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My dell inspiron 1000 powers up for a short time then shuts down. Even when windows starts up it shuts down.How do I fix this problem.

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Hi dabrow72

Sounds like an overheating issue but there are other possible causes. Make sure the fans are free from dust and debris. A can of compressed air usually does the trick but sometimes opening the laptop to manually clear the fans is required. Laptops/computers cut off by default if the cpu becomes too hot. If your fans are not spinning then it's surprising how quickly this happens. A sure sign of it being clogged fans would be having to wait a short period before the power will turn back on. You may well notice a strange noise from the fan as it trys to spin or maybe it won't be turning at all.

Does this help?

Posted on May 08, 2010


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