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Lenovo Y510p - Charger not working/burning smell

Q: Lenovo Y510p - Charger not working/burning smell

Hey guys,Recently I woke up to a nightmare of a laptop issue. Laptops battery was dead and charger wasn't working. Once more, If I plugged in the charger, it would make this odd pulsing noise.Upon further investigation, I could smell something burning coming from the laptop. The adaptor isn't what's wrong from my belief as I ordered a new one and it made the same noise as the first. Does anyone have any ideas what might be wrong with it?Edit: The laptop is a year and half old.

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A: Lenovo Y510p - Charger not working/burning smell

It blown inside and maybe blowing the power supplies if it has not output either now.





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Will the laptop charge and work like normal if I use the 120w charger instead of a 170w one?  Or do I need the 170w charger whether I want to game or not? I dont want to remove my SLI card. 

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battery on ac adaptor on whats the problem and yesterday i smell plastic burning in my laptop near by vent i open it and check but no birning cooper or something i guest its ac adaptor could you help me verify my problem i jave full video on the problem 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dC-fs1XSMY
 
 
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I am extremely disappointed at Lenovo's manufacturing quality and its customer service. This is my first Lenovo laptop I ever bought, and it may be the last depending on a satisfactory resolution to my problem.On 01/31/2017, I reported that a Lenovo Flex3 exhibited a burning smell accompany by periodic electrical sparks I saw from the back of the computer while charging the battery. I immediately pull the plug out of the computer, but the problem persisted for another 2 hours until the battery was apparently completely discharged. For fear of fire, I took the computer to work afraid of losing my home to electrical fire (I could no longer trust that computer).More disappointing were the false promises I received from customer service saying that my case will be escalated, and I should receive a call within 3 days for further instructions. Three business days passed without any response from Lenovo, which I found unprofessional considering the gravity of the situation.On the fourth day I called customer services again, and I heard the exactly same story that my case has been escalated, and that I should receive a phone call within 24 hours (broken record). I have seen other complains in this forum concerning bad services that took up to four months for a satisfactory resolution. I sincerely hope that my case does not take that much time; otherwise, I will present a complaint to the Better Business Bureau.I will give an update on the customer service performance as soon as I hav... Read more

A:Burning smell and electrical sparks on Lenovo Flex3: poor quality control.

That sounds extremely dangerous, and if Lenovo support continues to not take this matter seriously, you should probably report the issue to the US Consumer Products Safety Commision before someone gets hurt.

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I have a LaCie 500gb external harddrive that I use to back up my laptop and store large files. It has its own power supply and connects to my computer by USB. The other day I plugged it into the power supply and noticed it wouldnt turn on and there was an electrical burning smell coming from the plug on the harddrive. Is it possible that it is just the plug damaged and my data is still ok? Can I remove the data from the harddrive somehow? Would it be worth trying to get someone to repair it or should I just buy a new one?

I don't know alot about this sort of thing and any help is greatly appreciated!
Thanks
 

A:External harddrive not working, burning smell, can I retrive my data or repair it?

Yes Ur Harddisk Is Damaged Nothing will be retrive from It
 

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Hi! I have 4 years old Lenovo Yoga Ideapad 13.  The problems started couple weeks ago, when the computer wouldn't run or start up without being plugged in. I followed some other people's advice and got a new battery. It seemed to fix to problem for while. Now few weeks after the same problem stands with the new battery. It won't start or run, but when plugged in it says the battery is 100% and charging.   I tried checking if the charger isn't working, but it charges all fine on my other Yoga, which has the same charger model. So please note that this isn't the common problem that is seen here on the forums, that the battery doesnt charge. I'm pretty frustrated, as this problem persists even though I changed the battery. Anyone have ideas? I figured it could have something to do with the battery wire connecting battery to the motherboard, but there doesn't seem to be any defects or loose wires.  However, I tried taking off the battery connection wire when plugged in, and then I get the message "No battery detected" instead of the regular "100% Fully charged". Any help is appreciated. 

