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Q: Laptop turns off without any warning, when the battery is lo...

1. Laptop turns off without any warning, when the battery is low. There is no "low battery" indicator or anything of that sort. The laptop just turns off. This has been happening for over one and a half months now.2. The battery also lasts lesser time than what the battery indicator indicates (MUCH lesser). It has been a little over 2 years now since I purchased this laptop. Ofcourse it depends on my usage. But the battery indicator should suggest reasonably sensible "lasting" time right?

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I been recently having this problem where my battery run low and instead of warning me it turns off. What should i do ?

A:No Low battery warning, Just turns off.

Replace the battery. They don't last forever and this is what happens when they die.

I strongly recommend getting the OEM battery and not a cheap chinese knockoff. I never take chances with ink/toner and batteries. The real deal or nothing.

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As the title says.

My battery is 100% charged, when i disconnect the power lead after 30 seconds or so my laptop powers off.

I bought a new battery today charged it to 100% and it does the same thing
Any ideas please

A:Dell Inspiron 7720 Laptop - Battery 100%, turns off when not plugged in, have tried new battery

harrrrrrry.Cable LooseIf you have a cable that is loose, try removing the cable and reconnecting it and make sure it is firmly in place.If the cable is still loose, check for any bent or broken pins or damage to the connector or cable.If there is damage to the cable that is causing it to become loose, the adapter and or cable will have to be replaced.Check the BatteryRight-click the battery icon in the lower right-hand corner, then click Dell Extended Battery Life Options. If this option is not available, proceed to Step 2. Click the Battery Health tab. Make note of the message on the page, when the battery shows as "This battery is performing normally", then the battery is performing as it should.Make sure your bios is updated. You can also run the diags. click the link below.http://dell.to/2k3NUrHTo run a full diagnostic on your computer, go to the Dell PC Diagnostics page, click the Advanced tab and click Run Diagnostic. Uninstalling & installing the Battery DriverIf the above steps don’t resolve and you might need to uninstall the battery driver, and then restart your computer. Follow these steps:Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager.‌ If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.Double-click Batteries.Right-click Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Con... Read more

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Well I've just spent the past hour or so trying to chill out and relaxing by trying to play some Call of Duty 2 on my laptop computer. "Trying" is my key word here, because for whatever reason or reasons the darn thing in game, is turning itself off without warning!

I get about 2-3 maps into the game, which is approx. something like 30-40 minutes in and the thing shuts itself off. I know for a fact this isn't an issue that my laptop's hardware is bellow the requirements for the game.

Toshiba x-205 dual SLi
2 Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT's 256MB's each
Intel Core Duo T2800 @ 2.8 G's
6GB's of system RAM
Realtek High Definition Audio Sound Card
Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)

I'm well over in almost every area the games requirements, but even with that the game or the computer shuts itself off. I'm thinking this could be heat related! I've got the thing resting atop a nice dual fan laptop cooling tray, I did notice possibly one of it's exhaust vents might have been blocked a little by a printer I had stationed pretty close to it. I moved the laptop away from that printer, about another 2-3 inches or so and try'd the game again, same thing, about 30 minutes into it the thing shut itself off.

Upon firing it up again, I ran the stock Toshiba diagnostic tool, no problems detected. I then checked the hard drive, no problems found. I then ran CCleaner and checked the registry, no errors found. Lastly, I went ... Read more

A:My laptop turns itself off, without warning!

Sounds like it could be overheating. The best thing to do will be to load up something like CPUID's HWMonitor, fire it up and check the temps whilst gaming.

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So HP laptops have a tendency of overheating... and when they do, they power off immediately. This is NOT that issue. When I'm working solely on my battery (no AC charger) My laptop will turn off in maybe 45 minutes... I keep an eye on the battery level and it never drops to below 20% when this occurs. The laptop isn't burning hot and no error/warning messages are displayed (and no beeps).... Just poof power off. Ive downloaded the newest HP support assistant and ran the battery test and it said it was fine.I've tried to the manual calibration (since Support assistant isn't giving me the option to calibrate it) where I do the diagnostic logic (F2) and run the Hard Drive test on Battery until the laptop dies... Plugged in the charger and restarted.. what do you know, battery was at 40%... on the battery battery level button is showing half-charge.... So what do I do when the laptop is saying battery is good - not replace... How do I force that calibration? Something is wrong in that the power is dying half-way through the power cycle. Apprecaite any advice!

