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Possible overheating. my laptop keeps shutting down every 10-15mins.Can you help me please?

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When did this problem first occur?
What happened that may have contributed to the problem (add hardware/software, environment issue such as thunderstorm, etc.)?
What is the model identifier (model number)?
What trouble shooting steps have you already taken?

First thing I'd try is to buy a can of compressed air at a computer shop, Best Buy, etc. and blow out every nook and cranny of the laptop starting on the bottom and then the sides and save the keyboard and top for last.

I would bet you have a cooling fan clogged with lint and dust.

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