I understand that but it is a 1.2mhz processor with 500gb hd 512ram I would have to upgrade ram but other than that it does everything I need it to do. Have reinstalled windows xp so it is a fresh install but still shuts screen off. Was thinking maybe removing the internal battery on the motherboard to see if doing that would help at all.
As I stated earlier - try unplugging your laptop battery and just plug your laptop directly into the wall see if it starts up that way.
I just mentioned what I said because it might be a lengthy and possibly futile attempt to revive your old computer.
Another thing you could do is - shoot some compressed air into the vents - but I don't really reccomend this as it might just move the dust and junk around instead of expelling it.
The best bet would be to take apart the laptop completely and clean out the insides.