Why does my ASUS laptop turn off by itself?
In this article, we will identify the causes of these unwanted "reboots" and show you why your PC is shutting down on its own. We will also provide you with some solutions!
The PC crashes: Is your computer is properly ventilated?
One of the reasons that can cause your laptop to shut down and restart is the extremely high temperature exerted on the components is not being dissipated. This may be due to a problem with the fan or with a buildup of dust inside the PC.
To test the fan, you can position your ear close to the chassis and listen to see if the fan is spinning smoothly and not making unusual noises. You can, also, download software such as Everest or Speedfan that will provide you with information about the fan's rotation speeds and different internal temperatures.
If the temperature exceeds 100 ° C, the thermal protection of your laptop PC activates and turns off your computer for safety. In this case, you can use a compressed air canister to blow the dust out through the ventilation slots.
If this does not work, you will certainly need to change the thermal paste and/or the fan itself. This task is recommended for those who have some experience in PC repair.
Configuring Windows Sleep Mode
If you haven't set up your PC sleep mode yourself, you certainly don't know when it will activate. Sleep mode is triggered after a period of inactivity; it starts by putting the screen to sleep and then shutting down the computer. You can go to Windows settings and either reconfigure or deactivate the sleep mode.
Go to Settings then System then Power & Sleep : open Settings -> System -> Power and standby
The PC shuts down: hardware problems
More serious problems can force the laptop to shut down, for example, a hardware failure (hard drive, memory card, etc.). A hardware failure can be due to the breakdown of a component/device or a connection issue caused during a more tumultuous or rough commute than usual.
If it is a hardware issue, you will need to identify which component/device is defective: All you need to do is open the device manager to identify which components are failing. The yellow triangle with a black exclamation point indicates the hardware that is having an issue.
Once you have identified it, you should update the drivers if possible. If you cannot update the driver or it did not resolve the issue, you will need to remove and replace the hardware.
The PC shuts down due to a virus
Some viruses can cause your system to crash and shut down your PC. You should, for safety,you’re your antivirus software from time to time. You can use Free antiviruses programs like Avast, Malwarebytes...
The PC shuts down: battery and / or charger problem
An aging battery approaching the end of its use can trigger random reboots, because it is no longer able to properly power the laptop. It may be time to replace it.
Ditto for the charger: if it is old, its wiring may not be as efficient as it was originally.
If this troubleshooting guide did not help you locate the cause of your issue, we recommend that you have an IT professional diagnose your PC. The experience and eye of a competent technician are always an advantage in these situations.