Why Does My Acer Laptop Keep Shutting Itself Down?

by Kristina Werden

In this technological world, computer problems have become an issue most people have to deal with sooner or later. There are several common reasons why your Acer laptop may keep shutting down.


Age can cause a laptop battery to not charge fully. If the computer is not fully charged it can cause it to shut down prematurely if the laptop is not plugged into an outlet.

Excessive Heat

Excessive heat can cause a laptop to shut down. Contact Acer support to help follow the recommended corrective procedures. Acer laptops can overheat due to excessive heat produced by the battery, external air temperature or internal temperature that has been failed to be regulated by the fan.


If a piece of hardware is malfunctioning, this could trigger the computer to shut down. Acer support can help with complete diagnostics of the internal hardware problem.


Accidently uploading a virus can cause a major software issue and cause an Acer laptop to shut down unexpectedly.

Operating System

If your system is attempting to reboot, it may be a problem with Windows. If this is the case, a support technician may suggest restoring the system back to the original factory settings.

About the Author

Kristina Werden has been writing professionally since 2008. She has been published in California State University, Los Angeles’ academic historical journal “Perspectives” and online publications such as USA Today, eHow, Trails Travel, Livestong, Answerbag, and BetOnline.com. Werden currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles.

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