My laptop is randomly shutting down, Windows 7 Acer Aspire M5

I have a laptop running Windows 7 that is just over a year old. The laptop shuts down randomly. The computer is not overheating and seems not to shut down when it is plugged in. I am considering re-installing windows to see if that could be the problem.

My specs:
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz, 1696 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
4 GB RAM
Intel HD 4000 Graphics card

System Model Aspire M5-481T

Thank you for the help
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  1. estroviro said:
    I have a laptop running Windows 7 that is just over a year old. The laptop shuts down randomly. The computer is not overheating and seems not to shut down when it is plugged in. I am considering re-installing windows to see if that could be the problem.

    My specs:
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70GHz, 1696 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    4 GB RAM
    Intel HD 4000 Graphics card

    System Model Aspire M5-481T

    Thank you for the help


    So ur laptop shutdown only when its on battery?might be the battery is on its way or the battery contacts.
    Reply to kookie3010
  2. As far as I can tell it is when I am on battery power that it does that. So if it is the battery is there a way to check it?
    Reply to estroviro
  3. estroviro said:
    As far as I can tell it is when I am on battery power that it does that. So if it is the battery is there a way to check it?


    Only way is to use it on another same model laptop.but usually the case is dying battery.some only last a year or two.it dies faster if u left it plugged in when its already full.
    Reply to kookie3010
  4. I have similar problem. It seems to be caused when I move/pickup the laptop by holding onto of the front corners. I'm guessing this stresses HHD or creates some electrical disconnect.
    Reply to madstrk
  5. Madstrk, my laptop is exactly with same problem that your. Did you resolve this problem?
    Reply to patrickrafael16
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