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Sudden shut down in Acer® Aspire

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How to deal with sudden Shut Down in Acer Aspire?

Aspire is a series of personal computers by Acer Inc, intended for the casual household user or for small business use. The Aspire series covers both laptops and desktop computers. Most Aspire notebooks have an entry-level arrangement, while only a few of them have full-fledged media center arrangements. Acer developed the Aspire series in order to cover the entire arena from primary to high-end products.

However, sometimes Acer Aspire users may face hardware issues which causes sudden shut down of the computer. This is mainly due to overheating. More facts about this problem are discussed in the upcoming sections.

Following details given below will provide users more information on the possible reasons for Acer Aspire to shut down suddenly and some important tips to resolve the issue:

  • Overheating issue
  • Check the heat sink
  • Change the fan settings

Overheating issue

The reason for the sudden shut down of your computer is because of overheating of the ‘case’, where the CPU is mounted. Overheating can be due to dust accumulation on the heat sink, which prevents dissipation of heat. The possible solution to combat overheating issue is to keep the laptop dust free by cleaning out debris at the vents frequently. Note that a laptop has a much smaller cooling area in comparison with desktops and hence laptops tend to accumulate dust a lot quicker than desktops. This is because all the dust/debris, in the case of laptops, accumulate in the cooling fins.

Check the heat sink

First thing you should do is to check your heat sink. This should be done to see whether there is thermal paste under the heat sink. If there is no thermal paste under it then put some after making sure that there is no dust in the heat sink. This will avoid sudden shut downs.

Change the fan settings

The fan causes issues mostly while running applications that require high CPU usage. Try to change the fan settings in the BIOS so it runs all the time. First, reboot your PC and hit the ‘Delete’ key to enter the BIOS settings. Then, go to ‘PC Health Status’; change the ‘System smart fan control’ settings from ‘Enabled’ to ‘Disabled’ and exit after saving your settings.

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