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My father's Toshiba laptop (Satellite L500 -OOW) will shut down very quickly after startup without warning. There doesn't seem to be any link to what's happening: it will shut down during boot-up, when loading into windows, even sometimes almost immediately after pressing the power button. There doesn't seem to be a specific time at which it will shut down. It can rarely get to fully boot up windows, but it just shuts down in the same way at some random time.
When it shuts down, as I said, there's no warning: the screen goes black and all the lights turn off immediately, and you can hear a click coming from inside the laptop.
I thought it might be an overheating problem, but you can hear the fan running when the computer's on.
It's not the first time this happens. The laptop had the same problem this summer, but after a virus scan, it was magically fixed. So there's a chance this might be the problem.
Bastard is just two months out of warranty also, just our luck!
Can you help? Do you know what might have caused this?