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Won't start up

I have recently begun having this problem where if I shut down my computer or put it in standby it won't turn back on. The three LED lights flash green and then it just goes back off. I've tried taking the battery out and putting it back in. Eventually (sometimes days later) it will turn on, but I can't seem to find the cause of this problem. I have already fixed the boot record and reinstalled the drivers. Any ideas??

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I had one do the same thing to me recently. Turned out to be the processor. However it could be one of the many small components on the motherbord that work with the processor. First try pulling the processor and blowing it off with some air and seating it back in. If that doesn't do it then try replacing the processor, I got mine off E-bay for $15 with shipping, that's cheap enough to rule out one more thing it's not.

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