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My Satellite L50-A-16Q turns off suddenly while on battery

Q: My Satellite L50-A-16Q turns off suddenly while on battery

Hello guys and girls,

I have an issue since some times that I really don't know how to solve.
In November 2013 I bought in Poland, where I live, a nice TOSHIBA SATELLITE L50-A-16Q (PSKJNE).
On this computer, although, something is constantly causing me problems: *very often the power shuts down suddenly while on battery*, even if the app "TOSHIBA PC health monitor" which also monitors CPU temperature, does not show any sign of criticality.

However, there is something abnormal going on: I have noticed thanks to this software that, every time I unplug the charger, the fan speed goes to zero, apparently putting the system cooling at risk. And I know from the manual that if the processor temperature reaches a critical level, the system automatically shuts down.

Is there anyway to fix the problem in order not to shut it down suddenly, making me lose data while on battery?
Maybe turning on fan speed, somehow, while on this mode?

Thank you every one very much for your contribution, in advance.

Kind Regards,

Matteo

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A: My Satellite L50-A-16Q turns off suddenly while on battery

Hi Matteo

On this virtual way it is not easy to say what is wrong there. It would be interesting to know exact battery capacity when this happen.

Using advanced power options you can change many important values so I recommend you to test all this. Try to use notebook with power saver power plan and lower CPU activity.
I don't know if the CPU or any other hardware component reach critical temperature level but please be careful how do you use your machine. Cooling fans must be free and your notebook must be able to ?take a breath?.

Try to test usage with different power plans and using it on the desk only, not placed on the knees or your bed.

By the way: cooling fan activity can be defined in advanced power settings > Toshiba power saver > cooling method. Check it out.

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

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My computer would Suddenly turn off. not restart, just off, When I would play my game (World of Warcraft) or Webcam with my friend. It would not do it immediately, it would be about 5-10 minutes into whichever one I was doing, then turn off. When I go to turn it on again, It would turn on but not boot, then shut off again. It would not be able to boot again for another 10 minutes or so.

Sometimes, but not all the time, when I am able to get it to boot again, it says it's over-heated. Other times it will Say "Overclocking Failed". other times after turning it back on it runs completely normally. I have cleaned the extremely thick layer of dust on the heatsink and all fans in the case. Checked the memory and made sure there were no physical obstructions of any kind...

it's just frustrating I can't do the things I like to do on my computer.

I'd kick it... but even though that'd make me feel better for a little while, it'd make the problem worse.
 

A:PC Suddenly turns off

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No excess heat seems to be going on the PC, in fact sometimes but not always the shut off comes right after i turn the PC on.
It is just as if i pull out the power cord. No specific program, software or situation seems to be causing the failure.

It just shuts off, no restarting.

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A:computer turns off suddenly

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Whenever I turn use my camera, everything will be fine for the first few seconds to minutes then it'll freeze and pink bars start to appear. The video also distorts like some sort of film slip. This has been happening for about a week. I've already tried updating, uninstalling and re-installing my graphics card to no avail.

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My Laptop turns off (or shuts down as in the case when laptop's battery discharges completly) suddenly without any warning. And I have to put my charger back to turn it on. When I turn on my laptop again it shows its battery is charging from very low level (approx 6%) but after 8-15 minutes its shows battery full status.Troubleshooting:-When I checked my battery staus through HP support assistant then it is showing ok so I updated its BIOS. 

A:My Laptop turns off (shuts down) suddenly without any warnin...

Hi,From HP battery test in HP support assistant, kindly tell what are the cell voltages, cycle count written there.Try manually calibrating battery following this HP document:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03325217RegardsVisruth

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i'm not exactly sure what is causing this but almost every time my laptop is shut down, the wifi disappears. the way i fix it is by running the troubleshooter for hardware and it says to restart so it can redownload the drivers but it's annoying considering i have to do this every single time it shuts off. plus, sometimes it gets so bad i have to restore my laptop to a different point in time because the troubleshooting doesn't work sometimes.i don't know if it's a virus or something else on my laptop that's doing this but i would really like for it to be fixed since it's extremely annoying and repetitive to be dealing with. 

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Hello
I have a PC with BENQ senseeye3 led monitor .... as i was playing gta5 today and out of a sudden i started to see that my monitor is filled with colored dots and spaces and started to hear a strange noise ... so i forecfully restarted my pc and thr same thing happened as soon as windows 7 logo appeared but this time after few seconds the monitor showed "signal can not be detected" ....
I restarted for the second time this time using safe mode .... the monitor has green lines all over ... and i can only run on safe mode ... normal mode freezes

I checked cables ... they seem ok ..
I reinstalled nvidiq driver ... no change at all
My gpu is nvidia geforce 9800 gt

So please whats wrong? Is it a hardware or software problem and where exactly?

