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Odd scent/not turning on

Discussion in 'Specific Hardware Issues' started by Devinejn, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Devinejn


    Jan 6, 2016
    Operating System:
    Windows 8
    Late last night I was casually watching YouTube when I heard a loud noise similar to a circuit breaker tripping and my monitor went black. It quickly came back but my computer did not. I opened the side panel to find no physical damage but an odd odor, but decided to look in the morning. It now is a less strong odor (wasn't very strong before) and I seems to come from the CPU region. No luck starting it. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
  2. DSTM (Dougie)

    DSTM (Dougie) Registered Members

    May 3, 2009
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    Hi. The only time I have heard a noise like that is when a Power Supply gives up completely all of a sudden.
    I had a PSU pop on me about a week ago. One minute working and the next, completely dead.
    Another thing to check, is have a close look around the 24 pin ATX connector on the motherboard for burn marks.
  3. SpywareDr

    SpywareDr Registered Members

    Feb 10, 2016
    Maryland, US
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    Main Computer: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z P8Z68-M PRO
    Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.00GHz
    16.0GB DDR3 2000MHz Corsair Dominator GT
    Hard Drive:
    111GB SSDSC2MH120A2, 931GB WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0, 3726GB HMS5C4040ALE640
    Graphics Card:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, Two DELL P2415Q (3840x2160@60Hz)
    Power Supply:
    Silverstone 1200W Certified Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Silent Edition
    1. And if it happens to be a "Bestek" power supply, the motherboard and RAM may also be damaged.
: odor, cpu, not working

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