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My Lenovo Y510p isnt working, Im on my phone but ill show a video of whats happenning: https://youtu.be/d1nhfJ3PUZ0So my laptop will only turn on for a few seconds before shutting back off and then trying tobshut back off. I cant go into bios, it still crashes after a few seconds. Also a weird thing is itll be stuck in that restarting loop until i plug my charger in and then it just wont turn on at all? It first happened a few months ago but i took it to the shop and they said i was working just fine. Worked for another month, and then did it again, and then it lasted yet another month now doing thia again. The same thing every time. I had it worling yesterday, somehow it just started spontaneously working, and then after shutting it off today it started to loop again. I dont know whats wrong with it??

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My Lenovo Y510p isnt working, Im on my phone but ill show a video of whats happenning: https://youtu.be/d1nhfJ3PUZ0So my laptop will only turn on for a few seconds before shutting back off and then trying tobshut back off. I cant go into bios, it still crashes after a few seconds. Also a weird thing is itll be stuck in that restarting loop until i plug my charger in and then it just wont turn on at all? It first happened a few months ago but i took it to the shop and they said i was working just fine. Worked for another month, and then did it again, and then it lasted yet another month now doing thia again. The same thing every time. I had it worling yesterday, somehow it just started spontaneously working, and then after shutting it off today it started to loop again. I dont know whats wrong with it??

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Hi all, I just fixed my y510p from video artifacts due to a loose video cable connection, but when I put everything back together, my trackpad no longer works, and in device manager, I had an unknown device listed that was not there before. Anyone else had this problem, or have any ideas on how to fix it? I thought it may have been a cable that came loose when I was taking the computer apart, but I checked the connections to the trackpad and they're all good. Still not working though. Thanks in advance!

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Hello!The story begins 1 year ago, when I decided that I don't want my Windows OS and I want Linux. So I tried to install Ubuntu and installed it on its own, so no Windows anymore on my HDD. After that point my USB 3.0 and HDMI ports didn't work. I've tried everything on my Linux distribution(Arch Linux) and nothing works, dmesg -w doesn't even react in any way when I connect anything to any of the ports. I installed recently Windows 10 and the ports still don't work.In both Linux and Windows can't be the drivers fault, nor loading different modules in Linux.Does someone, who really understands Lenovo hardware know something of this? I've already given up, so I just want to understand what I broke during the installation of Linux. Thanks in advance! 

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Can anyone please provide me detailed instructions on how/what partitions to delete and make and just overall get this to work pls ?l ol


























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SO ever since last week ive been getting random blue lines when i startup. I check Devicemanager and there it is. it shows my nVidia GeForce 755m with a yellow triangle with an exclamation. Clicking properties would show "windows has stopped this device code 43". I look on the forums and find some solutions that tell me to uninstall my card and i did.  still nothing. still blue lines on my screen. I've pretty much given up at this point and im submitting to the forums. My Ultrabay card just wouldn't work. Now ive resorted to unplugging it and just using the intel integrated graphics card. 

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For about a year and a half I have been running a Radeon 5870 on my machine, but about a month ago I switched it out for a GTX 580. The very first time the new card was under load, I began to smell what I thought at the time was 'burnt dust,' as the GTX runs pretty hot under load. The smell was a bit annoying, and even abrasive enough to give me a scratchy throat during a prolonged gaming session (thought it was in my head). Fast forward about a month, and the smell has only gotten worse. I've since cleaned out my case, but that didn't help. The GPU does run hot, and the smell seemed to be originating from it, so I put my Radeon back in to check and see if that would solve the problem. It didn't; the smell persisted. Sniffing around my machine, the smell seems to be coming from my PSU, which made sense as the GTX requires a bit more power than the Radeon, but I was under the impression that if a PSU was burning out or failing, my PC wouldn't run, and it was running just fine.

Basically I want to know if I should replace the PSU. It's an 800 Watt ATX PSU by Cyberpower (I didn't think they made their own components). Could that be the source of the smell, or should I try something else first? At +12V, it says it runs 50A, which should be enough to run the GTX just fine. Any suggestions?
 

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Hi Guys am starting to smell somthing like burning rubber not realy sure if its rubber when i on the pc there is no smell what so ever but when i run MW3 at full Graphics the smell starts so what is this smell ? is it the video card ?

A:Burning Smell

The chances are that one of the fans is burning up at high RPM. It could be the video card, heatsink, case, or even the power supply fan in that order. Isn't the smell more of an electricity related smell?

