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START when i switch on the fan comes on for about 4 seconds then computer shuts down

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Check your ram and power supply

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Try this
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if it fails to start
unplug plug the power cord and remove the battery and hold the power button for 45 seconds and
remove the memory and any usb devices that may be plugged in,then start it,

If it starts

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