Shut down issues with HP ProBook® 4720s Notebook
What are the possible reasons for shut down problems with the HP ProBook 4720s Notebook and tips to resolve them?
The HP ProBook 4720s is an ideal notebook for casual home usage and small time office use. The design of the notebook is perfect for those looking for a reasonable second notebook or a desktop replacement at home and office. However, the notebook is prone to sudden shutdowns due to various reasons. This article outlines the reasons for sudden shutdowns of the ProBook and provides a few associated tips to resolve the problem. We will be discussing the following:
- How to avoid overheating
- Other Factors
One of the primary reasons for the HP ProBook 4720s being shut down abruptly is overheating. The reasons include placing of the computer system in a warm room, or placing it on a soft surface like a mattress or a sofa that blocks the airflow to the underside of the machine. Another often-overlooked reason is placing the machine in a bag without turning it off or putting it on hibernation mode. These common reasons are the most significant contributors to the increase in the machine’s core temperature and triggering unexpected shutdowns. Your HP ProBook performs best when placed in a cool room with good circulation of air. This helps keep the core system temperatures down to the normal range. Normal core temperatures for the HP lie anywhere between the 35 to 40 degree centigrade mark. Ideal core temperatures are as cold as possible.
How to avoid overheating
It is advisable to follow certain general practices to avoid overheating. These include always turning the machine off before you get ready to put into a bag and start traveling. Always place your HP ProBook on a flat hard surface, so that, its rubber legs always hold it a good half an inch above the surface and maintain the air flow on the underside. If you place the machine on a soft surface like a bed, you will severely block the sir flow and drastically increase the chances of overheating. Another, good practice is to periodically make sure that the heat vents, fans and the air intake vents are clean and not blocked by dust and small debris. If blocked, you need clear out the dust and ensure optimum cooling. If you are not able to secure an optimum environment for the HP ProBook, then you can go in for a cooling pad to keep the temperatures down. If the above solutions do not help you reduce the temperatures, we would recommend professional technical support services for the HP ProBook.
A sudden or unexpected shutdown may also be experienced if there is a power outage or a system failure. These may be due to various reasons like direct system failure, power supply failure or general system unresponsiveness due to a software conflict/mismatch.
It is advisable to contact technical support experts to determine if any of the above is a reason for sudden shutdowns.