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My laptop keeps shutting off

My Laptop shuts off within 1 minute of use, I checked forums and put thermal paste under the heat sink and it didn't change a thing, what can i do?

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On V2000 there is a thermal pad on the GPU. Did you replace the thermal pad also? This needs to be replaced every couple of years or every time you remove the heatsink. You shouldn't use same thermal pad again. You must replace it with an exactly same new thermal pad or with an aproprate gummy thermal paste that is specially designed for thermal pad replacement. Such paste is K5-PRO which you can see on youtube here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gD4ZBOp-bE
it is also avaliable on ebay here
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Is the cpu fan running? if its on, then goes off, there is a thermal problem. check for vent blockage. keep it on a hard surface with air vents clear.

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