My Laptop shuts down automatically !

  vishwas 03:23 03 Jan 09
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help:
my laptop shuts down automatically whenever im using it.pleae help me out.I can use it only for sometime and u never know when its going to shut down again.thankyou
My Laptop configuration :
its 6 years old
Acer travelmate 2501LC
Intel pentium 4 processor 2.8 ghz
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
256 MB DDR333 SDRAM
40GB Ultra ATA/100 HDD
DVD/CD-RW Combo drive

  birdface 07:24 03 Jan 09

Usually it would be overheating that would cause it to close down.If it was a desktop i would say a good clean up to get rid of any dust or fluff would help but not sure how you would do that on a laptop.

  ambra4 07:35 03 Jan 09

“My laptop shuts down automatically whenever I am using it”

Is the laptop on a hard surface or being held and resting on a soft surface?

Check the fan at the bottom of the unit and the air vent is clean and not being blocked

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