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Compaq Presario C700 Randomly Shuts Down


At first it would get only to the user screen. When you clicked to log on, it would load and load and load but never go to desktop. No matter how long it sat loading (we waited two days before deciding it was pointless) we reverted it back to factory condition. Now it'll get to the desktop and you can start a program (say, notepad) but five minutes or so after it's been on, it'll just completely shut down. It's not the power-cord, as i've already experimented with buying a new one. However, i think there could possibly be a problem with the battery. Anyone know what's wrong/how to fix this issue?

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I have compaq presario c700 series laptop, model series is kb114pa, can u tell me how much ram can i extend. ?

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