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Blocked As I write before, after 10-15 min after I turn my computer on ,it gets blocked on what I'm working ,the mouse stop to work,the screen turns in black after few secconds and than the computer turn off by itself.I don't have any screensaver,I don't have saved anything in the computer,not even music or pictures.

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    where can I bring the laptop to be fixed in Scottsdale or Phoenix?

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If the period of time is about the same every time - I would suspect that this is a problem with overheating.

Maybe a Fan is faulty and not cooling the CPU. Once the CPU has reached a certain temperature it will shutdown.

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