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Switch off i have an ibm A20 that starts up fine but every few mins it will switch off instantly the fan works but i cant work it out help Please by the way its on windows office 2000

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Re: switch off

One possible solution that I have used. It sounds funny, but remove the battery and start it up using the electricity only. See if that lets it run. I have done that a couple of times with mine and it works.

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Re: switch off

The fan would have been my first suspect, the only thing I can think of is your BIOS may need to be upgraded, have you checked with IBM?

Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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