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#1 flashh4

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 10:15 AM

Howdy, one of my computers while just sitting idle yesterday started to smell as tho it was burning, but no smoke. So i turned it off and unplugged it. Before i turned it off there was green & white small lines running horizonial on the monitor. Any idea on this, my guess is the hard drive but i am no computer repair tech ??? Would it be safe to plug this back in to see what caused this ? Open for suggestions ??

 

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 11:01 PM

Before I plugged in in again I would open the case and see if I could identify the source of the smell. It could be a graphics card, if one is installed. If not then it might be the graphics portion of the motherboard. Use a flash light so that you can see clearly all of the nooks and crannies as well as the big pieces. Discoloration and or bulging caps will be clues.

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 05:10 PM

Thanks Paraclete for your reply ! That was the 1st thing i did was to pull it apart and see if there was any black around or near any parts. There was nothing that would lead me to pin point a defective part. I'm don't have any extra parts that i could try so i'm just gonna call it a "shot computer" !!

 

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 05:20 PM

Chuck,

Shooting a computer for what might be a minor problem could be the expensive way to fix it. Did you check if the small came from the power supply? They get 'nasty' when they cook components, and no black shows. If that is the cause then I'm thinking that a power supply is cheaper than a new system. HOWEVER, if this gives you the excuse to get a new system - take it! The technology upgrade will make things easier. Be sure you get the operating system you want. W8.1 is still getting the kinks out.

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 11:55 PM

Thanks again Paraclete (Dick) it was my wifes computer with W7 on it, she only uses it to play Royal Story on Facebook ! I already had to purchase hera new one, so she happy there. I have W 8.1 on mine & never had a problem with it. So i will play withe the brken one come spring , it's to cold in Wyoming to hook it up in my garage,wife say no to trying in our house ! LOL  Thanks for help !

 

 

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 01:21 PM

Understand cold, under stand no, we'll see you in the Spring

Til then

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