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My sony vaio laptop turns-off automatically when runs on battery. If it is on main power, no issue. Please suggest me whether its happening due to bad battery.

A:Laptop turns-off after 3 min when runs on battery

I suggest it's due to a bad battery.

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can anyone help me?

I have a packard bell easynote f5280hr...

When i try to run it from battery it pretty much switches off straight away! i have been on the packard bell site and it says that its a problem with the bios. So i updated the bios using the link from this page http://www.elf.co.uk/Tech Support1.htm but it hasnt made any difference!

anyone got any ideas to why this is? the battery is fully charged...

A:laptop turns off when runnning on battery..

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Whenever I unplug my computer from its charging cord it automatically turns off. I was having this problem before, but replaced the battery with a brand new one. It was working fine and I broke in the battery by charging and discharging it fully for the first 3 cycles and the laptop was working well without power for the past week since I got it, other than taking a minute or so to respond to me pushing the power on button before working when it was not connected to the cord. Now this morning it switches off whenever I unplug it even though the battery says it is at 100% charge and still charging. But, the light on the side of my power port is on red/orange when I have it plugged in, but only when it's lid is closed and it is fully booted up. I checked on other forum answers and tried changing to different power saving plans and even switching all options to 'never' but nothing has worked.I also looked at the pins underneath my laptop where my battery should go to see if they are damaged. Two of them are on a different angle to the rest but I think this is how the laptop was built anyway? I dont want to move them incase it just makes the situation worse.What should I try next? I would like this fixed ASAP as I need this laptop for school and often don't have access to a power plug in class. Thankyou.

A:Laptop turns off when unplugged (new battery)

Hello @daniellelouder, Welcome to the HP Forums! I have read your post and understand that the battery in your HP Envy 15-j121tx is not powering the notebook. I am happy to help you resolve this issue. First, please perform a hard reset. Once that is complete, please follow the steps in these documents: 1. HP Notebook PCs - Battery Does Not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge2. HP Notebook PCs - Improving Battery Performance (Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista) Please check for hardware updates as well. HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 10, 8) If the document did not help you resolve the issue, try HP Notebook PCs - Restoring the BIOS and then check for Windows update.  Thank you, I look forward to your response with the outcome. If this post has helped you, feel free to click the thumbs up!

Please click ?Accept as Solution ? if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution.Click the ?Kudos, Thumbs Up" on the bottom to say ?Thanks? for helping.I work on behalf of HP

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i have MOBII laptop (NVIDIA product, point-of-view)... its intel atom inside, it was initially with Vista OS, i installed later on WIN-7 (it performed better) but now, after 4monthes, the LAPTOP TURNS OFF at 50% battey life !!! ...
my question is , Bettary's life is over ??? or may it be software related ??? !!

A:laptop turns off at 50% battery life !!! :s

Hello shafichariri.

Have a look at the thread at the link below for some battery info.

Stupid Stupid Laptop Battery

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My laptop keeps turning itself of when it is on battery. It lasts about 20 minutes, but is getting shorter everytime.

The battery is not running out- when I turn it back on it has 50% charge normally.

It turns off as if it has no power- no warning, and when I turn it back on it reloads and everything is new, with documents and Internet sessions needing restoring.

How can I fix this? I don't think it is the battery, as it has charge when I turn it back on, and it only has 20% wear.


A:Laptop Randomly Turns Off When In Battery

Welcome to TSG!!

If it's truly random, it won't be the Power Management settings. Some laptops have a utility that enables you to "calibrate" your battery. It will fully charge, then fully discharge the battery, perhaps more than one cycle, to allow the laptop to "learn" the battery's capabilities and characteristics. Check and see if you can find such an app. Different manufacturers will give it different names. Also, check their Web site to see if it is a separate download.

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I have a gateway m-6851. I bought this battery 2 months ago. This just started happening today. My laptop is running fine, I unplug it to move it. I assumed it went to battery power, but nope. It turned off. This happens 100% of the time. I've tried reseating the battery twice. Windows 7 reads it at 100% with no problems. any ideas?

I don't know that much about hardware, but is there maybe some setting thats messed up. Such as a setting that tells windows to switch to battery, or try to switch to battery, because windows reads the battery just fine.

