Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad T21 Notebook ?
My t21 always shoot down after several minute (average 3 minute), what is couse of problem?
Most likely it is an overheating problem. The cpu has a built in thermal sensor that will shut down the sytem at a certain temperature so that the cpu will not be damaged. Check that your vents are free of dust & pet hair. A can of compressed air is best for this task. Then check to make sure your cpu fan is working properly & is free of any dust buildup. If the fan is not working then you will need to buy a compatible replacement and install. If everything is clean and it is still having this problem then you have a couple of options. 1. Make sure you always use the laptop on a flat surface that allows some air to flow under the laptop. Never sitting it on cloth. 2. Upgrade your cpu fan with a compatible aftermarket heatsink/fan, or 3. Purchase a laptop cooling pad to sit the laptop on when in use. These range from around $20-40. Hope this helps.
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