Toshiba Satellite P25-5263 switching off

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by gillcottingham, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. gillcottingham

    gillcottingham MDL Novice

    Jan 12, 2009
    Hi there
    My Tosh fires up fine, runs for a while and then simply switches itself off. No warning messages, no pings, nothing.
    It wont fire up again for a while and then it's fine .. until the next time.
    Any suggestions pls?
    Am running XP home.
  2. HMonk

    HMonk MDL Addicted

    Nov 3, 2008
    #2 HMonk, Jan 12, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009
    A few details may help

    The first thing that comes to mind, especially if one takes your post literally . . .

    is overheating. Shuts off then won't fire up for a while suggests it has to cool off before firing up again???

    Is this a new machine; used for some time and issue is recent; changes in software; changes in hardware (added RAM, USB devices).

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  3. spidymasta

    spidymasta MDL Novice

    Jan 8, 2009
    I would agree it is overheating. It is probably the cpu heatsink/fan is all stuffed up with dust and just needs cleaned out. If you are lucky, you might be able to blow all that nasty stuff out with a bottle of canned air. If you aren't lucky you may have to dissemble the laptop to get the dust out.