Problem with laptop switching off automatically

Khan

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Hello,

For the past few weeks my Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo laptop is giving
problems. First the laptop's battery, which since I purchased it
almost two years ago has allowed me to operate the machine for about
two hours before needing to recharge it, is now giving about 10
minutes only. Second – and also since recently - the machine switches
off automatically after a short while when I'm doing certain
operations like rendering video clips or downloading large amounts of
data from the internet via my WLAN card. I've noticed that the
ventilator suddenly switches off first, switches itself back on again
for a few seconds sometimes, and then off and then the laptop switches
off. I never had this problem before and this is quite annoying. Can
anyone advise me as to what is the problem here???

Thanks.

Khan
 
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Hi Khan,

Sounds like you are due for a new battery.

The second problem sounds like an over heating problem. I would
download a program like MobileMeter <http://tinyurl.com/3et5s> to
see if in fact you are overheating.

Ciao . . . C.Joseph

That which a man buys too cheaply . . .
He esteems too lightly


Khan wrote:
> Hello,
>
> For the past few weeks my Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo laptop is giving
> problems. First the laptop's battery, which since I purchased it
> almost two years ago has allowed me to operate the machine for about
> two hours before needing to recharge it, is now giving about 10
> minutes only. Second ? and also since recently - the machine switches
> off automatically after a short while when I'm doing certain
> operations like rendering video clips or downloading large amounts of
> data from the internet via my WLAN card. I've noticed that the
> ventilator suddenly switches off first, switches itself back on again
> for a few seconds sometimes, and then off and then the laptop switches
> off. I never had this problem before and this is quite annoying. Can
> anyone advise me as to what is the problem here???
>
> Thanks.
>
> Khan
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C.Joseph Drayton wrote:
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> Hi Khan,
>
> Sounds like you are due for a new battery.
>
> The second problem sounds like an over heating problem. I would
> download a program like MobileMeter <http://tinyurl.com/3et5s> to
> see if in fact you are overheating.
>
> Ciao . . . C.Joseph
>
> That which a man buys too cheaply . . .
> He esteems too lightly
>
>
> Khan wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> For the past few weeks my Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo laptop is giving
>> problems. First the laptop's battery, which since I purchased it
>> almost two years ago has allowed me to operate the machine for about
>> two hours before needing to recharge it, is now giving about 10
>> minutes only. Second ? and also since recently - the machine switches
>> off automatically after a short while when I'm doing certain
>> operations like rendering video clips or downloading large amounts of
>> data from the internet via my WLAN card. I've noticed that the
>> ventilator suddenly switches off first, switches itself back on again
>> for a few seconds sometimes, and then off and then the laptop
>> switches off. I never had this problem before and this is quite
>> annoying. Can anyone advise me as to what is the problem here???
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Khan
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You can try blowing out the cooling system with compressed gas "dust
cleaner" available at most computer stores. Blow out from the exhaust
port and restrain the fan so it does not overspeed. This might offer
some relief. Depending on the design of the cooling system, you might
have to open the case, remove the fan, and manually remove
accumulations.

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"C.Joseph Drayton" <kalek1@mindspring.com> wrote in message news:<30s1hjF32i6g5U1@uni-berlin.de>...
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> Hi Khan,
>
> Sounds like you are due for a new battery.
>
> The second problem sounds like an over heating problem. I would
> download a program like MobileMeter <http://tinyurl.com/3et5s> to
> see if in fact you are overheating.
>
> Ciao . . . C.Joseph
>
> That which a man buys too cheaply . . .
> He esteems too lightly
>
>


Thank you C. Joseph. I'll have to purchase a new battery now it seems
:=( By the way, is it "normal" for a battery's performance to drop so
dramatically virtually overnight?

Khan
 
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Hi Khan,

I mainly use Compaqs & HPs, and I have had the batteries goes from 1
hour one day to 10 minutes the next. I also haven't had a battery
last for more than 2 years in a very long time. I have I hopes
though for the battery in my HP Pavilion zd7010us. Instead of
putting the machine into suspend, I have been putting it into
hibernate instead. It takes about 20 seconds longer to restart, but
I can live with that. Data that I need instant access to I keep on
my Tungsten|T3.

Ciao . . . C.Joseph

That which a man buys too cheaply . . .
He esteems too lightly


Khan wrote:
> "C.Joseph Drayton" <kalek1@mindspring.com> wrote in message news:<30s1hjF32i6g5U1@uni-berlin.de>...
>
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>>Hi Khan,
>>
>>Sounds like you are due for a new battery.
>>
>>The second problem sounds like an over heating problem. I would
>>download a program like MobileMeter <http://tinyurl.com/3et5s> to
>>see if in fact you are overheating.
>>
>>Ciao . . . C.Joseph
>>
>>That which a man buys too cheaply . . .
>> He esteems too lightly
>>
>>
>
>
>
> Thank you C. Joseph. I'll have to purchase a new battery now it seems
> :=( By the way, is it "normal" for a battery's performance to drop so
> dramatically virtually overnight?
>
> Khan
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