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Laptop is plugged in and I assume it's working since the plugged in light is lit. I go to hit the power button and it lights up, fan starts up, but boom, it turns straight off.

Do you think it could be a loose cable inside or the fan is to dirty or something?
    
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post #2 of 8
Maybe a faulty transformer?
Try removing your battery and only booting from the wall.
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post #3 of 8
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Nope, removed the battery, plugged it in and turned it on. Acts like its starting up but turns off right after.
    
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post #4 of 8
Use a multimeter to test the output of the wall charger. If that's good, then leave the laptop plugged in with the battery installed, but turned off, for about an hour or two. Try turning it on on battery power only.

What make/model laptop is it?
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post #5 of 8
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It's an hp dv6000 laptop. And the battery is almost dead I would assume since it barely holds a charge anymore and its 4+ years old or so.

I'll leave it plugged in for a bit and try it later. And I don't have a multimeter to test it.
    
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post #6 of 8
could be severe overheating. clean out the dust maybe? apply new TIM?
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post #7 of 8
Even without any heatsink at all, it shouldn't overheat for at least 20-30 seconds, so I doubt it's a heat issue. But going inside and giving everything a quick once-over is a good idea too. If you're not sure how to tear it down, here's a good link
http://www.insidemylaptop.com/take-a...dv6000-laptop/

I did some quick digging, and found out that the main complaint of these laptops is the battery. I can't help but wonder if it's a symptom of the real issue (your issue as well I believe).
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post #8 of 8
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I got some dust out of it and tried it again, still turning right off.
    
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