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Laptop shuts down prox 1 minute into startup.

I accepted the other guys solution on accident. I will do what you suggested & get back to you.

I get to the desktop, the icons show up & then it shuts down. I have read other posts & have checked the fan, I took it completely apart to check if the heatsink was wasn't, and I have taken the battery out & it does the same thing, (although I do need a new battery). Now I'm at a loss.
Any suggestions?
Comment by jacksjj, posted on Apr 04, 2008 My dog chewed my AC adapter cord & I started using a universal one. I have been using it for a few days with no problems. I have to say that it isn't a "perfect fit" like the one from the manufacturer. Comment by jacksjj, posted on Apr 04, 2008 Safe mode doesn't change anything and the computer doesn't stay on long enough to start System Restore Comment by jacksjj, posted on Apr 04, 2008 I know you told me, that's why I responded to you. Thanks. Comment by jacksjj, posted on Apr 04, 2008 I too was thinking it was a heating problem, but fan is running, fan & heatsink are clean, and after 4 hours of being turned off & completely cool, I still had the same issue. Comment by jacksjj, posted on Apr 04, 2008 I'm not trying to disagree with you. I am just wondering if the battery was the problem, why does it do the same thing when the battery is out of the machine? I am asking because I am assuming you know more about this kind of thing than I do. Comment by jacksjj, posted on Apr 04, 2008 Thanks for the explanation. I will see what happens with the new battery and/or adaptor & rate I'll rate your solution. :)

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