later they stop, a couple seconds later the fans start to spin again then instantly stop (this repeats until the power is turned off at the wall).

Other issues:
Over the past couple weeks, I have been experiencing blue-screens, which were gradually becoming more frequent (roughly once every couple days). Some days I experienced multiple blue-screens and hangs (pc would freeze for a minute, then audio would freeze, then it would either resume, or in most cases lead to a blue-screen).

Used roughly 8-12 hours per day ex weekends. Rarely shut-down; on almost 24/7.

Things I've done since the problem:
- Cleaned the interior and components of dust.
- Checked for shorts.
- Cleaned and reapplied thermal paste to CPU.
- Removed RAM and tried booting with different configurations of sticks (same set, don't have any other RAM to test with).
- Tried booting with GPU removed.
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OH i need help... .my notebook crashed, then tried to work in safe-mode...but it freeze and later i held the power button to shut it down...(probably like 4-5 times) then now i'm facing powering on the notebook, but it shuts down like within seconds...it won't boot no more!! HELP....any advice???

Notebook Powerup & Shuts Down Instantly

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OK, so my computer used to have the Domino A.L.C. cooling system, until it recently started acting weird and i uninstalled it. Now i have my default Intel cpu fan installed, but anytime i start up the computer it will do one of 3 things: Say cpu is over temperature, press f1 to resume (even if i do resume it shuts down a few seconds later), then shuts down, shut down after about half a second to 5 seconds, or it will start loading windows and then instantly shut down as if the power was turned off (although the lights in the tower itself are still on). I can't actually access the BIOS to check the temperature (the computer shuts off too quickly). So...wat do

EDIT: All fans are working.

A:CPU 'over temperature' even when cold, shuts down almost instantly

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Right so I unplugged my computer to take back to my house and then my brother knocked it over onto the the side, i think it may have been on the side of the motherboard. When I got home, I plugged everything in and turned it on. But all that happened was that the led and fan would work/turn on and then the computer instantly shuts off. I open up my PC to look at the inside (I turned off psu first and unplugged), I pressed all the ports and sockets and wires in harder incase something was loose, I plugged my PC in again but without the mouse and keyboard and my PC turns on fine but no signal appears on my screen. Whenever I plug in all my stuff (keyboard, mouse etc.) my computer does what it did before, powers fan and led then shuts down.

I reallly would appreciate ANY help here as I do not wish to spend any money at the Computer Repair Shops.

My PC Specs:

AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition Processor
GigaByte M68M-S2P Motherboard
400GB SATA hard drive
nVidia GeForce G100 Graphics Card

A:PC was knocked over, now turns on and instantly shuts off

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Hello guys,
I just got home from a LAN with some friends, and when I tried to start up my PC, it just kept shutting off. It was working perfectly fine at the LAN, and at home before I went there, so something must have happened along the way?

Basically I get to the "press F2 to enter bios" stage where I see that the cpu is at 80c or so, and rising very very quickly, once it reaches 100c it just shuts off, and I can hear it buzzing now and then as if it is trying to boot up.

I've opened my PC up, and the fan is spinning as it should, I also dusted it just in case.
Could something be stuck between the fan and the CPU?

Anyways, I'm running Windows Vista.

Any input is greatly appreciated

A:CPU reaches ~100c instantly and shuts off

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My PC has been shutting down at any given time during web browsing...i use mozilla and have XP Home SP3. i have a log to post and can put more info later when i return from work...

(Edit): I have a Compaq Presario V4000 Laptop with an Intel Celeron M processor 1.40GHz 502MB RAM Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS Express Chipset Family. Today I ran a quick scan with Malwarebytes and it found 4 infections, all of them registry errors. I quarantined them and restarted.While I was browsing the web (stumbling), I was watching a video and then it suddenly went off, with no warning. It's happened before when I plug something into my 2nd USB Port, so I haven't used it since. Also, when I start up my PC and the desktop pops up, an error pops up

If there is anything else I should post on here let me know, and i'll do so...
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:44:37 PM, on 7/16/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\Micro Innovations\Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Driver\StartAutorun.exe
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A:Computer shuts off instantly at any time...

so its still happening but, i dont think it happens when i unplug my adapter...anyone??

