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Inspiron 6000 powers off by itself

When working on my laptop at times it will power off and I try to turn it on again it boots up and then turns off again! PLEASE HELP

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It could be that your laptop is overheating. Most computers have a heat sensor that will shut down the system when it starts to get to hot. Next time it shuts down, check to see how hot the air coming out of the fans on the laptop is. If the problem is overheating, be sure that you always have it sitting on an area that allows the fans to push the hot air out of the laptop. If it still overheats, you may want to get a can of compressed air to clean out the fan itself.
Hope this helps.

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