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my laptop turns on then suddenly turns off.

Q: my laptop turns on then suddenly turns off.

my laptop turns on then suddenly turns off after few seconds. any suggestion regarding this issue? is this a common issue on hp laptop? thanks in advance.
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Thank you!

A:My Laptop suddenly turns off sound

This was an old issue I had. I fixed it by updating my sound driver.
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2 Occurrence: Several days later VLC was opened again when it shut off. Power led stays, but now can't do anything to turn it on. Pulled out battery, done that 45 seconds thing, put back again. Can't turn on it just that power led lights up. Just kept it that way for hours, laptop was warm...and then all of a sudden it turned on.
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Fan not working, cpu heats up a bit like it pretends to be working, dust cleaned inside. Always just that power led works when button pushed with battery or just charger in.
Whats happening?

A:Laptop shuts off, won't turn on..suddenly turns on

will it work with battery removed and just running off mains?
other thought is it is overheating and needs a good clean out of the fan and heatsink.
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A:Computer turns on, turns off then turns back on but has no video output

Motherboard Short

I have helped somebody who had a similar issue and it was the motherboard being shorted out by the case. We took the motherboard out of the case and it booted up just fine. Something you might want to try before purchasing new components.
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A:Laptop Randomly and Suddenly Turns Off After Trying to Fix Physical Damage to Dell15R

Sounds like its overheating and shutting off. Check to make sure the cooling fan is working and not being obstructed by anything.
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Did the unit ship with drivers? ?
It also might be a cable issue. Inspect that cable or try a new one and or another USB port. If you have it on the front of the case try it on a rear USB port. I've seen machines where the front ports carried less power than the rear ones.

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Welcome nabbed_clones.

Could you mention the make and model of your laptop please and explain what the odd beeping noise is (e.g., is it a quick one beep noise, or long beep noise, or many different beeps?) Any other sounds?

(Have you tried turning on the laptop with the mains power plugged in and the battery out?).
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A:PC Suddenly turns off

Yeah, it sounds like an overheating issue alright. The only thing i could think of to fix it would be a better fan or improved cooling system for your computer, but thats just my suggestion.
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No excess heat seems to be going on the PC, in fact sometimes but not always the shut off comes right after i turn the PC on.
It is just as if i pull out the power cord. No specific program, software or situation seems to be causing the failure.

It just shuts off, no restarting.

Thanks a lot.

My specs:

Pentium D 3.4
1 MB Ram.
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500W PSU.
80 GB HDD1, 40 GB HDD2.
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A:My PC turns off suddenly, PSU seems ok

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A:HELP! Desktop turns on and restarts repeatedly, other turns on to black screen


Desktop 1:

Do you see anything on your screen at all while this is happening?

Have you tried to press the setup key to see if the BIOS will come up and make changes?

Do you have any USB devices (other than keyboard or mouse) hooked up? If so, try disconnecting them and see if it will at least POST or attempt to go into the OS.

WARNING: Before checking the capacitors, disconnect the power cord on your system and press & hold the POWER button to allow the power to discharge! Also, you should always ground yourself before touching computer components to prevent static discharge!

Just FYI, some of the motherboards in this series of HP’s have issues with the capacitors.

You should take a look at the capacitors to see if the tops of them are raised or discolored. Also, if you put your finger on the top of the capacitors, they should feel as if they are INDENTED and not flush or raised. Raising or discoloration (up to and including a black tar looking substance on the tops indicate a leaking capacitor).

Desktop 2:

Any POST sounds (beeps) produced at all?

Have you tried the monitor from Desktop 1 on this one?

Anything at all displayed on the monitor, to include CHECK CABLE message?

Recommendation: Open the case again and ensure that all the cards, memory, drive cables and so forth are all connect properly and not loose or dislodged.

Do you know how to RESET your BIOS to default using the onboard jumpers?

Here is a detailed link on troubleshooting this issue:

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A:PC turns retarded, shuts off after few seconds, turns back on

Reset the mother board a few times....Click to expand...

Do you mean you have tried resetting the bios jumper, on the Motherboard?
If not do that.

Also, have you tried disconnecting all HDD; Floppy; CD data cables (from the motherboard end (actually I'd do case fan too and front USB connection to motherboard)
If this works, you will need to put one back in at a time, until you find the problem

Usually this fault is related to faulty Ram or CPU
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A:My comp turns on for 5seconds and turns off or dosnt turn on at all

Have you tried checking on the fan/ ventilation? i use to have this problem with my P3. fan was jam with debris/ dust. when i boot up, it was fine, once i go in to window it freeze. After i got the fan moving (cleaning the dust) it works fine.

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A:computer turns off suddenly

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What kind of monitor is it? Brand? Model? LCD OR CRT?
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A:CPU suddenly turns off after booting the desktop

Welcome to the forums chris1017.
This sounds like a heat problem. Make sure the fan on your cpu is running.
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A:Computer turns on suddenly after shutting down

Either it's faulty power supply or you just need to load setup (CMOS) defaults (which will put the power options back to the default settings)

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Please, close this thread as I am going to seek a help from another forumThanks
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A:My Satellite L50-A-16Q turns off suddenly while on battery

Hi Matteo

On this virtual way it is not easy to say what is wrong there. It would be interesting to know exact battery capacity when this happen.

