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Laptop shuts off after booting up

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Its and IBM T40. It always shuts off within a couple minutes after booting. I tried reinstalling windows but that didnt help. If you leave it running without booting into any OS it will stay on. What could be wrong with it?
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If you leave it running without booting into any OS

I wonder how is it done....
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I know very little about computers.But, when my laptop (HP) shut off on me. I searched everywhere for the answer. Most answers said to reset the memory. This did not work on mine but I read that it does work. To reset you shut off your laptop. unplug it and then remove the memory. This is very simple. Then put the memory back in. That should fix it from what I have been told. I know taking out the memory sounds scary but it very simple.

When I contacted HP about it this was their response.

1. Remove the battery and try to use on AC power alone.


2. If possible, try to use a different AC adaptor.

3. And also check with only the battery without the ac adaptor

4. Release flea power -

i) Press & hold power button until notebook shuts down.
ii) Remove the AC adapter.
iii) Make sure that the battery has been removed as well.
iv) Press & hold power button for 30 Seconds.
v) Reconnect AC adapter.
vi) Try to restart the notebook.

4. Reseat memory modules


5. Reseat hard drive

I hope this works.
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