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Computer Shut off after 20 to 30 seconds

Thought it was the battery, so replace with a new battery and still have the problem. 1) Power the computer on 2) Booted and went to start up screen 3) While loading at start up shut of after 20-30 seconds.

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Have you reloaded the HDD. If not backup your data and put the OS or orignal factory load. Corruption in the system file or bad HDD.

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Power drain would be a better solution in this case.
1.first shut down the comp
2.unplug the charger
3. remove the battery
and after press and hold the power button for 60 seconds without any charger and the battery.After the 60 seconds replug the battery and the charger and turn the computer

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