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I am a carbon based life-form that sustains itself through the oxidation and chemical decomposition of pieces of other carbon based life-forms. I enjoy bi- and quad-wheeled internal combustion powered vehicles, coordinating the activities of complex binary computational devices, and the translation of pictorial objects and/or alpha-numeric characters into an internal representation of another life-form's narrative ideas. Oh, and Mt. Dew.


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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Embed an Excel document into a worksheet in another Excel document
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revised Embed an Excel document into a worksheet in another Excel document
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comment Laptop turns off immediately after power on
I mentioned heat because I had a desktop with similar symptoms after the heatsink came loose. Did not take long to shut down after a boot (no time to generate system heat, just processor). If you're comfortable opening it up, and have thermal paste available, you could see if a similar situation happened here. You could also just run some stress tests like MemTest86, Prime95, or PassMark Performance Test to see if anything makes it crash again.
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comment Laptop turns off immediately after power on
If the problem is being caused by a heat-related issue, then leaving it off for a while would allow it to boot further the next attempt. You might try a Linux USB boot disk to see if it's the Windows installation/hard drive or some other hardware component that keeps failing.
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comment How to import Dates from Excel into Access with text in some cells?
Make a column adjacent to the one in question and copy a formula like this throughout it: =IF(ISTEXT(A1),"",A1) (this assumes column A is the one you want to import). The new column will contain only the dates and you can import from there without fear of including the text or spending hours removing it.
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