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T20 Laptop will turn it self off

I am trying to install XP on my T20 laptop, after a few minutes after I turn it on it shuts down all by it self. It will do it with or without the battery in it. Any ideas on what this problem could be? Thank You for any help you may give me. Scot

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    I have the same problem. The screen turns off but the laptop is still getting power the green power button is lit..

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Scotty I have the same problem. did you ever solve it? I cant freaking install winxp because it will shut itself off.

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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Enter your BIOS setting and configure you laptop to boot from cd/dvd. save your settings, restart your laptop with the winxp cd in the cd/dvd drive. when "press any key to boot from cd" appears, press any key and you will be booted with the winxp cd now you can start installing winxp as per the online screen instructions.

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    M Karthikeyan Jan 10, 2008

    sorry shaggy242 i did not see your post, apologize

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Failing or clogged fan fan is a good possibility. Fans are cheap on ebay for those and easy to install (2 screws underneath the laptop to remove the keyboard and 3 for the fan assembly itself. I would pull the keyboard and check for dust then replace the fan if that doesnt help.

Dissasembly guide for t20-t23 is online here:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-4UYM3F.html

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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