Sudden Shutdown Problems in Toshiba® Satellite A500
The Toshiba Satellite A500 is part of the Satellite A500 and A505 series of laptops. This could be easily configured and it features the Intel Core i3 and i5 Dual-Core processors. You have three options for the processors, the i3-330M, i5-430M, and the best is the i5-520M.For the graphics card also there are 3 options, GMA HD with integrated GPU, a NVIDIA GeForce 310M with 512MB, or a GT 330M with 1GB. The RAM memory goes up to 8GB of DDR3 and the hard-drive is up to 640GB of storage capacity. In this all models have DVD burner, a 5-in-1 media card reader, and a HDMI port as well as VGA output. It proceeds with Operating System of Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 64-bit). There are many reasons for sudden Shut Down in Toshiba Satellite A500. Some of them are the presence of virus files or due to the registry issues or installation/uninstallation of incompatible hardware. Following are reasons for sudden shutdowns in Toshiba Satellite A500 and the tips to resolve them:
- Check the battery
- Checking the temperature
- Remove the dust
- Clean system of viruses
- Checking RAM
Check the battery
The sudden shut down in the laptops are mainly due to the battery issues. You have to check if the battery is properly working or not. You could try running your Toshiba Satellite A500 on A/C power without the battery. Then you could confirm that the battery has any problem or not .If there is problem try to replace that with new one.Try to buy the licensed company product itself.
Checking the temperature
Sudden shutdown might be caused by rising of internal temperature. You have to download speedfan or realtemp; CUPID’s PC WIZARD 2010 etc to check your internal temps.Then compare it with standard temperature .Then you should know if it is due to the temperature problems. You have to make sure that the fan is clear of all dusts. You need a stand to lift it and let the air circulate and helps prevent overheating. If the fan has any problems try to resolve it also.
Dust problems also cause the sudden shutdown in Toshiba Satellite A500.You have to take the battery from the laptop. After that take a cotton cloth or brush to clean the battery and also the connection pins of that. Because these dust would cause the loose of contact of laptop with battery. You should also clean the fan .These could be done easily.
Some harmful viruses might cause the sudden shutdown in your Toshiba Satellite A500. So always be beware of them. They might enter through opening the unauthorized websites and virus infected USBs. In order to avoid that always try the authorized websites and try to use USB scan before inserting the USBs also. You have to install a good anti-virus and always update that. Thus you could eliminate these problems.
If the RAM of your Toshiba Satellite A500 won‘t work it might cause shut down problems. Try to make it clean from the dust. Try to download the memory test from the Microsoft website. After that make a bootable floppy or CD from the program as instructed. This will run a simple memory test automatically. Then you could confirm that if there is any problem with your RAM. Memory test will continue to run until pressing the ‘X’ key and removing the Floppy. If there is a problem try to replace the RAM or repair it.