A:Solved: Laptop turns off when unplug, battery 100%

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My battery will not charge.  The laptop will only turn on if it is plugged in with the charger.  Does this mean that I need a new battery?  

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Dv7-3165dx Laptop turns off unexpectedly when battery is low. Even at 17%. This is getting really annoying I keep losing work! Before it used to give me a warning and then hibernate. Now there is no warning and it turns off without saving anything. Help!The laptop is only one year old.I already ran the battery diagonsitic and it said the battery was good.

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A:Dv7-3165dx Laptop turns off unexpectedly when battery is low

Ok I think I finally figured it out by changing the power options and I think the way you told me to reset the battery also helped. here are the settings: reserve battery level (this is when the popup will come up.)10% low battery level (this is when the low battery action will be performed.)8% critical battery level (my comp would die at this point.)7%  low battery action: sleep, sleep (customize this to your liking.) low battery notification: on,on (keep this on.) critical battery action: sleep, sleep (my comp would die already at critical.)  

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Im having an issue charging my laptop battery, i have tried a the fix where you uninstall the drivers from the device manager and  shut down the computer and boot back up but it wont do anything The computer will turn on with the AC adapter connected and the battery out.Computer will turn on with the Battery in and the AC adapter disconnected.Computer will turn on with the battery in. If the computer is turned off with the battery in and i plug in the AC adapter nothing happens it would not charge it.If the computer is off without the battery and I plug in the AC adapter the power light with the little lightning bolt will flash once and it would allow me to turn on the computer. So i dont know exactly whats going on. I tried to turn on the computer with the AC adapter only and windows shows it recognizes its connected, but if i plug in the battery it would automatically change from saying that is connected to disconnected and stars running with the battery juice only even when the AC is still connected. Some how i feel like the battery overrides the AC adapter and i dont know what to do... Please help    

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Hi, i want to know, if there is a way i can turn on my HP Envy touchsmart 15 when the AC adapter is plugged in? I cannot find Power on AC option in the BIOS.I really need it so i can use teamviewer to access the Laptop when i am away. I can turn the adapter on using the Xiaomi smartplug.

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My Notebook is only 15 months old and has started crashing without warning on battery.  Over two weeks the crash point has gone from 90% empty to only about 15% charge used.  A friend has a similar-aged laptop that has done the same thing.  HP Support said batteries should last 2-3 years or more, that they understood my position and (no apology) their only help consisted of offering to give me a link to buy new batteries.  I can accept that betteries need changing every 2-3 year.  I do not accept a design where the need to change is triggered by repeated loss of data / work.  My power management settings are standard but no warning of any kind is given beore the crash happens.  Do other people have similar experiences?  Why would anyone buy an HP Notebook that behaves like this?  

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Hi, From last few days I facing the issue that my laptop shuts down without any warrning only on battery, usually after using the 50% of battery.And battery is not charging more than 98%.Here are my laptop specs and details :Spectell.com/hp-probook-450-g1-e9y02ea-laptop/Now battery is discharging more quickly as well. (Laptop is not warrenty now) Any suggestion or recomandation please... Thanks,Yahya.

A:Laptop shuts down without warning on battery

You need to run a battery status test which you can do by tapping F2 as you power up to get into diagnostic mode. If you are out of warranty and the laptop is over 2 years old the first thing we think of with battery problems is that the battery is old and needs replacing. 

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Hi, well i really dont know anything about computers what so ever, but for a few days now, my Acer Laptop has been shutting down when theres 19% left of the battery, or 20 minutes without warning. Usually it gives me a low battery warning when theres 13 minutes left, then a critical battery waning at 7-8 minutes left.
(copied off from the sticker on the bottom right)
-Windows 7
-AMD Athion II X2 processor P340
-ATI Mobility Radeion Hd 4250

I hope those ^^ help, thanks.

ps. ive only had it for about 3 months, well since christmas

A:Laptop dies at 19% without a 'low battery' warning. Help?

click start / windows
type power options and select it
select change plan settings on your current power plan
click change advanced power settings
go to battery
check the low and critical battery level and actions.

if those aren't set in 20% it probably means your battery is out of calibration.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-7410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 48 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 11209 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) R5 Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 911 GB (753 GB Free); D: 18 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81F5
Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated

OK, On a separate issue I noticed I'm having has to do with low battery notification; to which may be related to my previous issue with version update. I noticed a few versions back and I think possibly when I replaced the hdd with a new one that my low battery warning no longer works. Instead of giving me a warning that battery is low it just shuts down. I have changed my power settings so many times and so many ways that nothing works, I even bumped the percentage up to 30% and instead of giving me the warning it just turns off at 30%.
I have considered that the battery might be going bad but why would I not still get the low battery warning, the battery is over 2 years old but still seems to maintain (just not as long as it did).