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I am trying to use another display/monitor with my laptop. However, my HP Compaq LA2205wg monitor shuts down instantly when I plug in the HDMI cable into my Toshiba Satellite laptop. Once I unplug the HDMI cable, the monitor turns back on. I am plugging in an Insignia DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter into the monitor and then an HDMI cable from there to my laptop. Both of the connectors (DisplayPort adaptor for HDMI cable are new)

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Hey guys,

I have a Pavilion DV7 laptop that has been randomly shutting down. No warning whatsoever; it just goes to a black screen, some garbled static spits out of my speakers for a split second, then it just powers down. THEN when I try powering back on, it would shut down again 2 OR 3 MORE TIMES right after the "Resuming Windows" screen before I could even get to my desktop again. I don't know if the 2 are related, but I also have that insufferable Outerinfo malware.

At first, this only happened while I played World of Warcraft, so I thought it was an overheating issue. But it happened tonight while I was just searching DeviantArt, which threw up a million red flags.

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 2:28:44 AM, on 1/8/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\?icrosoft\w?wexec.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\x86\SetPoint32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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A:Computer instantly shuts down without warning - Outerinfo


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if i do something like convert dvd files or something strenuous for the pc, after a few minutes it will instantly shut off and two red lights on the front of my pc will begin to blink, when i turn the pc back on this error will pop up:
error loading\3\lxcjtime.dll
the specified module could not be found

this is the most irritating problem i've come acrossed in years, i just restored my computor with the factory boot disk, thats when this problem began, so i'm pretty sure i dont have a virus yet, but i guess anythings possible
my pc is an hp compaq desktop. thanx for any suggestions

A:pc instantly shuts off and red lights blink on the outside when pc is busy

If you have a Lexmark printer...try uninstalling and reinstalling it.

If you had a Lexmark printer at some time, this may have been a leftover startup pointer...which now has no referent.

Then again...it could be malware...I've never seen a path with the numeral 3 in it.

Why did you restore your system?

System manufacturer and model?


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My Toshiba Laptop is a Windows 7 with a recent (1-2 months now) Windows 10 update. (Satellite C675--S7200)

A few moments ago I tried turning my laptop on without a plug, first time trying to turn it on at all today.
It did not react to my pressing the power button so I plugged it in assuming maybe I left it on to die overnight yesterday. When I plugged it in it turned on once I pressed power, then I got started on planning out an essay I have to type and send online. As I changed my seating position I lifted the laptop to do so, unplugging the power cord from the laptop itself in the process and instantaneously it's off. Completely silent with a black screen and all. I plug it back in, turn it back on, it takes its time a little to come back on, then I see it's a full battery and try unplugging again.. same story. I google and tamper around with (basic) power and battery settings, still the same story. Again, as I am typing I am very still so I do not unplug the charging chord for it to instantly shut off on me again although the laptop is at full battery along with the green light indicating so next to the power light.

Before this evening I have not touched any settings on my battery or display or power recently and I need this issue fixed because I am rather clumsy and do a lot of class work and essays on this computer at home.

A:Fully charged, pulls the plug, shuts down instantly

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Hello Everybody!
I am really worried with my Brand New Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 Laptop which i bought almost 7 months ago. the problem is that while playing game it suddenly shuts down after 5 to 15 mins. i also notice that my laptop is quite heated.i have read through the forums and the diagnostics which is all good and no errors. i request Dell professionals to sort this problem out for me as i am afraid something big fault might not occur due to such sudden shut downs..please help.
Dell Inspiron 15R 5520
Core i5  3210M 2.5GHZ
AMD Radeon 7670M 1GB
4GB Ram
500GB HDD 

A:My Dell Inspiron 15r 5520 suddenly and instantly shuts down

Hi Faizan,
Please share the operating system installed. Also, try releasing the static charge from the system. Here are the steps:

Disconnect any external peripherals (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) from the computer including the power supply.
Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds.
Reconnect the power supply. Try to restart the computer and check.

