Toshiba keeps turning off!


Oct 6, 2014
I am at my wits end. I have bought it to Geek Squad six times and my Toshiba satellite still keeps shutting down at random. Sometimes I get to use it for a few hours and other times it turns off immediately. Everything has been checked (fan, drivers, battery, charger, etc.), so I don't know what else to do.
Another happy Geek Squad tale. :(

Chances are that this is either a thermal problem or it's an electrical issue. Those are the only two things that tend to cause sudden power failures. If it's heat, that can be fixed with new thermal compound, cooling system modifications, a laptop cooler, etc. Or if the cooling system is damaged, then the laptop needs to be serviced by the manufacturer.

If the problem is electrical, it would need to go to the manufacturer for service. There's not much you can do in this scenario. Often times, the board and/or the battery and/or the charger need replaced.