So, I took my laptop apart because I had to get to the fan to dust it. I put everything back together and it turns on, and starts to boot into Windows but turns off. Any ideas?
Ram: Took out one of two sticks and ran mem check. Check came back fine, but still turning off when starting
Hard drive: Hard drive tests came back fine, and I tried to install a new hard drive with Windows 7, but the installation crashes when starting.
Network Card: Disconnected, still not working.
Update 1: I can fully boot into the OS sometimes, which is weird. Something must be triggering the shut downs. Does anyone think I agitated something that controls the heat sensor? I took a huge glob of dust out by the fan. But now I guess it seems to stay on for short periods of time. Trying to do some more tests to see if this is the problem.
Update 2: I left it laying in front of my air conditioner to install Windows 7 and it hasn't turned off yet. I'm almost certain it's a heat sensor telling the computer to turn off. Does anyone know how to tell or disable it?