If anybody out there has had this issue and solved it please feel free to let me know, its driving me crazy because I don't know what's wrong or has changed. Thanks!

All of these settings have been changed over many times I even went back to defaults and still nothing. Am I missing some... Read more

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Despite having my system set to give me a warning when the battery is low, if I forget to plug in my laptop and the battery gets low, it just shuts down completely. (I don't even have it set to shut down when it's low...it's supposed to hibernate.) As a result, I've lost work several times. Also, when I plug it in and start it up again, it says I still have 24% battery, which is more than even the first alert or action is supposed to kick in at. I've read a bunch of articles about this and checked all of my Windows notifications and battery action settings and they're correct. (The HP thread I was looking at had a link to some kind of Windows 8 utility to check the battery's health, but, since I'm running Windows 7, that won't help.) I know this battery is rather old, but I usually use my laptop plugged in, so it's not worth spending the money to replace the battery, especially since this laptop is so old. (And, no - I don't want to get a new computer at this time, either). Is there anything I can do to fix this problem? It's happened to me several times -- I don't think I ever see a low-battery warning ever, anymore.  (As noted above, I'm running an HP Pavillion DV6 notebook, with Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit. I use it with wi-fi and haven't made any recent software or driver changes, other than the normal Windows updates, etc.)

A:Laptop Shuts Down without Warning on Low Battery

It might help to calibrate the battery:https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00821536

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I own an HP Pavilion 17" notebook. Recently I noticed that with battery power (DC) the notebook shuts off without any warning at 35-40% battery level. And whenever I turn on the power it doesn't come on except I plug in the AC adapter. When it comes on, the system clock is always telling the wrong time though the battery meter doesn't indicate that it was drained. It shows 45% or thereabouts. I don't ever experience this unexpected shutdown with AC. Please how do I fix this?

A:Laptop shuts down at 35-40% battery without warning.

Hi,Time keeping is by RTC (Real Time Clock) battery. So you may have to replace this.About primary battery drainage, please do battery test from HP support assistant. Let me know the cell voltages, cycle count etcWhat is the age of battery?RegardVisruth

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My Asus X44H often shuts down (immediately) when unplugged, even though the battery monitor (Battery Bar Pro) I use shows that there is maybe 70%plus battery power left. It will run on battery OK for a while, then sometimes I get an audio warning that power is low, but often, as I say, not, the laptop just goes black.

The battery is now getting old, but before I buy a replacement, is this definitely a problem with the battery itself, or could there be some other issue here?

I don't have any problems when using a/c power..


A:Laptop shuts down with no warning when on battery

Hello martinlest. I'm Brian. Definitely sounds like a shot battery. Will the laptop power back on after the blackout or does it do nothing? After it goes off, reattach the AC, boot up and see what percent the battery shows. I am having one of my old units do the same and the battery is 2 or 3 percent when I bring the laptop back up on AC. It'll charge to 100% after a couple of hours and repeat the same exact thing 30 minutes after I disconnect the AC.
Let Me know.

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 I am using pavilion 15-n003tx notebook pc with win 8.1.  My laptop does not show battery warning before it shuts down. It directly shuts down. What should I do?

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A couple months ago, my laptop stopped giving me a low battery warning. It would just die when the battery was too low. This wasn't a big deal a couple months ago because I was on summer vacation, but now that school is in session, I will lose my notes and homework without much chance to revive. I have tried adjusting the warning levels in the advanced power settings, but that did nothing. I tried talking to a Windows representative via chat, but he brought up 2 payment plans so they could fix it. I believe there is a way that doesn't require payment for some guy to remotely fix my laptop.

A:HP Pavilion laptop battery dies with no warning

Could well be the battery. Mine shuts down when the battery gets to 75% due to a faulty battery. I dual boot OSX and Windows and it happens on both so it is certainly not a software issue.

You under warranty?

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My Toshiba laptop battery (vista) keeps dying without any pop up warning whatsoever. I can assign a sound to remind me, but I usually have the volume turned down. I would prefer a pop up warning. My other Dell laptop has a pop up bubble that comes up at various stages of battery power. Is there some way to get this from Vista, or maybe independent software for this?

