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\015 Just in the last two weeks, my HP Compaq 2555US - about 3 years old, original battery - shuts down on its own; I've noticed that my battery won't hold much of a charge, therefore probably need a new one, but the laptop shuts down when I've got the battery in and connected to AC power. One tech thought that the laptop was perhaps overheating. Another ran a diagnostic test three times and found nothing, but suggested I get a new battery. I have no problem buying a new battery, but if there is something else more costly wrong, I'd just as soon save the $100+ battery cost. When I take the battery out and run straight off AC, no problems except just 45 minutes ago when it shut down on its own again. So, I waited awhile, propped the laptop up a little off the table to give it some space underneath, if overheating, and it started back up. The laptop has now been on for about 30 minutes and has not shut down yet. Any suggestions? I'm expecting it to shut down any minute now. It looks like there is a little fan blade on/in the bottom left side of the laptop but I don't know if I've ever seen/heard it run. Thanks for any help.\015

Answers :

It is possible that the battery is not charging at all and can't pass electricity to the board. But if its 3yo, its probably really dead.

Also, if you can see a fan not working at all, overheating is also possible.

It is also possible that there is a tiny foreign object capable of conducting electricity, such as human hair, that gets activated at the slightest movement of the laptop by shorting some pins on your board.

So I would suggest to observe more or clean the inside of your laptop if you know how to remove your keyboard.
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