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Dell Lat 640C problem - auto power down .

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by chungacs, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. chungacs

    chungacs Guest

    My notebook is acting weird. It just automatically switches itself off
    (powers down) for no reason.

    When i powered up and was presented with the previous configuration settengs
    (presumably before i encountered this problem), which i chose, the problem
    persisted. Thinking the battery pack could be the cause, i removed the
    battery and use direct AC power - same problem.

    Is it a hardware problem or... I have been using it, with windows XP
    professional for a year now with no problem, until now. Any pointers from
    anyone with similar experience appreaciated, b4 i call dell (as last
    resort). TIA
    chungacs, Nov 26, 2003
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  2. Hi Chungacs,

    You did not say what you were doing or whether you checked the event logs.

    If the event logs don't show anything, I would say that it is some type of hardware problem (most likely overheating). I would
    say the same thing if you were doing something intensive like 3d rendering or games.

    Ciao . . .

    ++ Let know man judge me until . . .
    he has walked the road I have . . .
    in the shoes I've worn. ++

    C.Joseph Drayton, Nov 26, 2003
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  3. chungacs

    chungacs Guest

    hardware problem (most likely overheating). I would
    or games.

    Thanks for your help. Now that u mention it, i noticed the 2 air vents not
    blowing any hot air - the fans are not working. This must be the cause.

    Prior to the problem i had a session of cd copying using my ext (usb) cdrw
    drive. I think i made some 10 cdr but i wonder this had anything to do with
    chungacs, Nov 26, 2003
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