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Charles A. Roberts
Charles A. Roberts, Computer Enthusiast
Category: Laptop
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Experience:  Laptop repair specialist
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What would cause a laptop to just turn on and off with a

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what would cause a laptop to just turn on and off with a bootup?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Laptop
Expert:  Wes replied 1 year ago.

Do you mean turn on then immediately turn off?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the dvd-rom would spin, then stop
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
then the on light would go off.
Expert:  Wes replied 1 year ago.

Well, there are a few possibilities. One would be the power adapter isn't working so the computer is trying to start on battery power. 2, the system is overheating. 3, the motherboard is damaged or failing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it does the same thing without the power adapter.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
where can i get a new motherboard?
Expert:  Wes replied 1 year ago.

How old is the laptop?