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Laptop suddenly rebooting itself

by ditobagus / October 13, 2013 8:33 PM PDT

I have a laptop Acer 2920 and have used it since 2008. The longest hours using it was 10 hours without a battery. Recently, a couple of problems hit my laptop from a sudden reboot, screen suddenly stop/freeze, and the worst one is this

I don't know what that is so I uploaded a video. Anyone please let me know what kind of troubleshooting I have now.

Thank you Happy

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Can't download video
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 13, 2013 8:40 PM PDT

At least, I can't view without registering myself or installing a download manager. So no help for that video.

I'd do a good internal cleaning of such an old laptop. If that doesn't help it probably isn't worth the repair anymore.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 14, 2013 3:10 AM PDT

Nod to the deep cleaning after that many years you may also need to replace heat sink compounds and also run a drive fitness test.

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Reply: Laptop suddenly rebooting itself
by ditobagus / October 15, 2013 3:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Nod.
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I didn't watch the video.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 15, 2013 6:07 AM PDT

It's a common issue with that old a laptop. You didn't tell if you did the work or had the work I noted done.

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