A:LOW laptop battery pop-up warning program needed

Copy the text in the following code block into Notepad.
Save it on the desktop as BatCheck.vbs. Be sure to change the Save as Type: box to All Files when saving.

[plain]strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\wmi")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * From BatteryStatus Where Voltage > 0")
For Each objItem in colItems
If objItem.PowerOnline = True Then
Msgbox "Running On Battery" & vbCRLF & "Remaining capacity: " & objItem.RemainingCapacity, vbOkOnly + vbCritical + vbSystemModal
End If
While connected to AC power with the battery fully charged, double click the file to run it.
It will display a popup saying you are running on battery, and a Remaining capacity number. I need the number when the battery is fully charged. Then I can modify this a bit so it will display percent remaining. Then we run the modified script as a scheduled task every 5-10 minutes, and only display the popup when the percentage drops below whatever number you want.

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It has been about one week since I faced this problem for the first time.The laptop shuts down without warning and when I boot it up, it shows >50% battery.It charges to a maximum of 89%.I have a feeling this might be an overheating issue but I have no clue what to do about it.Kindly help asap thanks. 

A:Laptop shuts down abruptly without warning at 50% battery.

Hi,Please test your battery from HP support assistant softwarePost back with details such as cycle count, cell voltages etcIs there unusually warm air coming through the vents?RegardsVisruth

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hello, Ive had the yoga 900s for over a year, and in the last few weeks, suddenly my battery is acting out. I can charge to 100% and it works fine until around 20% when it suddenly shuts off with no warning. I concect the charger, and turn it on - the battery gauge always states 0%.  why did this start happening - is ther something I can do, or do I need to get it to a lenovo center? thanks,Nir

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Hi, There seems to be a problem with the power management on my T570. I have two batteries, and I think the main one to be used is the battery 2. Sometimes, I'll be working unplugged, and my computer randomly turns off. Not the usual "Windows turning off" sequence, but an immediate blackout with no feedback. When I turn the computer back on, I see that Battery 2 is at 0% and Battery 1 is now in use. It does seem to be a problem in the power management, no? Thank you,Fred

A:My computer turns off immediately when Battery 2 reaches 0%, even if Battery 1 is 100%

Sounds like power management or battery reporting status wrong.  Are you still under warranty? If yes, call support first.  Can you get (borrow) another battery to try?

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Hey there,
I've been using my upgraded Inpiron 17R SE happily for a couple of years by now. I've even gone as far as buying an 128GB SSD to futureproof it. This is the only drive - besides the DVD drive - currently present in the laptop. However I've had an issue for quite a while:
Whenever I try to boot the Laptop only using the Battery (even fully charged) it Posts then loads Windows and turns of just before the Login-Screen (I can't see it). When I proceed to turn it back on, it Posts then beeps and says that there is a Real Time Clock Error and gives me the option to proceed booting or to enter Setup.
This however doesn't occur when using the Power-Brick. Moreover it isn't always the case. Sometimes the Laptop boots and works fine just using the battery, but then upon opening a Programm (while under battery-power) it shuts of and gives the same error message again. If it decides to work the battery still lasts for 2-2.5 hours.
I'm really confused to what the problem is. It could be a power delivery problem, but it's still the original battery and laptop with only the HDD changed to a SSD.
I'm aware of it being a rather old machine, but selling it is my only hope for getting a new laptop for college, but I can't sell it in this state. 
I'm at a lost and really really sad because of this issue. I'm sorry for any typos or grammar mistakes, I'm a non native english speaker.

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When I switch on my laptop today, I got the warning "Warning battery cannot be identified. System cannot charge the battery." If I plugin my adapter, laptop is running on AC power, if I remove the plugin, laptop is turned off. I have downloaded latest BIOS update but still the problem persists.
Details: Dell Inspiron 3521, Windows 10, latest BIOS V14.
Please help!

C.S Harsha

A:Warning battery cannot be identified. System cannot charge the battery.

Is the battery OEM or an aftermarket battery?  How old is the battery? I know of Windows 7 OS having issues with recognizing some batteries and were relatively easy to fix.  I do not know if it carried over to Windows 10.  I will have to look up the article to find any relevance.