A:my monitor suddenly turns into colors then shuts off ..

Tried "Last Known Good Configuration" in F8 menu?

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This has happened to me a few times already. The first time was in February. Then it happened yesterday. Today it happened again. The symptoms are always the same.

The computer would suddenly shut off without warning. The power light would go out completely, but then it would turn itself back on. The computer would make a weird noise. Hard to explain. It's like it's trying to run something. But it's not the usual "whirrrrr" sound I typically hear when it's busy. I wish I could explain it better.

Looking at the Event Logs, I noticed this for each of the 3 times it blacked out like this:

ACPI thermal zone ACPI\ThermalZone\THRM has been enumerated.
_PSV = 323K
_TC1 = 4
_TC2 = 3
_TSP = 6000ms
_AC0 = 323K
_AC1 = 0K
_AC2 = 0K
_AC3 = 0K
_AC4 = 0K
_AC5 = 0K
_AC6 = 0K
_AC7 = 0K
_AC8 = 0K
_AC9 = 0K
_CRT = 393K
_HOT = 0K
_PSL - see event data.

Could this be an overheating issue? Or maybe a power supply issue?

A:Computer shuts off and turns back on suddenly

please follow the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hi folks,

I posted on here before after I was having trouble with problems when my computer suddenly turn off. Through a Mem86+ test, I found that one of my 4gb RAM sticks was faulty. I have removed this and sent it back under warranty.

However, it has not really cured my problems. The computer will still suddenly just shut off as if it was turned off at the wall. Then it will restart and ask whether I want to 'Start Windows Normally' etc. Sometimes I will get a brief glimpse of a BSOD, but usually I will just suddenly see a black screen.

Also, on occasion, the computer will hesitate when starting - I'll hear the fans spool up and down as it seems to struggle to draw power (dodgy power unit??). This can happen on a fresh start or after it's crashed. As well as this, after starting up from fresh following a clean shut-down (usually the next day), the computer is starting to run recovery programs or disk checks on start-up. This sometimes happens following the crash but, as I say, following a reboot after a normal shutdown. I usually let it do this, but these are new and becoming more frequent.

And finally, I usually run three screens to play EvE On-line. These will sometimes individually crash, which is another new thing.

When I was running WinXP, I had none of these problems. So it's all happened since installing Win7. Please help!

Stats:
-Win7 x64
-Installed over original Windows XP OS
-Full retail version
-Computer was brand new in March this year
-Wi... Read more

A:Win7 Ultimate x64 - PC suddenly turns off/Recovery on restart

I have made accidental progress on my issue. I just put my headphones down and knocked a small ornament onto the computer. It did it's shutting-down thing. When it started reboot I gave the top of the computer a thump. Took the panel off and then gave the power unit a (gentle!) thump when it started up again. Same thing! So, a dodgy power unit! I fiddle with cables but it didn't repeat the problem, so I'm guessing the problem is internal. This is covered under warranty, but is it worth pulling the unit apart myself to see if it's a simple problem?

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Hey everyone,

My laptop, (it's an HP Pavilion dv6 running Windows 7) recently started having this terrible problem. What happens is that I'm doing something totally non computer-intensive when all of a sudden the screen just turns black and a second or two later shuts off. It seems as though if I don't use it for a couple of days, and then boot it up, it doesn't have the problem. But once I turn it off and turn it on again, it happens.

For example, yesterday, after not using it for about two weeks, I had it on for about an hour or two before turning it off on my own. Today, I was on the internet reading an article, and had my virus software (McAfee) running a scan. I thought it was going to be okay, as if it was going to go black and turn off, it would have done so already. But, within 20-30 minutes of it being on, it did just that... it went black and turned off. I turned it on again, curious to see how long it would take to happen this time. I made it to the desktop before it went black and shut off after about 2-3 minutes.

Another thing of interest is that when it is on, it is very slow, much slower than usual. And another thing. A long while back, I had set my desktop so that it would change pictures every 10 minutes. I forgot exactly when this started, but the images don't change anymore. I thought it was just a mild annoyance, but I'm wondering if it's a symptom of the overall issue?

