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The main reason a computer turns off without warning is overheating. If the CPU, processor or any other component gets too hot, the computer shuts off to protect all its components from the heat. More »

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When a laptop shuts off by itself, it is potentially caused by one of various issues, which often include an inefficient battery, a computer virus or overheating of the computer itself. It is possible to correct each of ... More »

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Power supply failures often cause televisions to shut off by themselves. The problems may be in the television's power system or from the source of power. Problems with cable boxes can make it look like the television is... More »

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To activate magicJack, turn on your computer and plug the magicJack into the USB port. The computer needs to be running Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7. An Intel-based Mac also works. More »

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According to the official Windows support site, a reason why a computer running Windows will not shut down may be that a device driver or program is interfering with the standard shutdown process. Closing down all progra... More »

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The most common reason a personal computer needs to be reset to factory default settings is the appearance of the infamous "blue screen of death" error message. This has a number of possible causes, but it generally occu... More »

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To clean a laptop fan, shut the computer down, remove the battery and adapter, remove the access panel, blow out the fan with a can of compressed air, and replace the access panel. This is an easy process requiring a sma... More »

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