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Laptop not booting up

I bought a HP ZT1260 laptop, guy told me all it needed was a battery hence the laptop not booting up, I bought another new battery, when pressing the power button it starts and you can hear the hard drive spin but shuts down after about 25-30 seconds, no screen display. looks like I got burned!

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Ok it's probably not the battery. Try taking the battery out and run it just by the cord, if it works, than return the battery and get a genuine HP one. If it is a genuine one,save it.If fails i'ts the power board or even worse, the motherboard. Now it could be a CPU overheat, look up on google "taking apart HP zT1260". and clean fan and mainboard. if that fails, it's the video card, again look and take apart and see if the graphics card is removable, if it is replace it, if not. You got ripped off and he was bluffing :( Trust me I'm a computer IT worker. Try returning it, if that fails, tell people that he shouldn't be a repuatable seller. Good Luck

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