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Turn on, turns it self off, even though the battery has been removed, and just running from the mains. I am not wanting to spend loads

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    OK, for specific advice, we need details.


    Brand and Model of the system?
    What version of Windows?
    When turned on, do you see anything on the screen, or just a Flashing Cursor?
    how long from power on till turns off? a couple seconds? a couple Minutes? Hours?
    If it turns off Fast, are there any LED indications that flash (The LOCK LIGHT LEDS are often used to display error codes?

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Sounds like its getting hot and machine is set to auto restart when turns off unexpectidly remove the auto restart setting and see what happens make sure all fan ports are clean and not blocked in any way

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Check if extreme heat emits on the laptop keyboard area, if heat is present then replace the heatsink fan.
If no heat issues. Check how many RAMs you have, remove 1 RAM first and check if you can or system works fine running on 1 RAM only.
If still shutsdown then test RAMs one at a time on each slot.

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