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Have I completely destroyed my laptop?


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#1 CrimsonSpider

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 06:30 PM

Hello all,

 

My first post in a little while! I basically have a Samsung NP350V5C-A06UK and the screen broke a while ago which was a huge pain. I then bought a new screen which I had successfully replaced and was working. I was then finishing up and clipping the plastic casing back, (the one around the monitor). The corners clipped back totally fine and so did the top. As I tried to clip the bottom-middle one back into place, I put a little too much pressure onto the wire behind it. All of a sudden, the laptop switched off and white smoke started billowing out of the machine. After that, my machine would not switch on, and has not done so since.

 

So, my question is:

 

1. Do I replace the wire behind the monitor?

 

2. Have I damaged the entire machine?

 

3. Should I throw this thing away?

 

Thank you!


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 07:00 PM

It's probably worth your while taking it apart for a visual examination to see if you can identify where this smoke originated. It may well have been the cable that you over-compressed, but that by itself would not have generated smoke. This suggests that you short circuited something and drew fairly high currents through part of the motherboard.

 

If it appears that only the cable is damaged and it is (1) fairly easy to replace and (2) fairly cheap, then it is worth replacing the cable to see what happens, and check any fuses you come across as well. After all, it may work perfectly - but you may have to prepare yourself for a trip to your local disposal site. You nave nothing to lose by having a look.

 

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 12:20 AM

The perils of working with a PC that 1. Has the power turned on 2. The battery plugged in or 3. Both. Sometimes you just must, I understand that.

 

If after doing everything Chris Cosgrove said the pc seems to be booting but the screen is not working, You could try plugging in an external monitor into it, If you can. Then if it boots that way and everything is ok, If not?


Edited by NickAu1, 22 June 2014 - 12:25 AM.





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