It worked for me. My sparadic SHUT(power)-DOWN problem is eliminated
I registered into this forum for two Main reason:
1) I appreciate http://emachines.fizi.ca/guides.php?ID=4
because I was able to find DRIVERS, HELP, and INFORMATION that EMACHINE does not bother.
2) I have exactly the same problem that this Thread is describing: I turn on my Laptop and EVEN before it loads into WINXP SP2 the FAN would go into high-speed (you can really hear the spinning) and then immediately powers the machine off--- several occasions.
However, reading through all the threads I updated my BIOS to the newest ARIMA 0F08***.rom AND I blew out the HEATsinks values AS WELL AS remove the THERMAL paste on the CPU die and reapply it. After all that I noticed a big change in my laptop---- the FAN does not spin at high-speed for no reason now. I used Sandra Burn-in to verify that the fans react probably---it did.
Here is what's IMPORTANT I noticed:
MAKE SURE when YOU APPLY the thermal-paste not too OVER do it. JUST spread enough on the CPU die. Because I had opened my laptop once before to install 1GB of ram internally (since latop was open up I re-apply thermal paste) I put way too much thermal-paste and it excessively spreaded all over the CPU. I used a credit-card like thing to remove excess paste and made sure only to put teh paste on teh CPU-die itself.
The four spring-screw when you screw them do them Diagonally---meaning if you screwed the Top-Left side in first THEN do the one that is DIAGONALLY to it next (which would be the Bottm-Right side). DO that AND then when all are in then give each screw one or two more turns. It's similar to replacing car tires.
I really hope this will help somebody. Because I almost threw away this laptop; I am sooo glad I found this site (http://emachines.fizi.ca/guides.php?ID=4
) because I thought I was the oNLY one having this problem. Good Luck.
I had teh Flickering LCD problem as well BUT followed the guide from http://emachines.fizi.ca/guides.php?ID=4
and I was able to remedy it while I was fixing the annoying SHUT-DOWN problem. Thank you all for this thead.