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My Toshiba laptop TECRA A9 shuts down on second attempt only, not the first time. What can I do?


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Laptop shuts down? Computers may not be smarter than people, but if\015\012they’re designed properly, they will shut themselves down before\015\012overheating to the extent that they do themselves damage. If the smart\015\012person keeps turning the notebook back on and figures out a way to foil\015\012the protection, the laptop is probably doomed. Once a laptop shuts down\015\012for thermal event protection, it may refuse to power back up for a\015\012fixed period of time, five or ten minutes, or it may begin to boot and\015\012shut down immediately as soon as it boots to the point that it can\015\012figure out that its too hot. The over-temperature protection is\015\012generally a BIOS rather than an operating system function, so one sign\015\012of an overheated laptop is one that shuts itself down while you’re\015\012using it and then refuses to boot as far as the operating system unless\015\012you leave it alone for an hour or so to cool down. Unless you’ve been\015\012working in a very unfriendly environment, high temperatures, direct\015\012sunlight, etc, you should take even a single overheating shutdown as a\015\012warning to back up your data at the first opportunity and to give the\015\012cooling system a serious cleaning. \015\012Hot\015\012spot, fan always runs? Many laptop brands and models have\015\012characteristic hot spots, like a particular corner of the keyboard or\015\012over the battery compartment. Before proceeding with the more invasive\015\012cleaning techniques that involve opening up the laptop (and potentially\015\012breaking something), spend some time searching the web for user\015\012feedback on your make and model. The bothersome hot spot on your laptop\015\012that none of your friends or colleagues have ever hear of may be a\015\012characteristic issue with your particular model and not worth a major\015\012panic.Similarly, if the fan always runs, or almost always runs, it may\015\012be a characteristic of the particular model that it simply gets hot in\015\012normal operation, or the fan control software might be poorly\015\012conceived. As long as the laptop isn’t overheating, I’d probably learn\015\012to live with a fan that seems to run too much if it’s typical for the\015\012model, and only get worried when I don’t hear it anymore.


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