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I built my own computer back in November and from that point onward it's been turning off frequently and I've gotten really annoyed by it. I would appreciate any help I can get. The part list is below:
Corsair 750D Case
EVGA 500 W1 80+ power supply
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti FTW graphics card
MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard
Windows 10 OS
Transcend 256GB SSD
WD Blue 1TB Hard drive
AMD FX-6300 6 Core Processor

A:PC Turns off without warning very often

How is the air flow?

Did you put any thermal compound between the CPU and Heat sink? To much or not enough?
If you put too much on the core, it can act like an insulator and actually cause temperatures to rise.
If you really go overboard and get it all over the rest of the CPU, there is a small chance that it could short the traces on the CPU.

Is everything tight and snug?

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Hello All,I am having an issue with my HP Envy Touchsmart Sleekbook 4-1115dx. When on battery, my computer shuts down without warning at around 40% - 50%. I rechecked my power options and they are set to send me notifications of low battery and to hibernate, not just shut down. When I turn the computer back on connected to power, the first page it shows is "Choose your keyboard layout", which I don't know if that is usual. I have done the HP Support Assistant Battery Check and my last test status was: "Calibrate (20)". To calibrate it wants me to charge my computer to 99% - 100% but my computer only charges to about 94%, so what do I do? I have also run the battery test in using HP System Diagnostics and the result was "Calibration Required (20)". When I selected the option to calibrate the battery it took me to a screen where I could select "Start Battery Calibration" except my mouse or touch pad or touch screen wouldn't work at all on that page. I pressed esc and it was fine again. I also read a thread on hear about resetting BIOS and that didn't work either. So how do I calibrate my battery? Can you do so if your computer can't charge to 100%? And has anyone had a similar issue?

A:Computer Turns Off at 40% With No Warning

Hello there, Battery callibration :  Charge the laptop's battery to its fullest and use the Laptop while it completely drains out the battery, in such a way that the computer is shut down completely. Repeat the above process a few times, in order to successfully callibrate the battery. Also, update the BIOS on the Notebook. Please find the link to update the BIOS. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/identify?q=HP+Envy+4-1115dx&tool=s-002#Z7_3054ICK0K8... Choose your appropriate product and the operating system.Install the BIOS update, and keep the charger plugged in thoughout the process.  And again, despite the above steps, if the issue still persists, please uninstall the Battery from the device manager and check. If nothing works again, please call our technical support as our experts are eager to help you.   Cheers!

I'm an HP Employee.The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP.Click on Thumbs up if my post helped you.Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking an answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem.Regards,Vamshi

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My computer boots up and runs fine for several minutes to a few hours then all of a sudden the monitor screen goes black and (if it is on the screen) the mouse pointer gets big. I have to reboot and then sometimes it will work fine for as long as I am using it. Sometimes it does the same things several hours later or several minutes later. In other words I have not been able to establish a pattern for when it happens. Anybody have any ideas what may be going on?
I use Windows 2000 Pro, Amd processor(sempron), 512 Megs of RAM, Computer motherboard about a year old.I got windows 2000 installed because I could not get XP registered with MS after old MB died. I kinda like Win 2K better anyway.
I have cleaned out my case and tried to make sure processor is not overheating.Just am stumped as to what may be the problem. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

A:Computer turns off without warning

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The computer will turn off without warning. It will stay on for about 10 minutes before turning off. It will not turn back on if it is turned on right away. I was told it could be overheating. The vents look clear although I do not hear a fan.

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Hi all,

My HP Pavilion desktop (Win 8.1 64bit) has a power failure issue.  It will  randomly lose power and shutdown (hard shutdown) without warning.  This has happened 4 times in the last month, about once a week. I ran the diagnostic test that comes with the computer but it did not find any problems.  Is there any other troubleshooting steps i should take?
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A:Computer turns off without warning

Have you checked to see if heat is a problem? Either with the PSU or the CPU? What are the specs for your system hardware?
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A few days ago my computer was turning off abd giving me a message re: thermal issues. So, bought thermal paste, cleaned the exixting paste and put the new paste. After that was done the computers keeps turning off, but it does not give me that message anymore.
Does anybody has any idea as to why this is happening?


