Solved! HP Envy X360 sd card adapter cable randomly shorted out. Any risks?

Snorp09

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So a few minutes ago, my HP Envy's SD Card adapter's connector cord randomly shorted out. I could smell it and small smoke, so I turned off the laptop, and popped open the bottom. I opened it and found everything looking fine other than the cord that connects the SD Card Adapter to the main board was black and burned. But I've removed it and the laptop appears to be working fine now.

Is there any risk to continue using the laptop?

Also, the SD Card board it's self looks fine. Not even burned. Is there a risk to getting a new cord and using it?
 

stevenjemint

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As you've removed the short and the system still works fine you can continue to use it.

I wouldnt advise putting it back in, even with a new cord as the short may have occurred in the unit itself and it's just cooked the wires.

Your best bet now would be to use an USB SD Reader from amazon or something.
 

stevenjemint

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As you've removed the short and the system still works fine you can continue to use it.

I wouldnt advise putting it back in, even with a new cord as the short may have occurred in the unit itself and it's just cooked the wires.

Your best bet now would be to use an USB SD Reader from amazon or something.
 
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