The chances of you getting burned in MW3 is discounted

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Burning Smell

I am running a HP a600n, Win XP Home, 512 MB Ram, AMD 2700.

Today I started to smell something that resembles buring plastic. I could smell it coming out of the back of my PC and the power cord was somewhat hot to the touch. Not too hot to touch just hotter than I thought it should be. Anyway I opened up my PC and my video card is pretty hot. It is an old card, nvida 64mb, that I have been running for about a year, after being retired for several years. Are video cards usually hot to the touch? I thought it might be my power supply but that does have an overbearing smell and it is not hot to the touch. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Am I hurting my PC by running it and is my video card the possible culprit? Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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hi, recently i hooked up my new 42" hdtv to my pc via hdmi cable. about 2 days after i smelled a burning smell coming from my pc.i cant exactly tell where its coming from. i would suspect the power supply or video card. i shut my pc off for a day and then started it up again. still smelled the burning smell but not as bad. did the tv make my video card use too much power or overheat it? any ideas? specs

windows7 homepremium 64bit
ultra lsp 650w p/s
xfx radeon 5750 hd 1 gb ddr3
4gb corsair ddr3 memory
 

A:burning smell from pc

Most likely coincidence.
 

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I noticed a faint burning smell in my PC so I checked the temperature and it read 50C not under load. So i decided to install my Asus Probe and I keep getting this flashing and beeping sound warning me that +12V out of threshold It's at 13,696V how do I get it down to normal???
 

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I smelt someting burning from the system case. While pc was on, the fan from the power supply was not turning. It is an antec power supply. The pc runs good, no sound or anything else. the power supply is new, so it's not dirty. Why is this?
 

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Hey everyone am using a HP Pavilion DV7 I usually have it on all the time and never had any problems with it before till earlier today. Its started to smell like it was burning but the laptop its self was not hot or overheating at all. Not sure what to do, the fan is working and I leave a lot of room around it to get some air. Can someone please help me out and tell me what i should do to fix this.

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Hi,Are you certain the smell is coming from the laptop? It could be the ac power adapter if that was plugged in. regards,erico

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I have an HP Media Center m7480. I use it for my music, TV, and Movie entertainment. It has been great until about a week ago. There is now a electrical "hot" smell coming from the unit located at the top rear of the machine (main power cord plugs into it as well). The system still works, it just smells hot now. I dusted and cleared some potential ventilation issues, but I am sure the damage is already done and just need to replace what is burned.

I am a beginning Computer guy and would like to fix it myself. Do I need to replace that entire upper unit or can I find the exact piece that may be getting hot and replace it.

Also, what may be the best options to keep them from heating up so much in the future (other than better cleaning and dusting practices).
 

A:Burning smell

If it is continuous then you need to replace power supply.
 

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Well I was installing 4 more case fans ( not attached to my fan controller) next to my video card because I was overclocking it some. After I got done I plugged everything back in and booted my computer up. All my case fans started spinning fine then all of the sudden my cathode lights flicker and I immidiately unplugged the power from the tower. I then smelled a faint burning smell and a crackling noise, kind of like a monitor when you plug it in. Will overloading a power supply fry everything or will it just not work? WHen I was picking my computer up and putting it back on my desk I think i bent one of the cathode lights (would that short it out, then in turn short out my fan controller?).

Please note that I know for a fact that it was not my video card that caused the problem.
 

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Updated memory on Diemension dell 1100. Put the sticks in wrong way. Turned on, no action
but a burning smell. Powered down and inserted chips correctly. PC ok now but would there have been any
permanent damage and is there a remote risk of the PC going on fire ?
 

A:Burning smell upgrading RAM

It's hard to see without me seeing it personally. If it's working OK now I'd continue to use it as normal. However obviously they're not designed to work with backwards memory hehe.

I'd do a backup of your data just in case, and then keep an eye on things and see how it goes. I doubt the machine will catch on fire. Check the motherboard for any signs of blown capacitors or scorch marks maybe?

Can't remember the last time I dealt with improperly installed memory and then tried to boot so sorry I can't offer up more suggestions.
 

