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Laptop goes on but after a while of using it, it goes back off and then it's harder to turn on

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If it is sort of random then it may well just be overheating. Get a can of compressed air used to clean computers. Put the nozzle on and spray it in every hole you can see without putting the nozzle itself inside the laptop.
Do this outside with glasses on.

laptops should never be used on soft surfaces eg carpet, beds, cushions, etc. Most newer laptops also have more cooling slots / openings. this leads to a fater build up of gunks inside.. Best option is to buy a GOOD 3 fan notebook cooler.

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Try to turn of the hybernation. Open control panel go to appearance and theme then display look for power setting then put hibernation to never, or all of it to never.

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Are there any error messages displayed on the screen before the Computer shutdown automatically?

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