Laptop runs for a few seconds then turns off

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aquawave Posts 2 Registration date Monday March 8, 2010 Status Member Last seen March 10, 2010 - Mar 8, 2010 at 09:49 PM
 dave - May 31, 2010 at 11:47 AM
Hello,

The laptop that i have turns on for a few seconds then turns off. When i press the power button, you can hear the fans running and everything trying to warm-up for 5 seconds with a black empty (the back-lights aren't on), and then afterward it just turns off completely. I just want to get this one laptop working. could there be something wrong screen because the backlights aren't on, a harddrive problem because it wont boot, or is it a bios problem? Please help

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closeup22 Posts 8923 Registration date Friday May 15, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 7, 2010 2,099
Mar 9, 2010 at 02:12 AM
Hi there,

Its an overheating issue,you will have to clean the heatsink of the laptop and use a usb cooler pad,more information on link below from Faq:

http://ccm.net/faq/4281-dell-inspiron-1525-overheating-and-shutting-down
https://ccm.net/faq/6492-how-to-fix-your-dv6000-dv9000-dv2000-overheating-issues

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aquawave Posts 2 Registration date Monday March 8, 2010 Status Member Last seen March 10, 2010
Mar 10, 2010 at 06:23 PM
thanks a bunch closeup!
is this always the symptom of overheat? like dead screen and continual turnning off of the laptop by itself after a few seconds? so after we fix it both the screen and the computer will run correct?
It can be a couple different things, you could have a bad battery, or it could be an overheating issue. Usually with overheating it takes more than a few seconds though unless your fan has died completely. Even if it died completely it should last at least a minute or two. Try running it in the freezer or at least under a fan to see if it lasts any longer. If it doesnt I'd guess you need a new battery.