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two years ago I built a PC for my uncle, a Gigabyte mobo, OCZ ram, XFX 8600GT, Core2Duo and a 425watt HiPER PSU

after 18 months he reported burning smell coming from the PSU....

what could this have been do you think?

he replaced it with an unbranded type from PC world that cost about 40 after I told him to stay away from cheap ones... I got the HiPER as I was under the impression they were a 'half' decent brand and would have done for his system....

its just im worried if its something else causing it and will it happen again with new one? - although cheap it looked sturdy with a 12cm fan
 

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Hey,So I've been dealing with my laptop smelling like burning plastic every time I use it. I don't have it plugged it to charge and it smells. The bottom is real hot to touch even though I give it room to cool.I've had other problems with it and was wondering if I could return it or do something about it. I've had the laptop less the one year.

A:Burning plastic Smell

#HPExpertDayTurn off the computer, unplug all attached cables and call HP Support ASAP.Not kidding...

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So I have a compaq presario f700 laptop. I always use the laptop on a hard desk surface, without clothes or stuff like that in the way. Starting about 1-1.5 years ago, it sometimes heated so much that it would shut off in the middle of operating. It still does that now. I then made sure to stack some books on the table and place the laptop on it, or place in on my lap, to increase the heat transfer by convection. Sometimes, it STILL would shut off, if I leave it on for a few hours and run lots of programs

Anyways, I began noticing more recently (can't remember when, could be a few months or a year ago?) that it would sometimes give off a burning smell if I run a lot of programs. I was too lazy to do anything about it since other than it running slowly, there weren't any serious problems. But now, I've finally decided I may want to take some action

I dont know where the heating and burning smell come from. When the laptop gets hot, its like that everywhere when I touch the bottom

I tried disassembling the laptop and didn't notice any parts that seemed burnt, but I've only removed the cover on the bottom. I can see one of the fans, and it appears really dusty. I would have to continue disassembling to see all the other parts. But to continue working, I need to get remove the 2mm hex studs on one of the parts. I checked a few nearby stores, even Home Depot, but none of them has it. But a local computer repair store could remove it. Is it worth it? I don't feel comfortab... Read more

A:burning laptop smell

hi there

it sounds to me that the main cooling fan has become inefficient, usually due to build up of dust and hair etc, stopping it revolving to cool well enough or even stopping it completely

i would say that you need to at least get the fan out and clean it, then reassemble and ensure its kicking in as it should by listening for activity from it or leaving the cover off, booting up the machine and watching for the fan movement

however if you have any doubts about doing this yourself, i'd definitely get it looked at professionally, a reputable repair company should easily be able to find the issue and responsibly sort it, overheating is one of the most common laptop hardware faults and as such is likely to be their bread and butter :-)

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Sorry if this is a long story

I have lived in this house for 5 years. In that 5 years I have bought and returned under warranty at least 30 desktops and laptops. Probably more than 30 but I don?t want you to think I?m exaggerating.

What all these machines had in common was fried components. Either PSUs would fail and need replacing. Quite often high end GPUs would show visible burn damage. Even motherboards have fried. The first sign I get is the PC or laptop will shut down. Then when try to switch on it will often just briefly try to start (ie fan spins briefly or keyboard lights flicker) but it will fail to POST.

The last desktop I bought was a Dell Alienware. I made sure I paid extra for a tech to come to my house to fix it. He visited 3 times replaced the PSU motherboard. I even had Dell send me a complete new machine. After 3 weeks of it working I had to call out the tech again. He replaced the PSU again and as he plugged it in to the wall socket and switched the machine on BOOOM with clouds of electrical smoke! He couldn?t believe it!!

There seems to be no pattern of when these machines fail. Sometimes I get a few weeks of working perfectly then it dies, sometimes with smell of electric burning sometimes not.

Other times a machine might last less then a few days. The previous four laptops bought in March this year ( 2 MSI laptops and 2 HP laptops) only lasted two days. I smell burnt components. All returned and refunded under warranty thankfully.

