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Dell Inspiron 1545 shuts down unexpectedly

Dell Inspiron 1545 shuts down unexpectedly

I have the Dell Inspiron 1545 with the Windows Vista Operating System. It loads windows just fine. After about 1 minute or less, it will just cut off. This happen with battery power or with the AC power plugged in. I booted into safe mode once and it seemed stable, but it even cut off even then. Not sure what the problem is. Any suggestions?

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The usual.

1. Heat. Do your yearly air blast on the vents with canned air and hope it dislodges a hairball.

2. Boot SAFE MODE and see if the power profile is set to something odd like shutdown at 99% battery reserve.
Bob

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dislodges a hairball

I can't thank you enough. I did what you suggested and this computer has been running for 5 hours so far. Thanks again man. wow...

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Overheating

It sounds like it's overheating. Try the suggestion with canned air. If that doesn't work and you're brave and can keep track of a lot of screws, take off the back of the laptop and see if there's some hair or bits of carpet fluff or fur stuck in the fan. You can also test out the if it's overheating or not with the software Speedfan. You can also buy a cooling pad. Buy the kind that plugs into the wall and not the usb port. The latter can put more strain on the computer. If all else fails, take your laptop to the computer repair shop and get to them to put in a new fan for you.

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Overheating
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Overheating

Thank you very much. I will install this to prevent that from happening again. That hairball was a monster. lol...

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The other thing is ... try to use the laptop on a hard

surface. If you put it on your lap, a blanket, a pillow or other soft surface, the intake and exhaust vents can become blocked and cause the system to overheat and shutdown.

Hope this helps.

VAPCMD

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Inspiron 1545 Cooling Fan Fix
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Next time. Watch those dates.

You dredged up a post from years ago.

Locking this old discussion now.

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