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Acer Aspire 5749 Power switches off when computer is moved.

Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
October 3, 2012 3:21:52 PM

as I say, this is only 6 months old so I guess I can get it fixed but every time I try and use on my knee it cuts out and the computer prompts me to reboot in safe mode.

Any ideas
a b D Laptop
October 4, 2012 6:31:52 AM

First thing that comes to mind is overheating - the term laptop is a misnomer since the unit should not be used on your lap. A flat hard surface is best which will allow adequate airflow to the heatsink/fan - blocking the bottom vents will cause the computer to overheat. You may want to look into a laptop cooler like this one which can easily be used on your lap.
just something to consider if wanting to use the laptop on your lap