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Turns on for 4 seconds then turns off

Dell 6400 turns on for 4 seconds then turns off. it sounds like the cpu is gone. what do you think

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It certainly sounds like the processor is over heating, the bios will automatically shut down the pc to save it. the laptop will have to be taken apart so you can get to the processor.

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

  • jimnuggats Feb 04, 2010

    You could also try another battery in the laptop to see if it will boot properly.

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