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04-09-2017 02:50 PM
04-09-2017 05:01 PM
Is it overheating, and automatically shutting-down when the CPU gets too hot?
After it shuts-off, flip it over, and feel the temperature of the bottom -- it may vary, in different places.
When it is running, can you feel hot air coming out of the exhaust vents?
If so, then the fan inside the computer is working fine.
If not, then the fan inside the computer could have failed.
04-10-2017 01:08 AM
04-10-2017 08:23 AM
> I feel hot air coming out and it gets hot to a certain point then shuts off, then when I try to turn it back on it shuts off even sooner each time I turn it on.
Those are the symptoms of overheating.
Turn off your laptop, and let it cool completely down.
On another computer, do a Google-search for "download free SPECCY".
Download SPECCY to a USB memory-stick.
Start-up the laptop.
Connect the USB memory-stick, and install SPECCY.
It should show the temperatures:
and the speed of the fan.
Check that the fan is not showing "zero".
Tell us what you see.
I think that it is time to take your laptop to a qualified computer technician, for professional trouble-shooting, and a general disassembly & dust-removal.
How old is the computer? Any hair-shredding pets in the house?
04-10-2017 11:59 AM
04-12-2017 03:32 PM
> no loose parts
Huh? Are you sure that something did not get properly reconnected? Pinched ribbon cable? Improperly seated RAM?
> > I did take my lab too apart ...
Did you say that you are taking me to a park?
... signed, the golden lab two
04-12-2017 08:53 PM
04-12-2017 11:03 PM
Any CPU generates heat when it is working.
On top of the CPU should be is a layer of "heat-paste" -- designed to completely fill the space between the "heat-pipe" (a chunk of heat-transferring copper) and the CPU, to allow the heat to transfer from the CPU to the heat-pipe.
When you had the computer disassembled, did you disconnect the heat-pipe from its position on top of the CPU?
If you did, "best practises" say that you should have cleaned-off all the old heat-paste from the heat-pipe and the top of the CPU, and put down a new layer of heat-paste, as part of the re-assembling.
The purpose of the heat-pipe is to transmit the heat to a "radiator" (just like in your automobile), so that the fan can suck in room-temperature air, push it through the radiator, and push out the heated air through the exhaust-vents in your computer.
So, if there is "old" heat-paste, then the CPU retains some of the heat, until it overheats, and protects itself by shutting-down when it is "too hot".
I hope this helps.