Problem: Laptop shutting off
Just fired up the laptop for the first time this morning (it is used). It came up just fine. i started going over it, prepping it for my BIL's daughter... cleaning out junk files (it was clean), and started to uninstall the old version of Office to install 2007. Halfway through the uninstall it just shut off. As in *click* nothing.
I rebooted it and had to chose to start normally. It came back up fine. it worked for a few minutes, *click* (very faint click, like the power was cut off from the optical drive).
I've had it shut off five times so far, even in safe mode.
It seems like a heat issue. I can feel no air moving from the duct and cannot here the fan spinning. The bottom gets pretty warm, but not so hot it can't be touched. Elevating the laptop doesn't seems to help. I have sent a message to the seller, but have no idea if he will see it or when he may respond (no, it was not bought on eBay but from a private individual).
The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4656. I need a diagnosis of what the problem could be, and a way to get it up and running. I'm thinking I need to know how to get the fan going. I do not have any compressed air not any way to get any at the present time; the ducts all seem clean.
My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / EVGA GTX 760 2GB
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB / WD Red 3TB
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x2GB DDR3 1600 - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win7 Ult 64-bit - Func MS3 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard
R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter
... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009