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Originally Posted by mechtech View Post

The PSU was dangerous and you exposed the issue. At least it didn't cause a fire and burn anything down, that's the real risk (aside from severe burns).

Maybe it's like the movie Die Hard? biggrin.gif This was the first time I read about a laptop that explodes. Well if its still covered by warranty, your friend needs to RMA it.
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post #12 of 18
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Maybe it's like the movie Die Hard? biggrin.gif This was the first time I read about a laptop that explodes. Well if its still covered by warranty, your friend needs to RMA it.

I don't know how old it was but it must be out of warranty since the CPU is an Athlon II x2 P320 which is about three years old. I doubt an entry-level Acer laptop had a three year warranty...

If anyone is curious or even owns one of these, it's an Acer Aspire 5551-2863.
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post #13 of 18
I might have been less aggressive in that exploration and not run it at 100% load, but the exploratory stress testing was not the cause, something was faulty and it finally gave out. I'd feel bad too, but it's not your fault. When it's all said and done, your friend will probably appreciate the help you'll give her to get something back up and running.
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I don't know how old it was but it must be out of warranty since the CPU is an Athlon II x2 P320 which is about three years old. I doubt an entry-level Acer laptop had a three year warranty...

If anyone is curious or even owns one of these, it's an Acer Aspire 5551-2863.

Well, sorry havent read about what specs does that laptop have. If I am right, all laptop within this timeline only has a one year warranty. Well, just an act of good will, to make yourself feel any better, try to help her to have a new laptop thumb.gif
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post #15 of 18
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Well, sorry havent read about what specs does that laptop have. If I am right, all laptop within this timeline only has a one year warranty. Well, just an act of good will, to make yourself feel any better, try to help her to have a new laptop thumb.gif

Yeah, I already offered her a spare power brick that I had to see if it was only the power brick that was faulty but I don't have a compatible tip... I'll also help her save data from her hard drive. I'll also back her if she decides to contact Acer support about it.
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didnt something similar happen and someone won tons of money in court? i mean "laptop" and then "explodes and burns" kinda sound scary right?
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post #17 of 18
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didnt something similar happen and someone won tons of money in court? i mean "laptop" and then "explodes and burns" kinda sound scary right?

you're talking about the exploding iphone?
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post #18 of 18
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you're talking about the exploding iphone?

could have sworn it was some public event and it exploded and someone got burned bad but maybe idn i cant remember now
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