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Melting Toshiba Satelite. Damaged antenna?

by feehig / January 20, 2016 5:40 PM PST

Hi folks, hope someone can help me out with a better understanding of hardware than I have! I was recently using my laptop and started to smell burning plastic (my laptop case is hard plastic) and realised that my laptop screen was going black in the corner in a triangle from the corner and it was growing outwards- like melting or burning things tend to!

I realised that the case of the screen was melting from the heat of the radiator over 3 feet away. I got it away from that and the black triangle started receeding into the corner and disappeared. However, a few days on and my laptop seems fine- but the internet signal is terrible unless I stand beside the router. All other devices are working as normal in places where my latop now can't get internet. Is my antenna damaged by the melting?

Appreciate any help figuring this out! :/

fee

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Fee?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 20, 2016 6:05 PM PST

Anyhow if your laptop was melting from the radiator you would be feeling the burn so no to that.

Can you tell about the age and full model numbers? As laptops get old, even at 3 years many need service.

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by feehig / January 20, 2016 6:26 PM PST
In reply to: Fee?

It was definitely the radiator as it stopped as soon as I moved it away from the radiator and began to return to normal. Also since googling it I have seen it has happened to some others.

It is 3 motnhs old and is a toshiba satelite L50D-B-136.

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To melt plastic, that heat surely would be uncomfortable.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2016 8:22 AM PST
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One of the basics about PCs is that if you are uncomfortable then the PC is too. It's sad to read your story since the maker may void the warranty as this would be called abuse and not covered.

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