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Laptop shutdown while in use. Plugged in to power source but would not restart. When power button is pressed, laptop comes to life for 2 to 5 seconds and then goes dead again. What could cause this?

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If you let it sit unused for hours, would it work properly for a while? It sounds like it is overhaeting. So when it shutsdown and you try and turn it back on, it wont becuase it is too hot. But if you let it sit for a while it will turn on for longer because it has had time to cool down.

If this is the case then it's just overhaeting. Could be caused by a bad fan, or the fan could be clogged with dust. Try these steps to determine if it is overhaeting or not.

If it wont turn on again AT ALL ever, only 2 to 5 seconds no matter what, then you probably fried something. Try taking out one of your memory sticks.... and then Hard Drive. See if it works. Something on the motherboard could have fried if it still wont turn on.

Try taking out the battery for a few minutes, then jsut turn it on with the A/C only. Do some troubleshooting to determine what might be the problem.

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