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Laptop Toshiba A60 - Heats Up, goes off after running 20 minute

Battery shows fully charged at 3%. Laptop runs very slow. It does`t take more graphics and switches off after a minute or two.running them. It heats up very fast at room temperature but keeps running for much longer if run under a fast ceiling fan of table fan.

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Replace the battery . battery has its own life time and after that it needs to be replaced . so do it.

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