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My Dell Inspiron One Touch Screen Computer shut off and smells kind of like an electrical fire. Is it safe to even try to start it back up? What could have caused that?

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It is not safe to try to turn it back on. Most likely either there was a short that damaged the motherboard, or the power supply shorted. In either case it would most likely not even turn on again without being fixed. Best to have a local technician look at it and get it fixed or replaced before doing anything else.

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

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