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I have a refurbished, Acer Aspire One (Wireless Acer Aspire One Atom Mini Laptop 8.9 NEW WIFI). The following are other specifications: OS: Windows XP Home Processor Speed: 1.6 GHz RAM: 1 GB Hard Drive Capacity: 120 GB When I turn it on, it turns itself off within 10-15 seconds of startup. This happens regardless of whether I have the battery attached and whether or not it is plugged in. I did allow the battery to charge for several hours before making another attempt to start up


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Try starting Windows in Safe Mode (keep tapping the F8 key as soon as the computer comes on, until you get to the menu to start Safe Mode)... if you still can't boot, then I would suggest it's a processor cooling fan, or badly seated processor cooling heatsink, and the computer is shutting down to protect it. Without cooling protection, the processor will overheat very quickly.
Most likely you experience a laptop overheating problem and it would be fixed by cleaning the cooling module – the heat sink and the fan. The notebook processor produces a lot of heat when the notebook is turned on. The cooling module helps to keep the CPU cool when the laptop is working. The cooling module includes two parts: the heat sink and the cooling fan. The heat sink is attached to the CPU and helps to conduct the heat from the processor to the radiator. The cooling fan blows on the radiator and helps to disperse the heat produced by the CPU. The laptop will overheat if the heat sink radiator is clogged with lint and dust or if the cooling fan stopped spinning.
If your laptop shuts down after some time without any reason and warning, check if the cooling fan spins. Usually it makes some noise and you can hear it. If the fan works fine, then check if the heatsink is clogged. In some cases you can clean the heat sink with compressed air, just blow inside the fan openings on the laptop bottom. If the heatsink is completely clogged, then it is necessary to remove the heatsink for cleaning.
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