Also, you confirmed that you have tried running diagnostics on the system and no failure was detected. I request you to run on-board diagnostics on the system once again. Here are the steps:

Restart the system and immediately start tapping the 'F12' key to enter the 'Boot Menu'.
Use the 'Down Arrow' key to highlight the 'Diagnostics' option. Press the 'Enter' key.
The diagnostics will begin. Please note the exact error message/code, if any appears on the screen.

If the test pass, please update the BIOS of the system to latest A14 version. Here are the steps:

Click on the link http://dell.to/13PAuCU and download the BIOS.
Save the file on the Desktop. Right click on it and select the option 'Run as Administrator'.
Follow the onscreen instructions to update the BIOS.
Restart the system and check functionality.

Note: Make sure the ac adapter is connected and the battery is charged 10% or above to update the BIOS. Also, disconnect all the external peripherals before updating the BIOS. All the programs should be closed and documents saved.
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So I had no such problems until today. It happened instantly. Even though my batter is full, whenever I unplug my charger the laptop shuts down instantly. And when I turn it back on, the orange battery light on the right side flashes quickly. Someone had told me that the battery was dead or I had to replace it but it worked just fine until today. I have been using this laptop for almost 4 years now. Thanks for the suggestions and help.

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I've recently started working at a new company and I've been provided with a brand new Latitude E5570. After 3 days use the laptop has started to shut down when the power cord is unplugged, it was working fine yesterday but having returned to work this morning I've found that I can't use the laptop unless it is plugged in (it wont turn on if the cord is unplugged). I've tried using a different power cable from a colleagues laptop, but the situation did not change. I've also tried changing and resetting the power plans to default, but to no avail.
I ran a battery check through command prompt and it showed that the battery is working fine with 100% charge, so I cannot understand why it refuses to work without the power cable. Here's a link to the report (must be opened in a browser): https://www.dropbox.com/s/ezwtuiowx0kz4gb/battery-report.html?dl=0 

A:Dell Latitude shuts down instantly when power cable removed (despite full battery)

The charging circuit on the motherboard is probably bad.  That allows the battery to accept and provide current. When I worked in a previous job years ago supporting hundreds of laptops, we had a few of these. If I'm right, I suspect that as you wait for your battery to self-discharge over time, you'll find that it battery won't charge anymore either.

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I was given a gateway mx8741 pretty much unused, however when turning it on an error message appears "Windows error recovery". No matter which option I choose it doesn't load. It sometimes go to a startup repair screen and not find a problem, however clicking finish turns off the laptop. I want to rest everything to get it back to factory.

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I was playing a game on my laptop when all of the sudden my laptop shuts off instantly. This has happened to me twice in the past week and I don't know why it does this. Can anyone explain me why this is happening? My laptop is an HP Envy Dv7-7223cl with Windows 7 Ultimate.

A:Laptop keeps shutting off instantly, don't know why :(

It's probably over heating and shutting down to prevent component damage. You can install a program like Download SpeedFan - MajorGeeks to monitor the temps and see what they are.

Is the fan running?
Have you ever tried cleaning out the air vents using a can of compressed air?

Unless you are comfortable disassembling a laptop to do a thorough clean and probably replace the thermal paste between the heat sink and the CPU you may need to take it to a reputable computer repair shop.

Check temps and report back first though.

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i have lenovo g550 laptop........for two days i didnt used it and kept it aside.........later when i tried to use it it didnt start i removed its battery and checked but nothin worked but after hour and half it started suddenly.......i used it then for abt 3 hous and it worked fine........the next day i had similar problem but this time it started bit quicker than before..... i offed and oned several times and it worked fine.....next day i had same problem again......is it a hardware problem or just moisture does it........ whats the remedy?

A:Laptop does not start instantly

Are you shutting it down, or putting it into sleep/hibernate?

