auto-shutdown of DELL XPS laptop

  san3536 18:17 30 Jul 10

my dell xps laptop is being shutdown automatically. It does not start when i switch on immediately,it takes some usually 1 hr to start. I even checked if there is over heating but there is none. It happend over a year back, but now again it started to hound.
so please tell what exactly is the problem ?? and what is the solution??

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:27 30 Jul 10

It sounds like overheating - how did you check?

  san3536 19:28 30 Jul 10

yeah heating i just checked by hand i mean in layman terms.... jst i removed cap and cleaned the fan and sink but i found still the fan is not running ... y is that so ?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:00 30 Jul 10

If then fan doesn't run it will overheat quickly and shutdown.

Check fan connections, change fan if it will not work.

  AL47 09:22 31 Jul 10

What model?

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