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Old 01-31-2006, 04:44 PM   #1
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test possibly fried cpu


anyone know how I can figure out if the cpu from my laptop is burned out? the computer was on for a while. (I was using my desktop computer) at some point something started to smell like old electronics, soon the smell became quite strong. I then checked my laptop to find that it was off, and the powerbutton did not work.

when I smelled it more closely, I found that the thing really smelled bad.

anyone know haw I can check if the cpu is dead with a multimeter?

it is an AMD Athlon mobile 2400+.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 05:25 PM   #2
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After looking some more, I think the cpu is fine, the motherboard on the other hand...

I found a small area near an inductor with wrong color and wrong smell.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 11:24 PM   #3
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My suggestion: Save the CPU and hard drive, and get a new mobo. If the machine reeks when it's powered on, that's a very bad sign, and could be a fire danger.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 01:48 AM   #4
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aquiring a new mobo is a bit tricky, since it is a laptop. besides, socket A is not very common anymore. my guess is that I need a new computer.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 07:02 AM   #5
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You can usually call up Laptop company and - 99% of the times they replace equipment which has burning smell for safety hazard reasons even though its out of warranty.
 
  


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