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Laptop smokes when charger is plugged in


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eoincruiser

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Hi all, i have a Medion MIM2320, MD96654 and all of a sudden it turned off and smoke came out of near where the charger is plugged in so i took the charger out and it stopped smoking, i was able to turn the laptop on again with no problems, but now the battery is dead.

The smoke was an orangey colour and had a funny smell.

Sorry for my basic description but any thoughts would be appreciated.

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either the power supply (where the power cord is plugged in) blew up (most likely given your description) or the battery died. either way somethings toasted. laptop under warranty?
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No warranty, if it is the power supply are these able to be replaced and if so are they expensive?

Thanks for your reply
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there aren't many components in a laptop that are easy to replace. i'm not sure if you can replace the power supply on your own in this laptop (not familiar with the specific hardware), you could open it up and see, but, it might require soldering
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