A:Computers Turns off without warning

Your computer may be overheating. Your CPU fan may not be sufficient for your processor. Or It could be your power supply. Does your computer turn off and come back on, or does it just crash and stay off? There are a lot of things that can make your computer crash. Did you make sure to not put too much thermal paste on? Also, you could have put too little of the thermal paste on. Does your computer run for a while before shutting down or does it crash as soon as you turn it on? Look in the download section on here for a temp monitor. Use a couple different temp monitors to see if your computer is overheating.

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I recently replaced the BIOS battery in my 8 year old PC, which I pulled out the garage after 2 years. When I first switched it on I got the warning - no big surprise given the age of the PC. I did ask how fresh the battery stock was when I bought the new battery, and was assured it should be fine.

Having replaced the battery I'm still getting the message about low battery voltage. I think it unlikely the new battery is faulty (but have no way to check it)...any ideas?

The PC is a Dell Dimension 8300 running latest SP of XP if that helps



A:[SOLVED] low battery voltage warning - new battery!

Googling 'Dell Dimension 8300 low cmos battery voltage warning' gets some historical (and hysterical in some cases) anecdotes about this issue.

I'd suggest you power off, pull plug, press and hold the power button for 3 seconds, open case, pull cmos battery, clean cmos battery socket with a q-tip and some isopropyl (a SMALL amount), allow to dry, wipe battery contact surfaces CLEAN, reinsert battery, close case, plug it in and power up.

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Hello. I have a 3yr old Toshiba Satellite laptop that I use every day, on avg. 8 hrs per day for school. The battery used to last about 2.5 hours without needing charging. In the past couple weeks, it only seems to last about an hour before needing to be charged.

Even more troublesome is its action when the charge is gone. I have set the power settings to pop up a notification message at 22% battery level and take no action, then at 10% battery level, pop up another message THEN go in to hibernate. However, last week it would give me only about 20 seconds' notice of a critical battery level, then it would hibernate. It wouldn't give me any notice before the critical level.

Now, it has taken to just hibernating, with no warning notice whatsoever. I could keep it plugged in all the time, but my concern is there's something more at issue that will get worse over time. I don't need any crashes at finals time.

Any suggestions? Could the battery need replacing? Thanks.

A:Battery drains in 1hr; No low battery warning before hibernate

Li Ions really start to lose capacity at 2 years. By 3 years, they can easily be at 50% of their original capacity.

I'd go for a new battery.

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Hi, this is my 1st post and i'm gonna put a lot of infor to make it easy for you to help me, sorry for the wall.

When i try to play at max settings in some games pc turns off without warning and reboots. I can play on normal, or (some games)high for hours without problems, but when i try ultra in skyrim or anno2070 for example pc fails, and I've read with this card i have more than enough to run this games in ultra so i wonder what's the problem. (skyrim sometimes is ok in ultra for hours, or sometimes it will reboot every 5mins)

My computer spec with temperatures without palying:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz 51 C
Bloomfield 45nm Technology
6,00 GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 523MHz (8-8-8-20)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P6T SE (LGA1366) 40 C
BenQ E900W ([email protected])
AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner) 44 C
Hard Drives
Optical Drives
Realtek High Definition Audio

I've download and upgraded bios, latest catalyst, sound drivers, (sound thing for skyrim problems), i've checked temperatures when playing and they will go to 50-60.

So i wonder if it is a power supply fault, a heating problem or a card problem, and what should i do.

Ill put my power supply info:
model= LPK12-35p4 600W
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A:Skyrim or others games turns off my pc without warning

It might be caused by overheating. Recently i had a laptop that when also playing games with high graphics it would suddenly turn off. Try cleaning the dust and dirt out of you pc.

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Hey guys I'm new to the forums but hoping you lot can help

I recently upgraded my gfx to a gtx 260 zotac synergy edition from a 9600gt
all was going well until roughly last Sunday, I was playing dawn of war 2 and the pc turned itself off, I figured must be a one off, turned it on everything worked fine, the last few days though whenever I try to run a game of decent quality (e.g gta4, mirrors edge, mass effect, even l4d1) the pc turns off after a few minutes playing.
When I run normal programs such as the Internet and streaming videos the whole system is stable and runs fine, just when gaming it goes off, I'm stumped to be honest it may be a psu failing or the motherboard I'm not sure,
Atm I'm running 2sata hdds,4gbs ddr2 ram, a q9450 @2.66 and the 260gtx, psu is a xpower 580w sli ready, if anyone can help it would be gratefully appreciated

A:PC randomly turns off frequently without warning

Well, this generally happens for 2 reasons:

1.) High temperatures. Check your GPU and CPU temperatures and ensure that they are within their rated / acceptable limits.