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Recently my laptop has been instantly powering off. This happens even while plugged in and with a full battery. In order for me to power it back on, I have to unplug the power supply AND remove the battery and put it back in. Not sure exactly what is causing this, but I don't believe it is heat.

Any thoughts?


A:Laptop instantly powering off.

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Dear Experts,
I have XPS L502X series laptop. It have a strange problem. It doesn't starts in normal way.
1) First plug the AC adopter with battery connected and leave it for some time.
2) Now remove the adopter and then try to start laptop with only battery connected. It starts.
Some time it took so long to start with this technique.
Some time laptop will never starts may for 2 to 3 days. Then automatically starts with above method.
I went to local service provider but he is not able to solve this problem.
After research i came to know that, there is a charging circuit available on mother board.
This may leaks and create a problem.
Can any one helps me on it?

A:My laptop is not start instantly

I'd suggest you run diagnostic tool on the system. The tool will scan for any possible hardware issues that might be causing problems for your computer.
1. Power off computer. Please keep AC adapter connected and battery install.
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F12 continuously. You should be in diagnostic screen. After quick tests, run full tests as well. Report back any error codes.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, and every time I would start it up, it would freeze right away. After I type my password to log in, there's a black screen. Sometimes the black screen goes away and loads windows but it would freeze right away, and sometimes the black screen stays and the computer is frozen. I tried starting it up in safe mode, but it would just freeze and start up in normal mode. Help, how do I fix this?

A:My Laptop Freezes Instantly After Start-Up

Have you backed up your critical data?
Can you access the BIOS? Does the BIO freeze?
Can you boot with an Ubuntu LIVE CD?
I would error check the drive for starters. Slave it to another computer if you must. Hopefully your motherboard is not failing.

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Hi, For the past few days I have been facing a problem where my laptop will suddenly turn off when unplugged.Notebook details are mentioned below.Product Name: HP ENVY 15t-j000 Quad Edition CTO Notebook PC Produnct Number: C8P47AARMy battery was running well previously and a sudden failure doesnt make sense. Anyways thinking it was a bettery issue I searched the forums and ran diagnostics on my battery and they turned out to be okay. The diagnostic reports are attached below. HP Battery CheckUEFI Report I dont know whats causing this issue and where to go from here. Any help will be appreciated.

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I have a satellite that I've been playing WoW on for some time now. A few months ago it completely stopped working and would make this "metal ball dropping" sound, which I assumed was the HD failing. A few days later it was working fine, though it was saying I had a media failure, but started up an ran.

Last night while playing WoW it crashed completely and when I power on, the fan starts, then it clicks and powers off. Absolutely nothing happens.

I assume the motherboard is bad? Or could the HD cause this?

I've already ordered a new laptop, but was hoping I could salvage this one.

Thanks for any advice!

A:Laptop crashes instantly upon boot

you may be able to recover the hard drive, or your data, after your new system arrives.

i would suggest removing the hard-drive from the system,
then try to boot with your xp disk in the cd.

if you are able to get to the installation screens, then you know your hd was causing the problem.
If you are unable to get there, then you know that you have further problems than the hd.

The hd, can be checked by installing to a usb device (like a usb enclosure, which may or may not work) or more likely a device like apricorn's drive-wire! This will allow you to recover your data at least.

Check out LookingAround's tutorial here!

Let us know the results of your efforts and we will go to the next step.

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 900 that **bleep**s off whenever tapped hard enough or even when bumped or shifted. I've googled some solutions and sounds like it could be related to the sw2 on the Lenovo  Yogo s3 14. Anyone know where that sw2 is on a Lenovo yoga 900?  I've already done a system reset and tried opening the laptop and disconnecting and reconnecting and tightening everything to no avail. I've googled some solutions and sounds like it could be related to the sw2 on the Lenovo  Yogo s3 14. Anyone know where that sw2 is on a Lenovo yoga 900? Here is the reference post regarding sw2 switch : https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Re-Thinkpad-S3-Yoga-14-Random-shut-offs... 

