hi all burning some web photo's today onto cd-r disk, everything went okay until the drive,started beeping, every 10 seconds, next thing, the drawer kept opening then shuting, then only opening slightly ajar, then i smelt the burning of a circuit board! yep it had burnt out! question is WHY!
At worst your fan over the processor or possibly the AGP card may have a fan and the fan must have failed. This would cause overheating and possibly burn out the proccessor rendering dead.
There is a possibilty that the Motherboard also may be effected. If the CPU is touch would ok, you will be wise just to have the CPU reseated with a new application of Thermal conductivity paste with a new HSF - Heatsink & Fan. Arund ?5 + but labour chrages from us guys.
Dependant on the age of the rest of the machine and anyother damage occured it would be a question of "Is it Viable, to carry out the repiar" ?
I personally render machines older than 3.5 years none viable.
Other people may disagree.
On newer motherboards there is CPU overheat protection, well there is on a decent M/board usually Asus A7V8X-X, MSI KT4V ultra's I could go on and write a book.
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