DanDiablo7
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N5010 inspiron shutting off randomly

Keeps turning off like it has no power even though it's plugged in the wall, don't think it has to do with the battery since it's getting power from the ac plug.  Anyone know what the problem could be?

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Re: N5010 inspiron shutting off randomly

The most likely suspect is overheating.  Make sure the fan is running -- and if it's never had a thorough clean-out, it's overdue for that.  Further, given the advanced age of the system it may be a good idea to replace the thermal pads inside that seal the heatsink assembly to the CPU or CPU and GPU.

 

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