A couple other things: I had some system resto... Read more

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Hey, can anyone help me out here? My operating system is Vista. My computer suddenly goes into a blue screen and says that there is something critical in my system, and will shut down to prevent data loss. So I let it shut down, I reboot in safe mode, and I find that Windows Security tells me that the entire Security System is turned off. I tried turning it back on but an error message pops up. I used Tune Up 2008, and did a system restore. I rebooted and it said that the system restore was successful, but then the next day, the same thing happened. What am I supposed to do?
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February 2- 8:49 pm = I am scanning my computer right now, with my original ESET NOD 32 Smart Security, then Spybot Search and Destroy, then Windows Defender. I will post the results as a "found infection" or "did not find infection".

Operating System : Vista 32bit

Please help me if you can, I don't thing this is a MAJOR thing, but I would love to not have to restart my computer every couple hours...

Thx, noelzelda

A:Please Help Me, My Computer Suddenly Turns Into A Blue Screen And Shuts Down!

Scanned with Eset Nod 32, Spybot S&D, and Windows Defender. All with no infections found. What should I do now?{Mod Edit:Moved to more appropriate Forum~~boopme}

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Hello,

Somtimes my laptop (Toshiba Satellite A300) sunddenly spontaneously turned off. Very often it happend during system startup. Everything it happend when my laptop work only on power supply. When my laptop work only on battery (without power supply) everything is ok.

1) Does it mean that i should change the power supply?
2) I use surge protector but my power socket is without graunded. Is it possible that power socket without graunded broke the power supply?

3) Should i use power socket only with graunded?
I live in Poland if there is any help.
I will be gratefull for answers.

A:My Satellite A300 turns off spontaneously

I presume you use original AC power supply that you got with your A300. I had it too. It is very nice machine.

But have you tested functionality with different power sockets?
When you start your notebook on battery and 10 minutes later connect AC adapter what happen exactly?

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My laptop,Toshiba Satellite A105 about three years old, has two problems. First, when running it randomly the screen clicks off. Seemingly the computer is off but the power light never goes out indicating the computer sis not turn off. This is especially true when you move around. That problem on its own, I would think its a loose connection.

However, the other more aggervating problem is that the laptop will not turn on/boot up. With full battery power, plugged into the wall or not, the power led lights come on but the screen never does(not even a flash or backlight) and windows never boots because I never hear the start up sounds. When this happends there is power to external ports,i.e.USB ports. I hear the fan running and the CD drive being checked but nothing ever happends. I have to manually hold down the power button until the device powers down and retry startup. I can try for 20-30 minutes and then sddenly it boots up like nothing is wrong. I have checked my power save modes, run PC Diagnostics and run SpyBot, checked for malicious viruses. I have all avaliable updates for Windows XP. Nothing I do seems to show any sign of a problem and then suddenly, randomly the screen cuts off again.

I am ready to open the laptop up and pull out everything but I wouldn't know what to look at. I have worked on desktops with my father growing up but I have no experience with looking inside a laptop. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Firstly, hi to everyone.
I have the weirdest problem ever with my satellite pro L450D-12X.

A while ago the laptop didn't turn once when I pushed the power button, a few LED lights come on and the fan kicked in for a few seconds and then nothing.
It sounded like it was on but the screen was completely blank.
I then turned it off and back on again and it worked like usual.
A few days later it did the same thing, but didn't come on until the 3rd attempt at turning it on and off.

As the time went on, it took longer and longer to get the thing to kick in and actually start.
There were no other problems. All of a sudden, I found myself sitting there for about 30 minutes trying to get it to start, powering it off and on, but to no avail. I looked online and tried all sorts of stuff, but nothing worked.

I took it apart to see if I could see any problems but it all looked fine.... but, as I put it all back together, it worked again - I didn't move anything. I got along with the laptop with a few days and then all of a sudden it started doing it again, until it wouldn't turn on at all again (it didn't last long this time though).

I recently took it apart AGAIN and cleaned it a little, and the same thing happened, it worked two or three times and then refused to come on.

What on earth is happening?
Why does it only work for a while after I take all the screws out and look at the motherboard?
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A:Satellite Pro L450D-12X only occasionally turns on

To be honest I don?t think that someone here in the forum would be able to say exactly why this happen. My first idea was that an memory problem could be responsible for this malfunction but since the notebook could be turned on after some time, I guess an motherboard or CPU issue would be the troublemaker.

I guess there is no other troubleshooting method as to replace the affected part(s) and to check if the issue would appear again or could be solved.

Of course, if you want, you could also visit the service engineer downtown just to perform some diagnostic tests.

Sorry mate for this ?general? opinion but it?s really difficult to talk about such hardware problems.

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Hello

I have a Satellite C850-13c with the b820 celeron cpu.I bought a core i5 2450m to upgrade but after installing the new cpu the laptop turns off every time after exactly 30 minutes.