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Hello! New here~ Anyways, I just moved my computer from my apartment over to my friends house. The computer worked fine before I moved it here but now it won't start. If I start it up normal it gets to the XP loading screen and after loading for a bit it bsod me with the error 0x0000000034 (which I had to record to be able to catch, it's faster than lightning).

I've tried to run it on safe mode but it restarts there too. Bios is the only place where it doesn't die. Now I've checked through the computer if any cables were loose or if anything was wrong. Everything seems right though.. I've had this problem two times with my old computer when moving it. It was fixed by pressing on all the cables (one must've been "glitchy")

Here I am with a brick of a computer at my friends house, disappointed by the ruined evening and not sure what to do. Any advice how to fix this? Thank you!

A:Moved computer - Now it shuts down during boot

Open the case and disconnect/reconnect all cables for PSU and drives.

Are you sure that STOP error wasn't 24, rather than 34?


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this is a weird thing that started happening, my computer shuts down when it gets to the account screen. It loads fine, then automatically makes a noise like its running something, and then goes to the windows is shutting down screen, never allowing me a chance to log on. It loads in safe mode, and I've tried scanning for viruses and system restore, but none of that worked. Can anyone help me out?

A:computer shuts down upon startup moved from xp

go into msconfig/startup
untick the boxes and try and start normally
then retick them one at a time and reboot normally when it fails again you have found the problem

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My Hp notebook keeps shutting down on its own. This happens if it is moved or shaken. I just feel so bad right now because i use it for everythiing. Bought it on groupon frefrubished. Warranty expired. Please help. 

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Hey guys

So i am having a very unusual problem. I have an Asus G50vt-x5 laptop (with windows 7 now, originally had vista), and my old battery was losing charge so quickly. So, i got a new one. I did everything you were supposed to, charged it up, discharged it, charged it again, etc.

For some reason, i can just be playing or doing things on my laptop, and it'll randomly just lose ALL power. For example, i was playing a video game the other day and was at roughly 65% battery, and suddenly the computer just instantly died. And i don't know if any of you have seen an asus, but there is a little light on the panel with the power button for like a "quick start", and that light is ALWAYS on. but when the laptop died it wasn't. Which i take it means absolutely no power was going to the laptop.

Anyone got any ideas as to what the problem is? By the way i know it isnt just a faulty battery, this is my 3rd battery replacement. It is a problem with my laptop.

A:Laptop Loses Charge Instantly After A Couple of Minutes

FWIW: there are settings in the control panel power settings on what the computer will do when the battery is low but something tells me that you might have bought an old battery. Where did you buy the batteries?
If on the "open" market they could very possibly be old stock and won't take much of a charge.


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Hello, I'm getting instantly shut downs of my PC. Sometimes it comes with BSOD, but several times it comes without BSOD. It happens about one or two times through week. I thought that its because of CPU heating at gaming time but after that I get shut downs also then PC were in standby and CPU temp was about 55C. So I don,t know what is the issue. My PC spec are ASUS X555LN, i5-4210U, 8GB RAM, GeForce 840M, Main SSD Drive 120GB and secondary storage drive is 1TB Seagate 5200 HDD. I uploaded here DM Log in rar file. Thank You in advance for Help

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I need your help people.
My friend's computer automatically shuts itself down whenever it is opened.
It continues to load up to the desktop but then it shuts down quickly and displays the shut down message "saving your settings..." then it turns off..

it is running on a Windows XP professional..
and has about 300 MB of RAM
it also has two hard drives with 20 Gigabytes each...

