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Laptop shuts off, and wont turn back on.

Ok here's whats going on. I'm working with an HP nc8000. My computer a couple weeks ago decided to just start shutting off on me. The thing is, just the screen goes blank and I can hear the fan and the hd still engaged. I will have to manually turn it off, and if I would try to turn it back on right away instead of the charging light being green like usual, it would be orange and wait a couple seconds and just turn back off again, this time shutting everything off.

This happens regardless of ac power or only battery power.

I know its not a hd problem because I put a spare hd in it and it does the same thing.

I'm thinking it is probably a heat issue whether it be the fan clogged or needing a new heat sink, something along those lines.

If I let it go for about a day and turn it back on it will boot up to windows (XP Pro sv. pack 2) with nothing lost, and i can do what I want for about 5 minutes and then it starts all over, shut off the screen, hd and fan seem to still be running and I have to manually shut it off again.

If theres anyway you can help me, I need this laptop to work, and that would be great.

Thanks,

Jon

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When power off, push compressed air through vent.
If you can reach fan and remove dirt,
Insist on compressed air to clean every vent.
Install temp monitor to check if CPU is getting hot.

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