First of all
I greatly appreciate the speed of your reply and the depth you provided in your post. You must've spent a good deal of time in getting all those links.
I wanted to be brief in my previous post, but I'll do a bit more explaining. It's the HP DV6-1247cl
I have already managed to completely disassemble the laptop. I've used an air duster to blow out any possible lint or dust in the fan, and the rest of the motherboard. I've tried turning on the laptop with as few components as possible. I've tried running linux live off a usb (in case it was a windows issue) , and even ran some cpu and memory testers. I've also updated the bios (hoping it wouldn't shut off in middle of updating, which thank g-d it didn't).
In all cases the laptop at some point or another would suddenly shut off with no warning, no BSOD or anything. In the event viewer logs all I see is an error that this computer has had an unexpected shutdown.
Lastly, what I would really like to know, which I think may be the key, is why can't I turn it it back on right after it shuts off? Why is the only way to get it back on is by removing the battery and power, waiting like 30 seconds then reinserting power?
In other words, what issue would cause the above (in the last paragraph) to happen? Is it maybe a CPU thing that if there's an error it wouldn't let you restart? or RAM?
Thanks for your reply, and please let me know if you can advise me further.
Edited by DaveGo, 23 May 2011 - 11:03 PM.