Smoking notebook - what is cooking?

eye_mew

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Jul 22, 2014
2
0
4,510
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Hello forumites :D

Let me describe my mysterious situation. I have a sager NP8180, with a crossfire setup. Recently, it's overheated. It was literally smoking. I know that its the GPUs that tend to get really hot, and the smoke was coming from a vent close to the GPUs.
When trying to power it on after this, there were no signs of life.

I proceeded to remove both GPUs. Now, when plugged in, the power indicater light comes on. This wasn't the case immediately after the failure. I've tried running each card alone, by popping it in the master slot, and I still do get the power indicater light. Unfortunately, in all of these cases, the machine doesn't power on at all. No fans, no sound, nothing.

Since there's no repair center in my country, I'd have to order parts online. What should I order? From these symptoms, is it likely to be a bad mobo? or PSU? What is cooking?
 

Gunmetal_61

Estimable
Jun 12, 2014
4
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4,520
2
Seems like heat came from and destroyed the GPU, but the damage could've spread to other places as well. Best if you have each part tested to see if it's functional.
 

eye_mew

Estimable
Jul 22, 2014
2
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4,510
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How would I test this, do I just need a multimeter? Would a normal computer repair shop have the expertise and equipment necessary to do this?
 

Gunmetal_61

Estimable
Jun 12, 2014
4
0
4,520
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I'm not really familiar with testing the functionality of parts. Researching this online might help if you don't want to pay to get this done.
 
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