[SOLVED] Computer turns off by itself, then boots by itself to a blank screen
Linux - HardwareThis forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
There is less than 12 hours left to vote in the 2015 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards. Click here to go to the polls. Vote now and make sure your voice is heard!
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Computer turns off by itself, then boots by itself to a blank screen
My laptop will be fine, then it turns off then immediately boots itself to a blank screen and no hard drive activity. This has happened 3 times today and never before.
what ive done so far
The first time this happened i tried turning it off and back on, still no screen and no hard drive activity so i took one of the RAM sticks out. Booted fine... To confirm that the RAM was bad i put it back and tried booting again, unfortunately it booted fine... i thought it was a fluke.....
.... Until his happened a second time and instead of taking the RAM out, i waited a half hour and rebooted and it started booting fine, i turned my back for a sec and it was dead again....
I have taken that RAM module out and am hoping it will not happen again, but it could well be the other RAM module since i really don't know or even if it is RAM at all..
Is this a RAM issue or something else?
Where can i find a log to see what happened immediately prior to it offing itself?
What's the chances it's the heatsync? (the laptop doesn't feel as hot as it sometimes does)