The problem happens in bios mode also.In the first 30 mins the laptop works perfectly but it just shut's down without warning.

Aparently other people had the exact same problem with this laptop model , even with a core i3 cpu upgrade.

Things i tried so far:

- Cooling system check - all ok , temp doesn't go above 40c
- Bios updated to the latest version
- Disabled all the core capabilities of the cpu from bios
- Bios battery reset
- Tried it with AC adapter only, battery only , same result.

Does this model just can't handle a bigger cpu ?
Please help :(

A:Satellite C850-13C turns off after CPU upgrade

Generally speaking CPU upgrade is not supported so with such issue you are on your own and every hardware exchange is on your risk only.

Problem is that Toshiba doesn?t any precise info about CPU upgrade and functionality with different CPUs. Due to specific design there is risk of overheating.
In your case it is interesting that notebook switched off after exact after 30 min.

Unfortunately I cannot help you with this but this case is very interesting ad I will continue to follow discussion. Let?s see what other people will write about that.

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I have a two year old Dell Inspiron 15R. Today while adjusting the screen in a normal fashion, I noticed something putting upward pressure from below the top right part of the keyboard (it was actually 'pressing' the quick launch buttons that are there because it was pushing up from under them). Later, the screen hinge on the bottom right burst out of the laptop encasing. Since it was sticking out, I could see that the hinge had become dislodged from where it is screwed in, so the hinge was pushing up whenever i moved the screen back. I opened the case to check it out. I saw that the cylinder that the hinge screws screw into had cracked and broken so that the screws were just hanging off the hinge. There was one lone screw that still had a spot, but it must have slipped out from constant moving. I took the free screws out and screwed in the lone screw as a temporary fix. I also unhooked the ribbon cable that connected the three quicklaunch buttons to the mobo, so that they couldn't be accidently pressed anymore (this laptop shipped with win7, and when i updated to win8 those buttons become mostly useless)

I then closed the case thinking everything would be fine since I fixed the hinge for now. After a couple mins of computer, I botted up civ5 and before the game started, my computer suddenly flickered off. I let it rest for a bit because I didn't know what could have happened, but a few mins later i started it up again and it started without problem. I tr... Read more

A:Laptop Randomly and Suddenly Turns Off After Trying to Fix Physical Damage to Dell15R

Sounds like its overheating and shutting off. Check to make sure the cooling fan is working and not being obstructed by anything.
 

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So I'll be downloading a file at decent (actually probably horrible from other peoples view) speed of 200kb/s, which I'm fine with. Suddenly though, sometimes its near the start of the download of half way in between..the internet will disconnect entirely..on both computers on the network. It will reconnect in about a minute or two and then the download speed is gone. It then always struggles to reach maybe 30 kb/s.

I feel as if there is some guy at my internet company sitting watching peoples speeds and when he sees I'm actually getting a decent speed he cuts me off!!
 

A:Ridiculous downloading problem. Great speed then suddenly someone turns it off!!!

Well here in Canada there is throttling and deep packet sniffing,Bell throttles from 4 PM until 2AM,unless they have changed that now.
So yes there are mechanisms in place to slow things down,but I don't know if that is what is happening to you.
 

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Situation:
My P855-34Q was bought in 2015. I used it for a couple of weeks, then got a laptop from work. The Toshiba has been kept since then in a drawer in my living room. Dry, no temperature swings, dust free. Same place where I keep my work laptop and where my husband keeps his 10 year old Toshiba. This week, I needed it for some virtualization (which my laptop from work nor my husband's laptop is good for)

Took it out, put the battery in, plugged the AC in and connected it to the power net. I got an orange charging light.

I tapped the power button: White light in the button, white light on the front panel (next to the charging light). But after only two or three seconds, the light on the power button and on the front, goes out again. Nothing appears on the screen, no beeps, no sounds of fan or hard drive.

This same behavior presents after I tried the following steps:

- Measured the voltage on my CMOS battery. It was only 2,14V, so too low. When the laptop is charging though, the voltage on the CMOS battery climbs tot 2,68V.

- Left it to charge until the charging light was white, indicating fully charged. Turned it on, same behavior.

- Took the battery out and measured its output. Normal output voltage

- Measured the output on the AC adapter. I measure a voltage of 19,38 Volts, so normal.

- Without battery, only connected through the AC adapter, tried turning it on. Same behavior.

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A:Satellite P855: when turning it on, it turns off again after three seconds

Forgot to mention a test I also performed: I hooked up an external monitor as one of the first tests, to see if it was the laptops display that caused any problems. But nothing on the external display (connected via HDMI).

V.

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