Intensive users have certainly faced, at some point, the sudden shutdown of the laptop, without prior warning. One of the most common causes is overheating. When the temperature inside the case rises a lot due to intensive use, the laptop turns off. It is a protection mechanism that prevents damage that could occur to the components.
The actual switching off of the device is not a problem, but the cause of this switch-off, respectively overheating. The phenomenon occurs for various reasons that should be investigated before choosing an approach that leads to a lasting solution.
Identifying the overheat
Pay attention to the symptoms of the laptop. These are easy to notice:
- The high temperature on the keyboard and laptop case;
- The fans run at high speed for long periods of time;
- The laptop turns off suddenly immediately after turning on;
- The laptop turns off suddenly when you start using applications that consume a large number of resources, RAM, and processor power.
First of all, check that the vents are not blocked by dust accumulations. In any case, cleaning with compressed air is recommended. However, the problem may be deeper.
- Open the laptop case so that you have access to the processor fan. Depending on the model, this operation may differ in complexity.
- Disconnect the fan from the system board and remove it from the chassis. If the fan-made unusual noises while using the laptop, it may be necessary to replace it.
- Clean the compressed air fan to remove any deposits that could impede its optimal operation.
- Replacing the thermal paste is a recommended operation after cleaning.
Another approach, in addition to blowing with compressed air, is to vacuum the dust that has settled on the fan. Caution, vacuuming should be done with a powerful vacuum cleaner. An ordinary household vacuum cleaner may not be enough for high-power vacuuming.
To avoid such problems, it is recommended that you periodically take your laptop to a service unit for maintenance or install EaseeControl for better use of the computer.