Specs: i7-7820HQ, nVidia940M, 16GB
I left the laptop on battery power, writing to an external hdd and when I came back, found it turned off and now I can't get it to start again.
When I plug the adapter, the CPU starts heating up immediately, but no other sign of life - nothing turns on.
Do you guys think it can be fixed or the CPU/MB are fried?
By heating up, do you mean it gets so hot that you can feel it through the case? If so then very possible the CPU or motherboard is having problems. Try a reset but it sounds like a more serious problem. disconnect the battery and unplug the adapter. Now press and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Then reconnect everything and try to boot.
Do you see any flashing lights, hearing beeps, and if it is getting that hot do you smell anything like burnt electrical components?