Th... Read more

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My HP Pavilion Slimline s5000, less than 2 years old, practically caught fire this morning.  I turned it on, started it up, and within minutes smoke came out the back and this horrible burning smell filled the air.  I turned the PC off, and now it won't turn back on.  The green light does go on in the back when I connect it to the power supply, but it does not start at all.  I opened up the side of the tower, and something in there definitely "fried", although I can't see exactly what it is.  It reeks of melted plastic and ash inside. Tower was kept on top of a table, completely out in the open.  So ventilation was more than adequate.  And, as late as last night, I still heard the fans going.  So, those were fine, as far as I know.  Motherboard looks OK too.  This is the first time I have ever had to replace a PC in such a short time frame. And, I bought an HP assuming it was a "quality" product.  Boy, was I wrong  The darn thing didn't even last TWO YEARS! What a piece of junk! Of course, HP support tells me it will probably cost a few hundred dollars to send it to them to fix.  And Geek Squad wants $149 just to look at it and diagnose the problem (plus whatever parts and additional labor it takes to fix it).  Something in there will need to be replaced, for sure.  So, I may as well go buy a new tower.  Which,  of course, will NOT be an HP.  And let's not even g... Read more

A:Burning Smell, Smoke

Hello JOBeans0817, I am going to forward your thread to the appopriate team for review. No matter the age of the machine it shouldn't reach a point of smoking when turned on if it has been kept in good condition.

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Burning smell out of my AIO machine which is just 3 months old.

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Hi,Your PC will under warranty, contact HP or where you bought PC.  HP U.S.A. HP Worldwide Hope it helps,David

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Updated memory on Diemension dell 1100. Put the sticks in wrong way. Turned on, no action
but a burning smell. Powered down and inserted chips correctly. PC ok now but would there have been any
permanent damage and is there a remote risk of the PC going on fire ?
 

A:Burning smell upgrading ram

Well if it still works it probaly just got hot without burning anything out. Now that they are in correctly there should not by any more risk of fire than otherwise. Some component may have weakened and not last as long now however.
 

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Since yesterday, my new T470p wasn?t charging, giving me an error of incorrect AC Charger. I followed each an every steps that were taken in previous threads but no success. After a while I smelled something burnt, it was my machine. What is it? Can anyone help me? The machine is still under warranty. Please Help...

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The laptop didn't turn on despite the fact that it was plugged in and presumably charging. I unplugged power cord and put it back in and pressed the power button. It sparked near the bridge between the base and the screen and now it smells like burning plastic. I've been able to turn it on, but am reluctant to use it. Please help.

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Hello community,Several days ago my charger for Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 has failed causing an electric spike that shut down the laptop. After receiving a new one laptop did turn on no problem, battery is charging, however is all was fine I wouldn't be posting here.USB ports do not work. No electric output, no device detections etc. Ever the charging port usb does not work, only powers and charges.I tried reseting bios, checking bios settings, drivers, windows re-install, lenovo troubleshooter. None helped.Is anybody aware where on the MOBO I can check for fault? Will I have to replace mobo or is the usb controller a part I can order and swap?

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i upgraded my computer a couple days ago i had 2 300 and somthing gig hardrives to begin with and i added a 1 terrebite one i also upgraded my graphics card from an nvidia Geforce 8500 to a 9500 gt and replaced one of my 512 mb ram with a 1 gig one (i wont be replacing the other one till i get the part they gave me the second one as laptop by mistake)

now within 5-10 min of starting my system there is a hot/burning electronics smell i was wondering what would cause this the system does not shut itself down it still runs fine just im afraid of it ruining somthing or starting a fire.

original system was hp pavilion elite m9150f
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3644726&lang=en#

i added
Seagate sata 3.5" Barracuda internal hardrive 1TB 32mb CACH 7200 rpm
Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT 1GB DDR2
PNY 1GB DDR2 PC2-5300 Optima Memory

 

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Last night I bought a new DellXPS13 and this morning turned it on. It has a plastic smell after booting it up that caused my nose to burn. When I started charging it it had a slight burning smell, never had this experience with other new laptops in the past. Some say this is normal and will stop in a few days and some say I should return it. Any input?
 

A:New Dell XPS13 burning smell

i would return it - I would not expect a burning smell
 

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I was playing a video game last night for only 45 minutes when my computer automatically rebooted on me. Next, I smelt a burning smell. It smelt like burning rubber. Next, I heard an electrical "popping" sound. I immediately unplugged my computer. I play this video game all the time and for much longer periods than 45 minutes, so I found all of this VERY odd. This morning, I plugged everything back in and tried to turn it on, but absolutely nothing happens. It is totally dead...not even the fan or hard drive tries to start up. Any suggestions as to what's wrong? I HOPE it's just the power supply in my computer and not something more expensive to fix...
 

