Solved

Toshiba P35-S605 shuts down

Posted on 2007-11-26
5
797 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
The Toshiba Desktop Replacment 17" model P35-S606 mentioned turns off with no warning. The computer will stay running longer if not connected to the AC outlet. Often will shut down as soon as a minute or as long as 1/2 hour when connected to an AC outlet. It Typically runs longer up toward the 30 minute when good ventillation is provided. Were sure the battery is not just dying because it is plugged into the wall. Often when we do charge up the battery completely the laptop will break its 30 minute record attained when plugged in. When the button is pushed after it fails it will turn right back on again. The Operating system is Xp, it has a pentium four mobile processor running at over 3 Ghz. Our question is what trouble shooting steps would you recommend to discover why this laptop is failing.
0
Comment
Question by:TomStarich
5 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Mark earned 500 total points
ID: 20354677
This sounds like overheating of the CPU. When only on battery the processor would use Intels speedstep technology to slow the processor speed and produce less heat, and running for a longer period before shutting down.
Check that the fans are running and producing air movement.
You may have to open the laptop up to inspect the heatsink for dust clogging, and clean , reapply thermal paste to the CPU.
Here is a dissassembly guide for the P35
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaP35/SatelliteP35_fix_overheating_1.htm
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 20356518
>>  Were sure the battery is not just dying because it is plugged into the wall.   <<   this does not mean anything; you have to test from battery alone, or from AC alone.
Try a full discharge / charge cyclus. Or try a new battery
BTW - did you let the battery run a full cyclus regularly ? if not your battery may be worth only 10-20% of its capacity
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Computer101
ID: 20545864
Forced accept.

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Does your iMac really need a hardware upgrade? Will upgrading RAM speed-up your computer? If yes, then how can you proceed? Upgrading RAM in your iMac is not as simple as it may seem. This article will help you in getting and installing right RA…
This is about my first experience with programming Arduino.
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question