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Dell PP07L shuts down right away


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Chronic1553

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Hello, I have a Dell PP70L and the computer is shutting down about 5-10 seconds after its turned on. Nothing comes up on the screen either. I have taken it apart and cleaned it out.

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phillpower2

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Hi Chronic1553
Can you at any time hear the CPU fan working?
http://support.dell....mal.htm#1084976
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Yes it is running, I also have noticed that the caps lock indicator light flashes.
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Have you tried running with only the battery fitted or the battery removed and only the AC adapter connected?
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Yea I have tried that, same thing. The only thing that seems to change anything is if I boot it with out the ram sticks in it, the caps lock indicator does not flash.
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Try connecting the laptop to an external screen to see if you at any time you get a display of any kind.
What you describe happening is a common symptom of overheating which can be caused by a bad CPU fan, poor TIM application, dust and a bad power supply.
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