Here's what happened before this..
-The last time it ran I had a problem running BitDefender and any other antivirus / anti spy softwares because the system shuts the program down. I installed Trojan Remover and scanned for malicious files but then in the middle of scanning, the computer freezes and I restart it pressing the reset button on the CPU.
-I tried restarting in safe mode but it just freezes so I repeated restarting the computer in normal mode for about five times then finally i was able to run Bitdefender, Trojan Remover, and Ad-aware.. but there came an error message saying that "RegEdit cannot be accessed" or something like that..
-When I ran Trojan Remover there were about more or less 5 files that were detected as "internet worm" I tried choosing "disable from running by changing its reference" and it says "the policy on registry editing was reset" but then whenever i run Trojan Remover again these files are still detected.. i didn't know what to do so i left that matter
-I ran Bitdefender and almost all files that are detecte... Read more

A:computer shuts down automatically in seconds[moved from xp]

i think you may be up for a reformat i will move you to security for them to advise

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Hi guys well I just hope someone with some electronics knowledge in repairing notebooks would help me out in here.
I got a sager 5680 lappy, and when I plug the lap on AC power without the battery I turn on the unit and instantly goes off, ( I hear a low sparky noise like some sort of short circuit, when this happens the psu light dimms from rock solid ) .
Now if you leave the unit with the battery charging you may be lucky and the battery will charge and the only way the unit works is with the battery on it's bay, as soon as you remove the battery boom unit shuts off.

The Unit does work but only when you plug in a battery and when it charges if you leave it dunno a couple of nights never gets solid green

What I did :

- Could the PSU be bad not throwing enough amps ? even if it shows voltage
on digital meter

- This lap has a separate voltage daughtercard for the battery I removed it when diagnosing this card goes
plugged onto the mainboard and here the battery gets plugged.

- Measured PSU voltage it's working fine 20volts DC

- Checked SMD fuse on motherboard , fine

- Dissasembled the entire unit ripped everything off that might me faulty

- I've read the AC plug sometimes get's broken and I retouched the solder points, once I did this, by miracle the unit started without the battery plugged on. But guess what after I assembled the unit then again , when on AC power alone turned on , and then went off . So I don�... Read more

A:laptop not starting on AC , power light on , I press on button & goes off instantly

The power adapters and the power sockets have an extremely high failure rate in the Sager 5680 laptop. We have seen eight of them in our shop with identical symptoms. While still under warranty, Sager replaced those without a question.

The problem appears to be where the power meets the motherboard. New parts would need to be re-soldered into the system... expensive because it is very time consuming.

Sorry I don't have a solution for you. Working units are available on eBay, if you want to trace the problem between a working model and a failed one.

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As you can see I have a dell 5547 and whenever I moved it it shuts off. takes a while to turn it back on. its probably something messed up in the wiring.


A:Dell inspiron 15 5547 randomly shuts off when moved

Did you try cleaning battery contacts ?

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about a week ago I was given a used Sony Vaio desktop model RS310 with XP, 256 ram, 2.8hgz, and a 80gig HD.
The owner had the PC (layed on its side) in a box in the garage for maybe 2 years or less. The PC outer case was pretty dirty, but the inside had your typical dustiness. But I took the whole PC apart and cleaned it like new. Used only liquid cleaners on non electronic boards and such.

Ok, here are the issues
XP boots fine, but when the tower is moved around the Sony Vaio Monitor would shut off, along with the keyboard and mouse. But both fans, and DVD drive were still functional (maybe HD too, but I cant tell). The PC would reboot automactially, sometimes it wouldn't.
I checked the Sony monitor/keyboard/mouse on my other PC to make sure they weren't faulty and they worked perfectly. When the Sony Vaio was up and running normal, I moved the back ports around, the monitor/keyboard/mouse/internet cables and were functioning perfectly.
But this time when I slightly tilted the Tower back, these issues returned. After having the PC on for about 30mins without movement the PC would of all of a sudden do these problems again, sometimes reboot other times not.

Now the PC stays on for hours, sometimes restarts, other times it doesn't. I don't even bother moving the PC around Im too scared. I been able to do all important updates on XP, with SP3.

So the question I have, what do some of you guys think it might be? I personally think the Power Supply might ... Read more

A:Solved: Sony Vaio PC Shuts down when tower is moved

I think its he Power supply unit, but i want to get a second opinion. Also how do I edit my post, so I can ask which PSU I should buy. I dont want to make another thread.

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