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Electronic component failure

The CPU fan on my S260 barebone (Medion MD95600) suddenly became very loud for about 5 minutes without interruption until the notebook shut down & some smoke came out of the cooling grid on the side, accompanied with the usual smelll of a burnt electronic components. After all the recommended reset actions ended with the notebook turning on (the start button lighting up) for 3-4 seconds & shutting down with the same smell & smoke, I decided to open it up to see if the CPU is fried. It turned out that the component "PC104" on the lower side of the board just underneath the CPU was fried & had zero resistance. It has "470 e 48" inscribed on it & has 2 ends, with one of them marked with "+". I could not identify the component but there are about 6 of the same kind on the board in total. It is rectangular (8x4 mm) and I unfortunately could not identify it. Would you happen to know what kind of a component it is & whether it can be found somewhere in the market?

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Afraid not- Mother board are all integrated on Most computers especially Laptops- its going for a major repair or replacement.

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  4. The laptop works fine when it runs idle, but shuts down as soon as you start using any memory demanding applications (DVD player, image editing software, video editing software, etc.).

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  2. The CPU fans are working all the time at maximum rotation speed and operate much louder than before.
  3. The laptop suddenly shuts down by itself without warning. When it just started, the laptop was shutting down after 1-2 hours and how it shuts down after 5-10 minutes of operation.
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  3. Clean the fan and the heatsink with compressed air.
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