My ASUS notebook keeps shutting down after 10 minutes of use. I also get this black screen when I try to start it.
It might be a broken fan or something, does any one know how to activate the fan on my notebook ?
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If it suddenly shuts off that is probably caused by the fan not being able to cool it forcing it to shut off as a safety mechanism so that your computer does not fry itself. Is it hot when it does this? Unfortunately I'm not sure if there's an easy way to replace the fan. When I had the same issue I had to go yell at the company which worked because it was under warranty still and they replaced it.
Yea, it gets pretty hot, enough to burn my hand. I'll be taking it back tomorrow, thank you.
I might invest into a cooling pad also.
Don't spend more than like $5 on a cooling pad. They make cheap ones that are literally just plastic and fans and they work just as well.
Is a cooling pad a safe alternative to repairing my fan ?
Even though it will help, it is most definitely never a safe alternative on its' own. You should get that fan repaired/replaced, and whatever dust is in there removed. However, having a cooling pad in the future beyond that will help your system stay cooler, possibly helping the internal fan last longer, as well as provide more airflow to prevent dust getting stuck in there as easily.
~D. V. "A helpful note..." Devnull
(p.s.: I hope your attempts to turn it on already haven't happened to fry something.)
Is the store you bought it from closed now? Assuming not, I'd just take it back there and talk to them. Usually these things get quite pricey without warranties, plus you run the risk of damaging it irreparably if you don't know what you're doing, and they won't cover that .
Yea, Future Shop closed down and combined with Best Buy.
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