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Laptop wont start up

I press the on button and nothing happens for a few seconds and then it appears to begin powering up - fan starts, lights come on - but only for a few seconds then it shuts off. There is no beep.
After several times repeating the process it will generally just start up as if there was nothing wrong at all. I have tried switching from battery to a/c but have found no difference.

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I even put my computer outside the door in a cool place and the power went off. I noticed that it happened to me after upgrading the memory. I am wondering if that's the actual problem. I'll try again today after I take the new memory module out of the laptop to see if I can reproduce the issue.



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Re: laptop wont start up

Sounds to me as though the unit is forcing itself in to shutdown. Could be related to an overheating issue or an actual hardware failure, but if the unit is fine after a few attempts, I suspect airflow issues in the fan. Check to see if the air port are blocked, and if you have some compressed air, clean it out.

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