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My compaq laptop shuts down All power connected and battery shows good. It runs for 3-5 minutes and then shuts down.. Almost like overheating or something like that and something shuts it down.

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It sounds to me like it is indeed overheating. Make sure all the fans visible from the outside of the case are operating smoothly, and not making any awkward noises. You can take a flashlight to see these easier. With the laptop off, make sure you have any dust cleared out, you an buy an air can for about $5 almost anywhere that sells electronics. Another easy solution for anyone to do, is buy a cooling pad. It will increase the airflow to the computer, and keep most of the case's openings clear.

If you are still having problems, make sure you have any peripheral devices disconnected, as there may be something drawing too much power from the notebook.

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If the laptop shutdown maybe it cause overheating.
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