Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A205-S4617 Notebook ?

My computer keeps turning on and off. I thought it might be an overheating problem and so i cleaned up my fan and i didn't see any change. It is not also a problem from the battery from the charger or battery because they work properly. The weird thing is my computer works properly if i put it on lap and would turn off if i put it on the floor. By the way, my computer is toshiba A205. please help!!! I have the same problem with my A205. It keeps on booting on and off with no video at all. I thi


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The reason why it shuts off when you put it on the floor is because there is a lack of circulating air. Laptops easily overheat if they are not raised up to circulate properly. On your lap, there is more circulation...because it's not a flat fixed surface. To check and see if it's an overheating problem, you need to enter the BIOS and check the clocking time. You are correct, however, typically 9 times out of 10 when it keeps resetting it's an overheating problem OR a virus.
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\015\012Laptops are difficult to troubleshoot hardware without completely disassembling the entire laptop and I wouldn't attempt to explain to you here how to do that. I would suggest seeing a technician. I doubt highly that it would be a major issue with the motherboard in a laptop unless someone messed with it. There is a setting in there as well that can be changed, but again major hardware disassembly to reach the motherboard.
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