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Keeping the power on

My laptop suddenly started shutting itself off when i was in the middle of using it, or it won't turn on in general. i have tried other power outlets thinking it might have been something with that, but no matter what i do, it doesn't seem to matter. can you please help me?!

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Firstly, check that your laptop receives status lights. Are they on? Is your battery status lights on?

If those check out, then....most important....how long do you usually keep your laptop on and working? Is it in a cool, normal, or hot climate? Do you hear a loud noise when turned on? Where do you place your laptop when you are using it?

If those questions point to long hours, hot climate, and loud noises that usually aren't there, then you may have overheated your laptop....

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I have seen that problem before, but on a desktop. I guess you have tried all the connectors available in your house. Hmmm! It think, not sure, but pretty sure, it is the motherboard the problem.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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