M18X R1 went up in smoke.

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  1. macdaddy8000

    macdaddy8000 Notebook Consultant

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    Hi folks, my m18x r1 suddenly turned off and started exhausting black smoke and a horrible smell of fried electronics. I opened up the machine and found the issue[​IMG]:(https://photos.app.goo.gl/XVXNMKqih7M8no8h6) but now my question is, how likely is it my CPU and GPU died together with the mainboard? Because im actually sourcing the parts for an upgrade to an R2 interior, but i would like to just reuse the hardware if its not fried, because its mostly used by my son to play fortnite and gta v , and the 2960XM with the GTX880M is handling those games fine. But what do you think did they die with the Mainboard??
     
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  2. Rengsey R. H. Jr.

    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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    Pretty rare that this happened. What GPU were you running ?
     
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    Probably a MOSFET that died on the board, GPU and CPU are probably safe. I am selling my M18x R2, whole or barebones if you are interested.
     
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    A single GTX880M 8Gb card
     
  5. macdaddy8000

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    I have actually managed to get almost all the parts here in EU but Part: M9T51 - M18x R2 SATA Interposer is impossible to find atm.
     
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    You can still get two drives into the machine until you find the introposer, the msata slot and the sata bay for the dvd drive. Be mindful that the flat flex connector on the R2 is total crap and I ruined mine, if it breaks there are replacements online. The cable isn't bad at all but the sata connectors are not tight fitting compared to other introposers, one can cram a lot of storage compared to newer machines and I had 8TB worth of drives in there at one point.
     
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    This is R1 so no mSATA slot.

    Only hope for now and it's very expensive: https://ru.aliexpress.com/item/3299...rchweb0_0,searchweb201602_,searchweb201603_53

    Could also replace the disc drive with a 2.5" caddy adapter as said
     
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    Woooha, whopping price :confused:
     
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    Holey Moley that's a crazy price!!
     
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    I sold my M18x R2 SATA interposer by itself for 100$ a couple months ago
     
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