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Nope I always kept it clean
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Ok so just got off the phone with Asus support and they said they wouldn't/couldn't replace or refund me anything (or the cost of repairs) because it's out of warranty. Can you guys think of anything to say to the to convince them other wise? Legally do I have a cause against them (my house could have burnt down taking my worldly possessions, family members and pets along with it)?
Computers bursting into flames are usually miths. There is probably a mobo function that would allow the computer turn off before reaching dangerous temps to cause a fire.
Besides, plastic can melt pretty easy, try putting a heavy object with plastic or rubber feet on top of a metallic surface or even a wooden table and expose it to the sun. You will end up with melted feet and like in my case, a printer glued to my table

Anyways, what you can do is run prime95 or intel burn test (linpack/linx) to see what temperatures can you reach and find out if you have a faulty CPU or if your incident was a result of a series of misfortunes.
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Actually, PhaedraCorruption's DFI board that he got from me (for free >_> ) ended up going down in flames, quite literally.

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Computers bursting into flames are usually miths. There is probably a mobo function that would allow the computer turn off before reaching dangerous temps to cause a fire.
Besides, plastic can melt pretty easy, try putting a heavy object with plastic or rubber feet on top of a metallic surface or even a wooden table and expose it to the sun. You will end up with melted feet and like in my case, a printer glued to my table

Anyways, what you can do is run prime95 or intel burn test (linpack/linx) to see what temperatures can you reach and find out if you have a faulty CPU or if your incident was a result of a series of misfortunes.
In addition, I'd like to say that at this point that laptop SHOULD NOT be used anymore, especially as laptops are normally well-engineered with the heat tolerances in mind. So if the laptop has gone into a failure mode where it starts melting keys on the keyboard, that's when it's time to write the thing off, pull the hard drive and use it as an external, then flog off the machine for parts.
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Blowing compressed air through the vent merely pushes the obstructions inside the case and would be more prone to make them go inside the laptop case and get near hot hardware causing a potential meltdown like this.

Out of warranty = nothing you can do. You are expected to properly maintain your hardware. Open the case and blow it out. Inspect the inside for potential problem areas that could cause the issue. I really want to see those pics though. Could it potentially be a cover up of something burning that dropped onto the laptop rather than an internal issue? Possibly sat next to something very hot that melted it? 66C is a normal temp.

Did you get the optional warranty through best buy? ESPP or whatever they call it?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Quantum Reality View Post
Actually, PhaedraCorruption's DFI board that he got from me (for free >_> ) ended up going down in flames, quite literally.
Oh, yeah, I saw the thread!

Maybe I should have said it's not something that happens very often, or easily as people say in the stories you can hear anywhere.
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Picture time!

EDIT: cmon photobucket.....
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Also, after listening to the fan for a while it sounds really sort of weak and grindy. Poped off the backplate and everything looks fine so (its all in working order and clean) so idk what it going on here.
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so there is no huge buildup of dust? I know i had taken my gf's laptop apart when it was heating up to almost 100C and there was a half inch thick layer of dust on the heat sink, took it apart and then it ran at 43C so it dust or a worn out fan is also could be the cause
   
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Pics:

Melted caps lock key

melted exhaust grill (top edge is sticking out)

Melted keys

Melted keys minus caps lock key (is totally dislodged)

Melted keys
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Ouch...
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