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Burning smell and battery not charging

I have a new battery and a new ac adapter but when the computer is plugged in there is a burning smell.

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The conector on the motherboard have the contacts unsoldered, if you use the computer in this condition you may have to replace the mb.

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Most of the companies now a days replaces the system for you if the problem comes under fire hazard. Even if you smell that something is burning in your system you can get your system replaced from the company without any cost

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