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Laptop cuts off during operation and when I
Thank you for your query
Please do the following steps to narrow the problem down
1) Switch on the laptop
2) Once switched there may be a meeage that says press del or F12 to enter setup, if not try the del key or F12
3) This will being you into the bios screen, once in there let the laptop run, if the laptop keeps cutting out in tis mode, you will have a overheating issue
If it is overheating then try cleaning out the vent where the hot air comes out from, if that doesnt looked block then it looks like the Heat sink (the fan that cools the CPU down) is faulty and will need to replaced.
If however it does not cut out then you have a sftware issue and i would recommned a clean install
Hope this helps
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on Feb 12, 2010
Power chord shows green light but computer will
First you need to check the power output of the power supply. Check the supply to tell you the output voltage and match that to the reading on a volt meter. This will give you the basic check for power.
If there is the corect voltage from the psu, keep it unplugged from the computer. Next remove the battery from the unit and hold down the power button for 10 seconds. This will clear all power from the unit and reset the power management. Plug the unit in without the battery and try to boot. Not many systems anymore require the battery to be in to boot. If this does not boot then put the battery in and give it a try.
If the unit does not boot, unplug and take a small pen and see if the power socket moves at all. If it does, it needs to be resoldered or replaced if the center pin (if one exists) moves on its own.
If the system turns on with or without the battery just for a moment then goes off, there is mostlikely a problem with the psu not having the ability to work under load. what this means is that the psu can output the correct voltage but once a load (the pc) is applied, the psu does out. This means the transformer it bad and you need a new power cord.
Without the model of the computer, this is what can be done without a service person physically looking at it.
on Feb 11, 2010
I have to do a
some computer have a partition set aside for back up. but without the disk it is near impossible to access them.
on Oct 22, 2008
A person has locked my
Sounds like someone tapered with your computer while you weren't looking lol
You may need to perform a system restore to get control back.
You can restore the system by placing your windows CD in the CDROM drive normaly drive D:
Restart the computer
Go to your BIOS
Make sure the boot sequence is set to
1st Boot Device - CDROM D:
2nd Boot Device - Primary HardDrive C:
3ed Boot Device - Floppy A:
then save and exit
restart the computer
you should see ( Windows is now starting your computer )
and the install process will begin.
once windows is installed and you've put your key in
you should go to the windows update site to download ALL critical updates and service packs
Then you'll want to load driver software for your computer,
on Sep 16, 2008
I was removing some programs
I suggest you try using SYSTEM RESTORE first
start, programs, accessories, system tools, system restore.
select restore to an earlier time (or similar) then select the date you want to restore to. Select a date/time PRIOR to when you deleted the program you want.
This may restore your system. it does not restore data or files that were deleted though..
on Jul 31, 2008
I have a Northdate computer
ok find the pin on the mother board of your pc you will see a 9 pin like this ( ::::. ) or in reverse order just put the pw sw. in pw mark you can see that just read it
on Jul 21, 2008
My monitor for my Northgate
Most any monitor should work on your system. The only real limitations are the display capability of your video card. Most video cards will display up to a 22 inch monitor without any problem. Here are a couple suggestions
on Jul 16, 2008
I have windows xp service
Go into control panel, system, advanced. Under system performance, click settings. Click on advanced and under virtual memory click on change. Make the initial size 1024 and the max size 2048. Click okay on everything to get out of there. Reboot your computer and you're done.
on Jun 29, 2008
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