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    Default The curse of playing live?

    So I have this gig where I play in a posh/chic restaurant, good money and even better food. But The past two times I was there my laptop has just TURNED OFF on me while playing, and I've never had this happen before. It doesn't jitter or anything before it happens, no warnings at all, just off. And when I go home to trouble shoot it and even play the same tracks it works fine, for hours on end.

    Just the curse of playing at an actual gig I guess, phucking murphy's law

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    had the same problem several times...found out my laptop was overheating because of to much heatsink paste...after i renewed the paste it worked perfect.
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    Yup could be an overheating problem

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    Could also be due to electric surges. I always use a surge protector with my equipment, just to be on the safe side. Quite cheap protection

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    Never had an over heating problem before so I don't think that's it. And why would it be play fine the rest of the night though? And there is a surge protector that I plug into, I was thinking that at first as well but nothing else turned off that was plugged into it.

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    If your computer works fine when you are at home, then the problem must be with the place where you play. Is it very hot in the restaurant? Get a program to monitor your cpu temp while you play.

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    It's warmer in my apartment than it is in the restaurant, but I'll look into getting an app to monitor the temp. Any decent ones for Macs?

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    Last edited by johan; 07-10-2009 at 10:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nephew View Post
    It's warmer in my apartment than it is in the restaurant, but I'll look into getting an app to monitor the temp. Any decent ones for Macs?

    here you go..
    http://www.islayer.com/apps/istatpro/

    really too late..
    haha, thats the problem, opening a tab, don't look at it for hours and than answering :-P

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    haha, I win?

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