A:Solved: I smelt a burning smell...

Sounds like a failed power supply. They aren't overly hard to swap out, but you need to make sure you get the correct type. And one with a bit more wattage.
 

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Hi everyone,

Appreciate any initial insights on this.

Was online using a VOIP program as well as playing an online game. Smelled a burning smell, and then the computer just shut down. About a week before that, for the very first time, my computer took a while to restart, just hanging on the windows logo screen. I had to shut it down and reboot and everything was fine. No updates were being installed at the time. Not sure if it was related, but it was the first time this machine had done that. This machine was built in late June of 2014.

So far: Tried a new PSU with it Corsair AX860 platinum. Tested the voltage on the CMOS battery (popped it out for a few minutes, tested it). Tested the old PSU (listed below) with the green wire test. No obvious damage on the mobo, but currently about to start taking my build apart and taking a closer look at everything.

Specs:
Seasonic M12II 850 SS-850AM 850W ATX12V/EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Bronze PSU

EVGA ACX Cooler GeForece GTX78R5 PCI Express SLI Support

ASUS Z97-PRO (Wi-Fi ac) LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel mobo

Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2x8GB) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Intel Core i7-4770K haswell Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 84W

Crucial M500 240 GB SATA SS drive

WD Blue 1TB hard drive 7200 rpm SATA 6 Gb/s 64 MB cache

Samsung SATA 1.5 Gb- optical drive

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO-CPU cooler with 120mm PWM Fan

Windows 8.1 System Builder OEM 64 bit
Thanks in advance for the help!!!
 

A:Desktop PC - burning smell - won't power up now

Additionally, the little power button on the mobo is red lit when plugged into the PSU. No beeps when trying to turn it on. Fans don't run either. Speaker is installed on the mobo. When I do try and power up the machine after hooking up the PSU, I do hear a faint click, but nothing.
 

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Hello,
I dropped my pc the other day (a 2005 Dell Dimension 3000 stock), and then when I would start it, it would turn off 2 seconds to 10 minutes later. when rebooted it would say 'turned off due to themal error" then one time it did some scan thing and said drive was dirty and did a long start up scan... then later I turned it on and smelt burning from the psu. i took it out and inspected it and it looked ok, put it back in now it won't even turn on and a orange light flashes. Is the problem that i need a new psu?
should i buy one on ebay, they are only $20. also is a dimesion 2100 psu the same as a 3000? b/c one is for sale that comes with other items i need.
thanks for the help! I'm pretty newbie to computers sorry...
 

A:Dropped PC, won't start.. burning smell.. psu?

A lot of things could have happened. Reseat all cards, cables. Hard drives are subject to shock and given enough jolt can damage it permanently. See if there is anything rattling. Read the no p.o.s.t. guide in he guides forum.

PCs are delicate. A big enough drop can seriously damage components.
 

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Hey guys

So I was using my computer yesterday when it randomly shut off. When I tried to turn it back on, nothing was appearing on the monitor. I could hear the hard drive and fans spinning, but there was no display. After i tried to turn it back on, my room smelled strongly of something electronic burning and i quickly shut it off.

Earlier today I tried to turn it on again. The monitor was working this time, and it tried to start windows in safe mode. About 5 seconds into the Windows XP loading screen, i smelled something burning again and the computer shut itself off on its own.

Anyone have any idea what's going on and/or how to fix it? My best guess would be a bad power supply, but my knowledge of computer hardware is pretty slim, so some input from people who know what they're doing would be nice before i go out and start spending money. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Comp not starting/burning smell

Hi,

First view would be Power Supply, then either the fan on your graphics card or the graphics card itself.

It could be the monitor though, to eiagnose this. Try the computer with a different monitor and monitor with a different computer.

hth

Ceri
 

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Ok I had a virus on my pc a few days ago and through my negligence I waited too long to run a full system check and on restarting the pc it wouldnt go into windows just a black screen with the mouse cursor. Anyway no big deal most of my stuff is saved on an external. So I pluged my hdd as a slave into another computer to run a virus scan it took out a lot of files and when I pluged it back it it had the same problem so I figured what the hell time for a fresh install anyways.

