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Booting problem I have had my computer for about 8 months and a couple of days I go I went to start it and it will boot up and I can log on, but soon after it will quickly shut itself down. It seems as though it will work for about a minute to a minute and a half before it shuts down. When it does shut down you can hear a little click and then it just shuts off. Any suggestions?

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Re: booting problem

Boot into BIOS and see if it stays on for any ammt of time.. Then try Safe Mode.. (Loads Minimal drivers here).. Also get a can of compressed air and blow the Fan assy Radiators out. These are also Known for DC Jack failure and utilize the same trash Singatron Component HP recently settled out on as far as Class action Litigation. If the DC Jack is the issue pull the battery, Boot into BIOS and wiggle the cord to see if the unit pops off.. If you need more help just yell.

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Re: booting problem

Overheats try add new thermal paste to cpu cooler never use it on a bed always hard serfece or it will kill the motherbord to hot blow it out well

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