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Hi I have a Dell Studio 17/1745 Laptop and today while I was using it, it shut off right in the middle of my work. Now the computer won't turn on. It acts like it's going to but shuts right back down. HELP!!! I live on my laptop and now I'm having to use my desktop.

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  • Daniel Wakefield
    Daniel Wakefield Apr 15, 2011

    How far into the start up process does it get? What operating system are you using? Do you see any messages before it shuts down?

  • leeann82966 Apr 16, 2011

    There are no messages before it shuts down. I was in the middle of something and it just shut down. One time it just rebooted itself. Now when I try to turn it back on all it does is this:

    It will light up the top portion of the keyboard and nothing will come on the screen and then it just goes back off. I use Windows XP. I'm not sure what to say on what operting systen I'm using. My husband may know but I will have to ask him later.



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Check processor fan

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    How do you check the processor fan?



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