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I have a Dell N5010(Inspriton 15R) laptop. The laptop will run for a while (10 mins) then cut out, I at first thought this was a overheating issue. This issue still happens even the the BIOS

I've tried the following
Replaced the thermal compound.
Cleaned the fan out
Tried running the machine with nothing connected (apart from the fan and power button)
Tried running the machine with nothing connecting while alternating the ram chips
Replaced the daughter board that has the power jack etc (Link)

The laptop was working before I left for a trip when I returned 6 days later it had developed this issue.

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Can you get to the health / monitor settings in your BIOS to see a CPU temp? –  Zero Stack Oct 9 '12 at 18:34
    
There dosent seem to be a health/monitor setting in the bios, I will check the CPU temps on windows, I've repleaced the thermal compound and cleaned the fan out, so i dont think its overheating –  aaa Oct 9 '12 at 19:03
    
Does it do it while the battery is removed (JUST on AC)? When it 'cuts out', what exactly happens? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Oct 9 '12 at 20:34
    
I've only tested it on AC, with the battery removed (My battery is broken), and the power just suddenly cuts... No prompt or warning... no shut down... just power gone instantly –  aaa Oct 10 '12 at 0:00

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