Now, it only runs for about 10-20 mins then shuts off, but power light stays on--also, the battery shows 2% and "charging", but it never charges, it's always 2%. Several techs have looked at it, and i've talked to others, and no one has a clue. I tried an under-laptop cooler fan and even blew a room-sized fan on it--it still shut off. However, when I took out 1 memory chip (it has 2 256's), it ran all day. But eventually it shut down, and no matter what I do with the memory chips it still shuts down in 10-20 mins! Doesn't sound like HDD or memory, really. Could the mobo be damaged somehow? Or maybe it has a faulty solder on the mobo? I just don't know if it's worth fixing or even paying $75 to diagnose. Thanks for any help.
Presario 1510US, P4, 2.2gh, 512ram, 60g HDD, CDRW/DVD, 15" monitor.