You can turn it on if you want to but would keep a close watch on it and check the case for excess heat. IMO, I would not use it but would get it checked out. Maybe it was just dust that cause an arc but then it could be something serious.
The service tag is 6279-jh1 15189212629 Express service code. I did find a little fur near the section that smoked, I've cleaned the fur out of the computer. Could that have caused the problem?Falling short of build up of dust that may have cause that or some debris, you will need to do a complete inspection of the machine, so before using that computer you will need to take it all apart. What is the service tag of the machine?
The reason I say this is because my user had a similar issue and I found a screw was touching the area where the power connector is and plastic, which caused smoke.
Could it have caused the issue? Possibly.The service tag is 6279-jh1 15189212629 Express service code. I did find a little fur near the section that smoked, I've cleaned the fur out of the computer. Could that have caused the problem?
The fur was located near the fan.For reference, you have a Dell Latitude D630 with service tag 6Z79JH1 (6279JH1 is a desktop)
Here is the service manual for this machine.
Where exactly was the fur located? (ignore the arrows, those are screw holes listed in the service manual)
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Thank you for the advice. I did not see any other debris in my computer. I also did not see any obvious damage or parts that had a cooked look.Could it have caused the issue? Possibly.
Is it certainly it caused the issue? Most definitely not! At least not without further evidence.
At a minimum, I'd go over the whole board with a magnifier looking for any signs of damage or cooked parts.