Have you ever experienced that your laptop often turns itself off even though it’s not hot? This problem usually occurs because the laptop is overheating or overheating. The automatic shutdown of the laptop is designed to protect against further hardware damage. Because as we know if excessive heat occurs it will damage hardware components such as the CPU.
However, there are some cases of laptops suddenly shutting down without any heat that occurs, even until the laptop turns itself off after a few minutes of turning it on without running heavy software or other activities that can trigger overheating. When checked, the temperature is normal and not hot.
Why did this happen? then are there other causes that cause the laptop to turn off by itself. Here are some possible causes
Possible causes of a laptop that turns itself off
1. Battery damaged
If the laptop experiences a shutdown by itself but no heat occurs, this can happen to a laptop that uses a battery without plugging in the charger. Then you can suspect that the cause comes from the battery that is being used right now. Because each battery has a limited life, if it reaches a certain cycle the capacity will decrease.
A damaged battery is very likely to cause the laptop to suddenly shut down. This is because the power supply that is being used suddenly cuts off even though you previously saw the battery energy indicator is still quite charged.
To really confirm this, you should try to use a laptop by plugging it into a charger and see if this problem still occurs? If it turns out that the laptop is normal and doesn’t suddenly die again, then this is a sign that you have to replace your damaged laptop battery.
2. Power Supply / Charger is damaged
Not only damage to the battery, the laptop shuts down suddenly can also occur due to damaged laptop charger. This component is very important in supplying electrical energy that will turn on the laptop, if it is damaged, the energy will be cut off and the laptop will die, regardless of whether it is cold or hot.
If you often smell like burnt wires, or your charger sounds when you use it, then you need to check whether your charger has a problem. Repairing a damaged charger is difficult, so if your laptop charger is damaged it will be easier to replace it with a new one.
For those of you who use a PC, the same thing can happen. Your PC may suddenly turn itself off even though it is not overheating due to a problem with the Power Supply. As we know that the Power Supply on the PC serves to supply energy to all existing components, if it is damaged then all components will not get energy or the current is unstable which will cause fail safe and auto shutdown, aka shutdown without warning.
3. Motherboard is damaged
If you often carry your laptop around with your bag, then the laptop often moves and also experiences a tilted position that is even worse getting pressed from heavy objects in the bag. If this happens repeatedly, the motherboard may be damaged over time
The motherboard is the core circuit board that connects all the components on the laptop, if it is damaged it will be very fatal. Damage to the motherboard can also cause the laptop to often turn off itself when you use it even though it is not hot or overheated.
Damage to the motherboard does not only occur due to cases like the one above, other causes such as water drops, short circuit, burns, or natural damage due to the usage period can also be a factor that your laptop might experience.
4. Power IC is damaged
The cause of the laptop turns itself off even though it is not hot which is next is damage to a component called IC Power. IC stands for Integrated Circuit.
IC Power functions to regulate the flow of electricity to all components on the laptop. Damage to the Power IC can cause many symptoms, such as the laptop is on but the screen is off, unable to charge the battery, the laptop often turns itself off even though it is not hot, causing the laptop to die completely.
To know for sure whether the Power IC on your laptop is damaged or not then you need to take apart the laptop and test the Power IC using a tool. If you can’t do it yourself then we recommend taking it to a computer repair shop.
5. Viruses and Malware
Apart from hardware problems, laptops that turn themselves off even though they are not hot can also occur due to viruses and malware. There are many kinds of malicious programs and the problems that occur are also different, one of which is causing the system to crash, appearing blue screens, and laptops often shutting down on their own.
To prevent Viruses and Malware from getting into your laptop easily, there are a number of things you can do, namely don’t install random programs from unknown sources, don’t click any links from people you don’t know or from spam emails, and always update your antivirus.
For those of you who are Windows 10 users, you can use the built-in anti-antivirus from Microsoft, namely Windows Security. This antivirus is available specifically to protect the Windows operating system from Viruses and Malware. If you activate and update it regularly, this antivirus is also good enough to prevent viruses from entering.
For optimal results to prevent viruses from entering your laptop, use the full system scan feature available in Windows Security. To start using the full scan feature you can follow the steps as follows
- Update Windows by going to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update> clicking the Check for updates button.
- After the download and update process is complete, restart your laptop.
- Then go back to Settings> Update & Security> click on the Windows Security tab.
- Select on the menu Virus & threat protection.
- Click on Scan options> Check the Full scan option> click the Scan now button.
- Wait until the scan is complete. Usually it will take a while. If any viruses and malware are detected, immediately delete them or put them in the Quarantine directory.
So, those are some of the reasons laptops often turn off on their own even though the laptop does not overheat or overheat. Hopefully useful