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Random Restarting Issue with Sony Vaio VGC-RB30

This computer belongs to one of my friends. It has a really weird and random restarting issue. Can't figure out how to stop it from completely restarting by itself.

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Send it in to check the fan inside if not cooled it could shut down and start back up when cooled

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SOURCE: Installing random access memory in a Sony Vaio VGC-RB30 computer

Ram is installed on the bottom of the laptop. there should be a small compartment about the size as the RAM sticks. Make sure you get laptop ram as desktop ram wont fit. From there you just push on the fins of the ram to pop them up slide one out replace and push back down to lock again.

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