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Windows 7: Possible something burnt on the motherboard

01 Feb 2015   #1
adrianntd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Possible something burnt on the motherboard

Hello to all, I'd like to ask for some help about my laptop which suddenly died yesterday.
The past week or so I suddenly started getting the BSOD with the dxgkrnl.sys. I did a driver update with multiple older versions in which the bsod still occured, reinstalled Windows and it still would occur mainly when gaming. I play TERA and Starcraft often so I think something might've overheated and burned? I have a mini personal fan that I direct towards my laptop when I play games but sometimes I forget. I tried searching for solutions for the BSOD in which I came across this thread http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help...gkrnl-sys.html so I tried the Furmark test. It was then during the test I left on that I heard a poof and my laptop died. So, today I took my laptop apart to see what happened and here is the motherboard Possible something burnt on the motherboard-mb-top.jpg top side. Possible something burnt on the motherboard-mb-bottom.jpg bottom side. Everything seemed fine except for some dusts. I tried looking for anything unusual which I then saw this Possible something burnt on the motherboard-mb-zoom-top.jpg top side. Possible something burnt on the motherboard-mb-zoom-bottom.jpg bottom side. The area around it seems darker so I think something there burnt or can someone help clarify? If it's the motherboard then does that mean I need to replace it?




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01 Feb 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our forum adrianntd.

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01 Feb 2015   #3
adrianntd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
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Thanks for replying Layback Bear but as of now i am posting via my tablet because my laptop cannot be started so i cant link images according to the tutorial link you provided. Any other way to post images from mobile?
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01 Feb 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for your reply.
I don't know what can or can not be done by mobile. I have never owned one.
Sorry wish I could help. I would like to see the pictures but I won't go off this forum to see them.

Just wait for others to drop by and offer assistance.
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01 Feb 2015   #5
adrianntd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hello again Layback Bear. So I managed to attach the images according to forums from my tablet. I guess it was the Paint and Snipping tool that fooled me. Choosing attachment still works. I have edited my post hopefully it is correct this time.
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01 Feb 2015   #6
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

There does appear to be some discoloration in areas of the motherboard which suggests a new motherboard would be the repair. Fixing a motherboard is seldom useful and usually not cost-effective compared with a new board or a new machine with a warranty.
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01 Feb 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I also notice some problems. For sure around PQ 42 and 43 from what I can see.
Their is probably more we can't see.

If a laptop is out of warranty it normally cost more to fix it than to buy another one. I will bet if you smell the motherboard you will get that funny burnt smell.
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01 Feb 2015   #8
adrianntd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

May I ask what those chips are? I have no idea what the words on the motherboard means other then the obvious ones. I never thought of smelling the board for burnt smell. Guess I should try and see
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01 Feb 2015   #9
adrianntd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

So I just took apart the top of my laptop again and definitley I could smell something in that area. I tried taking some pics under white lighting hopefully it's easier to see color differences Possible something burnt on the motherboard-_mg_0612-1.jpg Possible something burnt on the motherboard-_mg_0613-1.jpg


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01 Feb 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your eyes and nose are better for this than ours.
If you also can see spots that got over heated and you can smell the burnt oder.
Them game is over for that laptop.
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