Using advanced power options you can change many important values so I recommend you to test all this. Try to use notebook with power saver power plan and lower CPU activity.
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please follow the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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A:computer turns on for a few seconds then turns off

Try resetting the bios on the motherboard.

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Make and model of computer?
Make and model of the LAN card?

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A:Xp Pro Suddenly Running Very Slowly - Help - Nothing Turns Up With Standard Worm/virus/trojan Scans

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0x000001d3 (0x0000000000000221, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)



The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x000001d3 (0x0000000000000221, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report
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Look in the Event Viewer and see what errors are showing up at the time that this is happening. Each error will have its own date and time shown.Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer.On the right side of the page you will see the options Applications, Security, and Systems, double click on Systems. There are eight columns on this page, the three that you will want are Type, Date, Time, and Event.The errors will appear in the Type column, they are red dots with a white X inside of them.Warnings will appear as a yellow trinangle with an exclamation mark inside.When you see an error, double click on it and see what the description is.Please post the error code/s found in the Event column and the descriptions back in this topic.
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before you turn your tv off
unplug the cable and then turn of the tv
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A:Laptop Turns Itself Off On Its Own.

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A:My laptop turns off then on


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A:My laptop turns on and off by itself

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A:Laptop turns itself off

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A:Laptop Turns Off When Unplugged

Most likely the battery is dead and needs replaced.

However double check the physical contacts between the laptop and the battery, make sure they are clean.
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A:My laptop randomly turns off

The laptop is definitely old enough for some service. It is possible that the cooling fan is worn out and/or dirty... if the fan is not running properly, the laptop will sense a over-heating condition and it will turn off. Have the laptop serviced and new batteries are cheap enough on EBay
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A:Laptop turns on and off in 5 seconds then on again by itself

Well, not quite the same, I have a Dell out of three Latitudes I bought that WORKS perfectly, BUT When you press power, it is blank but making noise for 40 seconds or so then boots up normal saying it's in servicing Fn-X to cancel.
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A:Laptop turns on by itself during the night.

Do a shutdown. Then it won't happen.

Else you have to go into the device properties of all devices in Device Manager and look for the 'Allow this device to wake up the computer' and change those. Of course not for the keyboard and mouse.
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Kind regards,

Also i noticed that when I plug the AC Adapter in it will turn on then off immediately but if I take the battery out and leave the ac adapter in then the laptop won't even turn on at all. The AC Cord is working though because I plugged it into another laptop and it started charging it.

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A:Laptop turns on but does not boot up

Sounds like you could have a failing hard drive, follow this guide to test it:

Identify the make of your hard drive and then use the appropriate link below to get the manufacturer's diagnostics.

These are direct links to the download (apart from Western Digital) so the download will start as soon as you click on the link.

These diagnostics are only available as ISO images to burn to CD except for Excelstore who also provide a download for a USB flash drive. Please note that this USB version is only for use on Excelstore hard drives.

Excelstore ISO for CD Or USB flash drive (instructions included in Readme.txt file)
Seagate, Samsung, Maxtor & Quantum
Western Digital Click on the Download button next to Diag504fCD.iso

NOTE: For Toshiba/Fujitsu, or any make of drive not listed, use the diagnostics from the Seagate link.

For the downloads that are in a .zip file, right click the file and select Extract Here and burn the image to a CD. (A re-recordable CD will be fine).

In Windows 7 right click the extracted file, select Open With, then select Windows Disc Image Burning Tool then follow the prompts.
For all other versions of windows (if you do not have an ISO burner) download this free software. ImgBurn Install the program and start the application. Select the top left hand option to Write image file to disc and then on the next window click on the small yellow folder icon and browse to the file you have downloaded from the links above. Then click on the two grey discs with the arrow in between (bottom left) and leave it to complete the operation.

Boot the PC into the Bios setup and set the CD/DVD drive to 1st in the boot sequence. Insert the disk in the drive then reboot and the disc will load into dos. Always select the Extended Test where available

NOTE: Unfortunately the hard drive is the one item in your PC that will fail, it is not a case of if but a case of when. It is an electrical/mechanical device and therefore it will wear out. Hence the need to keep regular back ups of all your important data to an external source, DVD's or Blu-ray discs are the most dependable but if you have 1000's of GB's of data then an external hard drive would be a better choice, unfortunately that drive too will eventually fail, so DVD's or Blu-ray discs are the safest option for crucial data that you would be devastated to loose.
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A:New laptop turns off when unplugged.

sounds like you should replace the battery. it should not get so hot it burns you .and its not holding a charge.
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A:Laptop Turns Off When Too Busy

*ahem*Oh and when it turns off it just turns black, like it doesnt go through the shut down phase.
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I have a probook4520 HP laptop
but it has a problem
when I use it for a long time or convert big files or do some graphical jobs it turns off with out my permission
what should I do
In Ubuntu OsS I have this problem too
please help me

A:my laptop turns off with out my permission

Hi and welcome to the Forum.
Are you running on mains or battery?