Question Lenovo Ideapad gaming 3 motherboard

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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15.6

So, yesterday I was upgrading my RAM into 16GB, everything was going fine until, trying to put this little metal that protects the 2 ram slow then accidently it moved to the left and sort of burned this capacitor PL202 . One of my friends tested the motherboard and the capacitor and told me it caused no damaged but still im confused on what exaclty is the use of this PL202 capacitor and how i really be sure that nothing bad id going to happed to my motherboard as the time goes by. Would totally appreciated any comments about it. Thanks

pd: no, i didnt disconnected the battery or drained all energy before doing this and yes i know i shoul've have. but now were here and im a little worried about this "not-burned but looks burned " PL202 thing.

here are the links for the photos idk who to upload it here.

https://files.fm/u/f33jcpt36

View: https://imgur.com/REXaq4x



View: https://imgur.com/a/l37Ei4u
 
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for sharing photos that can be seen in the thread upload them to IMGUR and insert link into the image icon's provided link space.

you were trying to work on the RAM while the system was powered?
well, i would say this definitely invalidates any warranty that may have been in place but some choose to RMA and just leave out the "little details" like this.
but if any security tape was broken it would be invalidated anyway.

if your not an electrical engineer or familiar with tech repairs you can possibly find a do-it-yourself tutorial of replacing capacitors.
or a better idea may be to find a local shop that says they can repair it.

if it is still functioning fine just keep an eye on temperatures and things and see how it turns out.
 
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for sharing photos that can be seen in the thread upload them to IMGUR and insert link into the image icon's provided link space.

you were trying to work on the RAM while the system was powered?
well, i would say this definitely invalidates any warranty that may have been in place but some choose to RMA and just leave out the "little details" like this.
but if any security tape was broken it would be invalidated anyway.

if your not an electrical engineer or familiar with tech repairs you can possibly find a do-it-yourself tutorial of replacing capacitors.
or a better idea may be to find a local shop that says they can repair it.

if it is still functioning fine just keep an eye on temperatures and things and see how it turns out.
Okay just posted the imgur link. and no, the laptop was power off when i added the new ram.

about the warranty i have about 9 months left, but I'm far away from where it was bought. taking into consideration i voluntary upgraded the ram by myself

i took my laptop to a tech shop thing, that's where my friends tested the motherboard and told me i was fine. i have an eye on temperature since i got it back and things seems to work normal. it just a little sus that nothings actually happened with that burn and that's why I'm concerned
 
have about 9 months left, but I'm far away from where it was bought
retailers will not cover warranty. only their short return for refund/exchange policies.
warranty is covered by the manufacturer that you would register the device with.
in this case, Lenovo.
i have about 9 months left
i would get on it and get it replaced.
even if seemingly fine now who really knows what effect, if any, it may cause in the future.
 

lga1156_ftw

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Is the battery charging? Can you run laptop from the battery? That blown component is on the main battery circuit, if you cant see any marks on the other sides of the motherboard your probably fine. If battery wont charge / you cant run laptop from battery at all its most likely that "white fuse" before the power inductors is blown too,
 

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