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chronokun
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Burning Smell

Hey everyone

 

am using a HP Pavilion DV7 I usually have it on all the time and never had any problems with it before till earlier today.

 

Its started to smell like it was burning but the laptop its self was not hot or overheating at all. Not sure what to do, the fan is working and I leave a lot of room around it to get some air. Can someone please help me out and tell me what i should do to fix this.

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erico
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Re: Burning Smell

Hi,

Are you certain the smell is coming from the laptop?

 It could be the ac power adapter if that was plugged in.

 

regards,

erico

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chronokun
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Re: Burning Smell

yea the smell is coming from where the fan is.

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erico
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Re: Burning Smell

Is there any smoke?

Remove the battery and plug in just the ac adapter.

start up your OS.

Do you still smell something?

I suggest downloading core temp  and using it to see what the temps are on your motherboard and CPU.

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chronokun
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Re: Burning Smell

theres no smoke yet that I can see, i did take the battery out but it still the smell is still there.

 

I used HWmonitor for the temp,

 

Hardware monitor ACPI
 Temperature 0 64°C (147°F) [0xD2C] (TZ01)

 

Hardware monitor AMD Turion X2 RM-72
 Temperature 0 71°C (158°F) [0x234] (Core #0)
 Temperature 1 71°C (158°F) [0x234] (Core #1)

 

Hardware monitor FUJITSU MHZ2320BH G2
 Temperature 2 44°C (111°F) [0x2C] (Air Flow)

 

not sure if this is normal or not, am gona try and send it back to HP and try and get it fixed

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erico
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Re: Burning Smell

Good plan. Those temps are at a level where I would be very concerned as well.

regards,

erico

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ForumUser58
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Re: Burning Smell

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it might be the computer because i just got burnt by mine on my lap and arm witch is uter {Content Removed: Language Filter Evasion} i addressed this to hp support when i had my warrenty and they assumed it was the hard drive,then the bios, at this point i dont think hp's techs no wat there doin if you are computer sabby then try to clean the fan/heatsink i for one hate hp and is tired of there ignorence they wont fix the problem until someone get really hurt

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