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Yoga 730 15.6 inch dies instantly on battery

2019-03-31, 5:40 AM

Hello. This is my first post. Yesterday my new Lenovo Yoga 730 arrived after being purchased through Lenovo's website. It's beautiful, thin, sleek, powerful, ergonomic and sturdy.


However, today I was playing Kerbal Space Program (at 4k resolution) on my dining room table less than 24 hours after first booting up the machine, with the power cable plugged in, with plenty of space behind the machine, when the computer suddenly died. It wouldn't turn on for about 5 minutes and it smelled like fireworks or gunpowder or sulfur, especially near the back fan. When it did turn on it died instantly again about a minute later. I went to plug it in and it turned on but it no longer turns on when on battery power. It will instantly die if the cable is unplugged. No other devices were harmed and there is no lightning nearby.

Reminder that this machine is a day old.


The computer is pretty much maximum specifications. i7-8565u, 16 GB DDR4-2400, GTX 1050 4 GB version, 1 TB SSD, 4k multitouch screen with an active pen.


Any advice or knowledge of what went wrong would be helpful.

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