[SOLVED] Did my laptop burn?

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I was just watching some youtube on my Latitude 3189, it randomly shut itself down like all power was unplugged. I had the charger connected and the battery was still like 70%. It smelled like it burnt. I have no idea if I can use it safely. Will it boot up like normal or will the battery or charger explode?
 

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You should disconnect all sources of power from the laptop and proceed to disassemble it. With a magnifying glass you should inspect each square inch of the innards, to look for any burn/scorch marks. If you see nothing, you will need to rely on your nose to sniff out if any part of the motherboard/innards is giving off the burnt aroma, so to speak.
 
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Lutfij

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You should disconnect all sources of power from the laptop and proceed to disassemble it. With a magnifying glass you should inspect each square inch of the innards, to look for any burn/scorch marks. If you see nothing, you will need to rely on your nose to sniff out if any part of the motherboard/innards is giving off the burnt aroma, so to speak.
 
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Zapthos

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Yeah I instantly disconnected everything. I'll send it to Dell since it still has a few months warranty, hope they can fix it if it's broken. Thanks for the suggestion!
 

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