moderated Re: a strange issue with my windows ten computer.

Richard Turner

I believe he has a laptop, not a desktop, so no tower to deal with.

It sounds like an overheating issue to me.

Laptops need air flow underneath them as most of the benting is on the bottom.

If it isn’t overheating, then it likely needs   to be gone through by a technician.


I believe I already gave my advice for getting air underneath it, but here goes.

Take 20 to 24 pennies, make 4 stacks of 5 to 6 pennies, wrap them in tape, duct tape works great, so they are even and place them under the four corners of the laptop.

If you have some double sided tape, you can also stick them to the bottom of the laptop so they don’t fall off if you move it.


Inexpensive but effective solution.

It works for my Del laptop.





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From: <> On Behalf Of Ashleigh Piccinino
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:47 AM
Subject: Re: a strange issue with my windows ten computer.



How long has it been since you’ve done basic maintanednce on your PC? I’m not a computer guru by any means, but they do need cleaned every now and again, I guess/the vents on the tower need vacuumed out for dust. Once again, I’m not a computer person, but it sounds like, to me, that things might be overheating? I don’t know, but I’d try that first/vacuuming out the vents. Other than that, seek information from the rest of the group, okay?


On Sep 15, 2020, at 7:50 PM, Jim Rawls <jazzpiano@...> wrote:

Hi all,

When I first turn on my computer, after it has been off for a few hours, all works ok, except, all of a sudden, the computer shuts down. I could be reading an email, or listening to a song, or whatever, and all of a sudden I have nothing. I asked my sighted wife is the screen showed anything, and she said it was blank. So, I do a reboot, and it comes up, and after that, all is fine, until the next time, when I shut down for a while, and the sequence begins again, I start the computer, it works ok for let's say ten minutes or so, and then it shuts down. And after I reboot, all is fine.

I am running windows ten, and, jaws 2020.I went into my control panel, and to power options, and told it to shut down, when I shut the computer down, ion battery an plugged in. I also told it, to shut down, when on battery when the lid closes, and the same when plugged you have any ideas why it is acting this way? Thanks for your help. Jim

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