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Computer turns and boots up Windows goes on-line and after about 5 minutes, will turn offHave to wait till cool down to turn on...sometimes over night...Computer tech just says it's internal, buy another one...said it was the motherboard and not cost effective to replace, till I found one , then just said buy another one...??

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    Iftikhar Ali Sep 14, 2010

    does the computer shuts down after giving some messege?

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This could be a sign that your laptop is overheating. If you touch the laptop while it is running & you find it too hot, make sure that the fan is running properly & that the air ways are not blocked.
You can blow compressed air into the cooling vents of the fan. If you notice clouds of dust coming out, then it might be a good idea to disassemble the laptop, clean the fan & air ways, & reassemble it back. If the fan has failed & is no longer running, it might need to be replaced.

If none of this solves the problem, or is not the case, then you might have a bad motherboard.

Posted on Sep 18, 2010

  • thomassle296 Sep 21, 2010

    I build custom cars and motorcycles ....but always use a manual....no where on the net have I run across a manual for this laptop...as this is my only laptop, do not want to do a show and tell.....not into just pulling all the screws and popping the cases apart... !!

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