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I have a Panasonic Toughbook CF-51. It fell off

I have a Panasonic Toughbook CF-51. It fell off the couch & now it begins to boot up and within 30 seconds shuts down. I've been told it needs an inverter board, but can't find one anywhere online. Anyone familiar with this issue? Thanks for any help. Sue, FL

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I repair laptop every day and i have never seen and inverter board shut down the less it was total shorted. it sounds more like the fall my have damaged the hard drive. if a the drive wont spin it will cause the laptop to power down cause the little motor will over heat in a matter of seconds.if the laptop was on when it fell then its more than lickly the drive.

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