Laptop started smoking and now no response

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Laptop started smoking and now no response

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that has been working fine for me for over a year. Today a small amount of smoke came out the side of my laptop where the fan is. I shut the laptop down right away and when I tried to turn it back on later there was no response. What kind of problem could cause this?

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Re: Laptop started smoking and now no response

  1. Burnt out cpu.
  2. Burnt out motheboard.
  3. Burnt out memory.
  4. Shorted battery.
  5. any number of other shorts. 

Time to either purchase a new system or take it to a repair center to find out how bad it is.  My educated guess is it's fairly substantial and probably not worth the cost of the repair.  The only way to know for sure is open it up and check it out visually.


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