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Thread: Eqium M40X-189 powers itself down randomly and won't restart easily

  1. Eqium M40X-189 powers itself down randomly and won't restart easily
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    A few days ago my Equim M40X shut itself down while unattended (running from mains power with battery in place). All that was on was the green mains power light. Pressing the start button had no effect. I removed the battery and replaced it - still no joy. Took it to my local computer repair shop - they claimed at first there was nothing wrong, but when I came to collect it would not start. They "reseated power board connector and touch pad connector, and tested 15 times - switches on and off correctly" £25 the poorer I took it home. Next day- same problem. Eventually got it to start, but after 1 minute it shut down. Restarted again and ran OK several hours. Today, would not start. Took the battered out completely - started OK, but shut down after 2 hours or so. I can usually get it going by uplugging the mains and/or the battery, but have no idea how long it will go before shutting itself down.

    Please help!!

  2. Re: Eqium M40X-189 powers itself down randomly and won't restart easily
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    Hi,

    Unfortunately, I think nobody can really help you in this forum. If even in the computer repair shop they didn't fix it well. I advise you to contact the TASP (Toshiba authorized service center), the technicians can help you, as they familiar with Toshiba laptops and can order the damaged part if needed.

  3. Re: Eqium M40X-189 powers itself down randomly and won't restart easily
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    Hmmm…. it’s really hard to say what could be wrong…
    Usually the notebook shuts down automatically due to the high temperature…

    Maybe the cooling modules are clogged by dust and debris… it’s worth to clean the cooling fans and to renew the thermal grease which is placed between the cooling module and CPU…

    But this is a job for an ASP technician as mentioned by Jeka…
    Therefore get in contact with the local ASP and ask for help!

    Good luck

  4. Re: Eqium M40X-189 powers itself down randomly and won't restart easily
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    Thanks, I'll follow up on the cooling - I notice from the forum that this is has been raised before. My cooling fan seems to be running all the time. Is this normal, or is it a sign that dust is clogging things up?

  5. Re: Eqium M40X-189 powers itself down randomly and won't restart easily
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    Clean your computer with the compressed air to blow out the dust from the cooling ventilators. Then check, if runs well. But, I don't think that the problem is because of clogged cooling modules. It can another hardware malfunction

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