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T20 black screen crash

My T20 suddenly "died", black screen, 1 diode shining. After a certain time, it can be started again, than is working cca 8min and than dies again. When started again immediately after this, it does not start or does the same after a short time. No beeping on start. Fan assembly looks OK, fan is shortly working on start. This is with W2K, but Linux live CD is the same. According to MobileMeter CPU temp is 39oC, HDD 41oC. Please any suggestion? THX a
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This could be a problem with the memory. Try removing the memory and starting & running one chip at a time in both slots one at a time. If it turns out that the memory and slots are good, then this will be a motherboard component. Componenet problems can be tricky to track down, even for veteran professionals, so I suggest taking it in for a professional diagnosis.

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