My googles tell me that most likely it's overheating and/or has dust all over its innards. The fan doesn't seem to be working overly hard when it goes, so I'm wondering if it's something more mysterious and malignant. Any advice out there?
What to do?
Just buy a new one and hope to transfer the data before the old one dies completely
Don't be such a baby. Get your screwdriver and hoover the insides of the damn thing. It'll be fine.
I have no opinion, but radio buttons attract me like catnip.
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