Question Laptop hinge area creating sparks?

Jul 12, 2019
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I have the Acer Aspire 6 model, and I was using it at school just fine. I turned it on again later and the display did not show, then the left hinge area started to smoke and light up. I immediately turned it off and every time I open or close the laptop’s lid, the hinge would make a small spark. Is this major damage or is it just something in the wiring?
 

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"Is this major damage or is it just something in the wiring? "

It could be one or both.

Perhaps the wiring is just damaged and whatever is shorting didn't ruin anything.

.....or perhaps it did.

The first thing to do is to stop whatever is shorting and then see what happens.
 
Jul 12, 2019
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Hi thank you for the reply

I’m getting increasingly worried and I just noticed that there is a loose wire by the hinge that is the cause of the sparks. Like I said, the laptop still turns on, but the screen does not show the display. I’m not even daring to touch my laptop further.
 

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