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Computer sparked and smoked please help

Yesterday, my computer randomly shut down without showing any lights that it is charging or anything. I looked online and saw that there were 2 possible fixes. One was to just wait a day or so, the other was to take out the battery, and start the computer with only the charger. So I waited a day to see if that fixed it, and that didnt. Then I decided to do the battery thing, so I took out the battery from the bottom of my laptop, and tried to turn it on without the battery in, but it did not turn on at all. So then i decided to put the battery back in, and when i had it about 75% in, something sparked in the back of my laptop and started giving of smoke. I took out the battery again, not wanting my laptop to catch on fire. I am still to scared to put it back in, any help wouls be very appreciated. I have a toshiba qosmio 870X running windows 7.

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Get estimates.

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My bet is all techs will want to replace the motherboard and maybe more.

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Totally right, Likelihood of it being the motherboard on that is very high.

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