Why does my laptop power itself off when hot?

Question

laptop become hot and shuts down

Answer

This question was answered on May 6, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

In your bios there is a an option that will monitor your CPU's temperature, and if it reaches a certain value it will shut down the computer to protect it from overheating and ruining the computer parts If you are having this issue then you need to get more cooling for your laptop such as a base with fans to put underneath it, etc.

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Posted by Darren of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on May 6, 2006