2.) Power surge and lack of power protection device. Recently I removed my UPS and connected the PC to a cheap surge suppressor. I had exactly the same issue as you are having now.

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my laptop turns on then suddenly turns off after few seconds. any suggestion regarding this issue? is this a common issue on hp laptop? thanks in advance. 

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I have an older Compaq laptop that usually works fine, but now when I press the power button it just lights up a few of the lights, makes an odd beeping noise and immediately turns off. Nothing appears on the display and it never goes farther than that. I?ve tried a "hard reset" and reseating the ram modules, but neither worked and I have no idea where to go from here.

A:laptop turns on for 1-2 seconds then turns off

Welcome nabbed_clones.

Could you mention the make and model of your laptop please and explain what the odd beeping noise is (e.g., is it a quick one beep noise, or long beep noise, or many different beeps?) Any other sounds?

(Have you tried turning on the laptop with the mains power plugged in and the battery out?).

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Warning:the battery not recommended for this system,the system will not be unable to charge this battery
I bought a new battery and nothing solved
And try another charger and not solved the problem
 i must work when he plugged in charger only and the battery fully charged and the light sign turn 2 times on yellow light and 1 time on LED light 
any suggestion for help ?

A:Warning:the battery not recommended for this system,the system will not be unable to charge this battery

System model?  Age of system?  Does the system correctly recognize its AC adapter?

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HiRecently upgraded to Windows 10 and I have an issue that when not using the AC adaptor and running on the battery the laptop shuts down randomly and not cleanly. I cannot get it to stay on for more than 5 minutes at a time and often it switches off as soon as I sign in. When using the AC adaptor I have no issues at all. Grateful for any ideas, otherwise I am going to try a fresh install. Thanks

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A:S7-392 constantly turns off when on battery

Got a bit and tightened up the screw as I found this solution on the net....so far so good. Been on and off a few times with no issue. 45 mins running and still ok. Fingers crossed!!!

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Hey, I really need help. I'm having problems with my laptop. It's a dell inspiron 7559 and was bought around January. Recently I have seen that the battery has no longer been as hot as it used to be when I first started using it. Along with the sleeve on the tip of the screen power adapter (below the part where the adapter lights up) has started to come off, exposing the wires. The battery has continually dropped down its percentage rate ever since I bought it, and it won't go back up. It is currently at 0% battery life and it says when you highlight over the battery icon ( plugged in, not charging). It also happens to show the BIO setup when I start the computer and shows that the batteries wattage and type cannot be determined. In the BIOS setup, the ac adapter type is unknown. The battery has not been through any harsh conditions along with the laptop. I have tried removing the battery, starting up the computer with the ac adapter (which is 130 watts), then adding the battery back, and ac adapter, then turning it on, but it had no effects. If I remove my ac adapter while my computer is on ,it instantly turns off. If someone can support me with this issue, it would be gladly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Laptop battery not charging, battery not identified, 0% battery life

It sounds likely the charge circuit on the mainboard is damaged.  Contact Dell to have the mainboard replaced under warranty.

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This problem started 3 weeks ago.

When battery charge reaches 100% the AC LED indicator is turned off and the laptop runs from battery (decreasing it's performance even selecting High Performance power plan).
If the AC plug is disconnected and reconnected the AC LED indicator is turned on until battery is fully charged again, as soon as the battery is fully charged windows battery notification icon changes from "99% available (plugged in, charging)" to "Fully Charged" and then the AC is turned off and the laptop starts to run from battery again.

I didn't update any laptop specific software nor BIOS.

Last installed windows updates:
Caption Description ID InstalledOn
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2982378 Security Update KB2982378 9/16/2014
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2977629 Security Update KB2977629 9/16/2014
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2973112 Security Update KB2973112 9/16/2014
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2972211 Security Update KB2972211 9/16/2014
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2894844 Security Update KB2894844 9/16/2014
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2993651 Update KB2993651 8/29/2014

Does anyone know how to fix this? I want the laptop to run from AC when AC is plugged in, even if the battery is fully charged.


A:Battery Fully Charged turns off AC

If there is not a setting in the advanced power settings, pull the battery out when not using it mobile...my laptop battery stays charged and on the shelf...

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