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restarting itself for no reason, sometimes screen just gos blank, reinstalled the os, no differance

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restarting itself at any movement of the laptop
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Question by:aclfc5
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by:rindi
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Open the case and check all the connections. Also clean out all dust. If still under warranty don't do this yourself, but rather get a replacement.
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by:joshlamerritt
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Most likely bad hardware.  I've seen this exact same behavior recently from an Acer desktop.  Have you tried booting into safe mode?
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SLFuqua earned 250 total points
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It could be many problems, but definitely sounds like hardware. Rindi's solution is the best, thermal problems (failing CPU, CPU fan or insufficient airflow) are the predominant cause of otherwise inexplicable reboots (at least without blue screens, blue screen reboots are different, so if you are seeing blue screens just before the reboot, repost and explain what the blue screen says).

After thermal problems is the power supply (and after that the motherboard). Do you have a secondary power supply (i.e., AC adapter and cable)? If so, or if you can borrow one, try it and see if the problem persists.

Good luck,
sl
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by:nobus
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try testing it :
http://www.pc-doctor.com/                                    PC doctor
www.tufftest.com/tt01-lite.htm                        free      TuffTest lite
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it was the motherboard, sorry I didn't know how to close the question last week
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