Laptop dies after 10 mins

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  1. Gary Hamilton
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    Hi there I have an Asus x54 laptop with windows 10 it was giving to me from a friend. I can't seem to do very much on it now because after about 10 mins of it being on the screen just goes black then eventually powering off. I thought it could have been a heat issue so I changed the fan applied new thermal compound but with the same results. So I tryed taking out the mother board giving it a reflow with a heat gun but still no change. I tryed a different battery, with just charger no charger just battery but no change. All the setting etc are fine. If any 1 has any ideas on what could be causing the issue

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  2. pwsincd

    pwsincd Garage Flower

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    memory
     
  3. Gary Hamilton
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    my ram or hard drive?
     
  4. pwsincd

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    well either i guess ,... just listing h/w that could cause issues...
     
  5. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    It's probably not memory if it's not BSODing, unless it literally is just outright dying... It isn't a hard drive, because that would cause a BSOD or STOP code...

    Might be your processor?... If you hadn't specifically said that you checked for heat issues initially I would say with 100% confidence that that's what's going on, but I'm actually at a loss as to what it could be
     
  6. raystriker

    raystriker Alpha PC Builder

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    Heat issues +1
    My dad's old laptop used to 'die' due to a lot of dust collection and f'd up cooling.
     
  7. Gary Hamilton
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    thats for the input guys. I have just tryed another reflow on it this time it looked like it crashed then then the fan got real loud with a black screen then powers off.
     
  8. JUSTARANDOMPERSON

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    Well I'm no computer expert but I think you should ask for a refund.
     
  9. Vishnoo

    Vishnoo Failure is success if we learn from it.

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    What operating system do you have.
    Once i had installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop.My battery holds for only a 10 -15 minutes.I thought that i should change my battery.As i wanted more features,games etc.I moved to Windows 8.1.My BATTERY works as normal.I dont know why the Battery couldn't hold on Ubuntu.
     
  10. TheTurkGamer

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    In your computer eating all your data
    i think your battery is worst and whats your computer manufacture (example dell,asus,acer)
     
  11. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    He just said ASUS. Read his sentence again. ;)
     
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    In your computer eating all your data
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  13. civickm

    civickm Rocky Mountain IT Guy

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    Also check the drivers make sure they are compatible with windows 10. A few laptops that are designed for Windows 7 doesn't have Windows 10 drivers, happens to us at work all the time.
     
  14. azoreseuropa

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    Check your battery and if its bad then replace it. When you get a new battery. Make sure to recharge it to 100 percent by plug it to the socket. When it is complete then unplug it from the socket so you can enjoy it. Always unplug from the socket when your battery is reach 100 percent because if you don't then it will kill your battery for overcharge it.

    If you don't want to use battery then remove battery to save a healthy battery for portable and you can still plug it to the socket just like DESKTOP PC instead. :)

    Some laptop doesn't have removable battery and already built in then you will have to unplug it from the socket every time when your battery reach 100 percent to be safe.
     
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  15. RandomUser

    RandomUser What has gotten into you Rosie?

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    What? I have always thought laptop battery are nothing more then a collection on Li-Ion Cells, some may be big as your AA batteries and some longer, and since it would be used in a pack, usually they would have an overcharge protection circuit board inside the battery pack to prevent just that, overcharging the batteries. So removing the battery from the laptop seems trivial too me and can act as a standby power in case your power suddenly goes out without a warning.
     
  16. Originality

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    Overcharging laptop batteries is impossible. In most cases, leaving it plugged in all the time is ok, as long as the battery temperature doesn't get too high due to the laptop. Best practice is to allow the laptop to discharge somewhat every few days just to get the electrons flowing.

    If you have a hot laptop, removing the battery is actually a good idea when you don't need it, as long as you keep it in a cool, dry place.
     
  17. Jack Daniels

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    how about the battery is short circuit? it's easy to test! remove the battery and connect it to the power supply and start it up... ohh just seen there's already somone with the same kind of sugestion... had battery problems a lot at the old laptops at work...
     
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  18. cracker

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    Get a Linux Live CD like Knoppix and boot ot up to see if it stays on for a while. You could try just entering the BIOS and leaving it a while to see if it might to do with load. Also, try memtest86 to see if the RAM is ok.
     
  19. Vanth88

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    If your PC's not overheating (afterburner would help you here), and you've tested your HDD and ram (run Linux Mint from USB drive and run memtest, see if computer runs from flash drive to determine HDD), and if you're absolutely sure you've done everything (removed CD/DVD drive for ex). chances are it must be the CPU/motherboard. Your friend could've spilled water on the laptop and damaged it.. or something like that.

    I'd try running linux mint from USB and seeing how far you can go first.