Now today I was going to xfer my files that I had on there to my external and pluged the gimped drive into a recently purchased enclosure (NSP-E525) upon firing it up the HDD began to make a lot of noise as it began to spin. thought it was just it starting up but then I smelt a electric fire smell and quickly shut it off. Upon inspection It was coming from the HDD. Just recently I tested it on my other pc installing it internally it imediatly began making the same noise so I shut down again.

What just happened... and is there any recovering?!
 

A:Hard drive burning smell

Actually it's very strange. The Hard Drive is a sealed unit
Are you sure nothing was touching it? But if its making a bad noise anyway, I's say it's shot, gone, ded, and done.
 

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Hello!
I recived a brand new computer yesterday.upon opening the box, i felt a burning smell like a wire has been burning or a circuit has been fried.At first i ignored it but now im getting worried.The computer has been on for 15 hours or so with a 2 hour break and it wont go away.Any ideas?

Also a question about the PSU.On it, there is the on/off switch, but theres also a small black switch that i can regulate.what is it for?right now its on mid.

A:Brand New Computer, burning smell

Return it for an exchange or refund. Why take a chance.

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Burning smell from tower and then nothing else works it wont even start
 

A:burning smell from tower now nothing works

Sounds like a bad power supply, also, check all the wires to see if there is any damage.
 

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Hi,
I have a backup pc with the following hardware:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @3,0 GHz
RAM: 4,5 GB DDR2 Dual Channel @856 MHz
Motherboard: Asus P5Q Pro
GPU: Ati Radeon HD 4870 X2 @800MHz/1000MHz
HDD: 200GB @7200rpm
2 case fans, power leds, 2xDVDs ROM

Powered by a NILOX 600W PSU.

Since I changed my GPU (from a GeForce GTS 450 to an HD 4870 X2), I noticed that my PSU makes a strange noise (similar to an electrical "beep") when i use games or other applications which make the GPU work at high performance.

Today I launched GPU-Z's render test in fullscreen mode, and after 5 minutes, hearing the "beep" from the PSU, I also noticed that it was really hot and I noticed a light burning smell. Immediatly I turned off my pc.

What should I do now? Should I replace the PSU with a new and better one? I don't want to burn my pc
(the PSU has got only 22A at 12V)

A:strange noise and burning smell from PSU

That PSU is horrible.. no offense. I would have -never- trusted that GPU to such a weak PSU. I was barely able to find information about it online.

Change it asap.

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I just installed a new Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-450 ATX12V 450W Power Supply in my computer 2 days ago. Now I am noticing a faint burning smell. I opened up the case while it is running and see no problem with the wires or connections. The smell specifically comes from the power supply fan on the back of the case. Is this normal or is the power supply faulty? I'm hoping its just some residue burning off and it will go away, don't really feel like replacing it again.....Anyone have any ideas?
 

A:Power Supply has burning smell

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Hello the community, I would like to change my Lenovo Y510P charger for a new one. It seems a bit complicated to find the right chargeur with the right specs because of the amperage and voltage things. Lenovo does not seem to sell this charger anymore online (I already called the commercial hotline), so for you what is the best charger model to keep the best performances with my Y510P model? Thank you.

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Good day,

So I am busy building up a pc,its not much but it is supposed to be a christmas present for someone.

The pc has an Asus p5g41t-m lx motherboard
Intel Core 2 duo E7500 1066FSB 2,93Ghz processor
2GB 1333mhz ddr3 ram
250GB harddrive
And I no its old but a Inno 3d Geforce 9500gt 1GB gpu
O yes and a 500w coolermaster psu

The problem is the first time I tried to switch it on,it came on(all lights and fans but never booted).
Then after a few minutes I switched it on again,once again it did.not want too boot and after a while I smelled a burning smell coming from the pc.

I really need help as I have 2 days to get this pc working...

Also the heatsink1 between cpu and pci express heats up alot within 1minute of being turned on.

Anyone knows what could be wrong??
Please help??
 

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