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Strange noise and burning smell form my PC tower

Strange sound and burning smell when the PC is on. "No signal" it said on the monitor..

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  • George Bill
    George Bill May 11, 2010

    Shut down remove the plug, it may have blown the power supply or just about anything else. Impossible to tell without opening the case and running tests, unless you are a tech or very handy with this sort of electronics, it needs professional help at this point. Don't leave it plugged in, you could have a fire.

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Hi there.
    Is the sound like a very high pitched squeeling or screaming sound?



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HI,
this seems that there is the issue with SMPS check for the following please
1.Power is comin in the machine
2.if power is there then there is short circuit
3.please get it checked with professional and if u know then once reassemble the machine and check the static mat below the m/b (if power is coming and fans are moving) other wise SMPS is bad

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