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Water on the brain???

My laptop got wet while still plugged in. It smelled like an electrical burning wire or something. I took out the battery, waited for a few days (thinking it would dry). Still does not work... nothing. Any ideas... Yes I know Idea #1... electric + H2o = knuclehead.
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Re: water on the brain???

U can take it apart make sure use blow dryer in it for litte wile pop off top cover thats napes over screen hinginges then remove keybord

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When charger is plugged into the laptop ( Samsung R530) , the screen flickers a lot and when on battery mode flickers a bit

um well its obvious somethings not right it could range from a numberous amout of problems it looks like your power port may be faulty but its almost out of the answer it could be something wrong with your power supply affecting the gpu.This problem isnt something you or i could fix buy doing something within the computer by tweeking something.The best thing to do is to take it to your nearest repair shop.I havent heard of a laptop doing this, its a first time thing.

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Laptop charger smells

Laptops (esp. older ones) should never be left plugged in 24/7. You need to stop using the charger (the problem is only in the charger and NOT the laptop?) and replace it. The burning smell is something overheating which can lead to a fire and sparks are rarely a good sign.

I'd cut the cord on the charger, so it can't be used again and replace it.

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Burning smell and battery not charging

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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What I have seen in my business is this: With laptops the power cord adapter places too much strain on the power connector and weakens the connector or the power cord that plugs into the laptop has taken a hit and it breaks loose the power connector from the motherboard. This is a serious issue as further use will destroy your motherboard from electrical arcing. Once the mobo becomes burned out in that location you will need a new motherboard. If you can find someone to repair the laptop then I would have them look at it. Laptop repair is not something for amatuers with no experience with electronics repair. Laptop repair can be accomplished with patience and experience. Anytime you smell something burning and hear crackling it is not normal.
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Dim screen, burning elec smell, fan/ht snk foil blistered


DV6000 was recalled by Hp for a video connector problem. you need to remove your video connector and put a electrical sealant tape. If you have already problem with your GPU you need to make a mayor work to restore your system.

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cud be your onboard voltage regulator for the battery charging. if you remove the battery and use the external power source does it smell also?
if the battery charges normal out of the unit, and the laptop works well with the AC power unit without the battery, then it's your voltage regulator for the batt charging

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