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Ozone-like smell coming from a new Edge

Question: Ozone-like smell coming from a new Edge

Hi!I have a new Edge 13 with a 6-cell battery and intel i3core. It's not been used extensively yet, perhaps for some 20+ hours total, several hours at a time. It works perfectly, everything looks fine. The only problem is that it emits an ozone-like smell while it works, sometimes more, sometimes a little less noticably. I have no technical problems whatsoever, so I'm unsure if this is something to be worried about. I'm going on a longer trip soon, and don't want for it to short-circuit or whatever.Any thoughts or, even better, similar experiences? Thanks.

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Answer: Ozone-like smell coming from a new Edge

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I bought my Acer on October 4th of this year for work. Everything was working fine as far as I know up until about 3 hours ago, when I noticed that the area to the left of the touchpad was suprisingly warm. I figured that the laptop was just working hard running Android Studio, but twenty minutes or so later the laptop turned off abruptly. Since then, it hasn't turned on again. I plugged it into a different electrical outlet and noticed that the normal charging light doesn't turn on. However, the laptop was getting extremely hot right now and I smell ozone. I called tech support and they're going to send me a return box for it. The problem is that I need a laptop for work and the tech support agent said it would take 3-4 weeks for me to get my laptop back. I bought this new laptop two and a half months ago and now I have to wait close to a month for it to be fixed? Does anyone know how to accelerate this process or have any recommendations about what to do? It wouldn't be that big of deal, except I sort of need to work in order to pay rent.

Answer:Aspire E5-774 Series - Won't turn on. Ozone smell ...

Sorry this has happened. Please send me a private message and we'll see what we can do to help you.

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I just recently built this computer. And today while I was playing a game I noticed an odd smell coming from it. It was almost like a new plastic smell. It is not a typcial burning smell but then again I've never smelled anything electrical burning. I did get a new video card for christmas but I had been playing games on the computer for days before and I didn't get any smells from it. Anyways here are the specs on my computer

Intel D915GAG Motherboard
Intel Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz Processor
ATI RX600 128Mb PCI Express Graphics Card
Windows XP Pro
Maxtor 200gig Harddrive
2 - 512 Samsung Memory Sticks
Sony CD Burner & DVD Drive

The only fans that I have in the case is the fan in the front of the case, one in the side panel, and of course the processor fan. I took out one fan because I was instructed to do so because it was above the processor fan.
Any help will be so greatly appreciated. I would like to be able to play my games again.

[EDIT] The computer continued to work fine after I quit the game - No weird sounds or anything occurred. The fans wound back down to normal - etc.
 

Answer:Odd Smell Coming From Computer

Can anyone help me? Maybe my power supply is going out?
 

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Okay, so anyone who read my last topic will know that I was planning on getting a new PC. Well, I have the new PC now.

It works great, beyond great, actually, but I have concerns about the liquid cooling fan.

I know it has to be working quite well, because even when running a high-resource demanding game on the highest resolution, I can put my hand on the top of the PC and it's actually a little bit below room temperature (despite the powerful hardware), my only concern is that it seems to be creating a bit of a smell.

It's nothing that smells like burning, or anything really bad, it's just this smell, I guess you could say it smells a little like oil (not sure how to describe it specifically), I'm just wondering if this is perfectly normal for a new water cooling fan to do, and it'll just go away after awhile, or if this is something serious.

Answer:Is it normal for this smell to be coming from my PC?

I can't tell you it is serious or not. I really don't know exactly what you are smelling. But, I have had 2 closed loop water coolers in the past and neither smelled. Just check and make sure there are no leaks and that the pump is running 100%. That and noise is about all you can go by. If it is leaking, remove it from the case ASAP and RMA it.

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Hi guys, recently I decided to install a GPU for my old PC, I ordered a Powercolour Radeon HD 6850. After about 30 minutes of Ultra graphics on Warframe I got a grey screen with vertical lines, I read that this was a cause of the PSU and GPU. I got this screen 2 more times on 2 different games and now I can smell a burning sensation from my PC, I opened it up and luckily no parts look or are damaged, what is the cause of this?
SPECS
AMD FX 4100 /
CIT 500cb 500w PSU /
2 x 4 gb 1333mhz Ram /
2 x 500gv HDD /
2 x DVD / RW Drives /
TL; DR Burning smell from PC after installing HD 6850, I'm suspecting Power Supply

Answer:Burning Smell Coming From PC

check your temps using speedfan

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Hi, I recently built myself a new computer, nothing overly special, Sempron 3400+, nVidia 6600 graphics, my 2 harddrives and dvd burner with a 400W power supply but after 8 hours of running smoothly and cleanly a nasty acrid smell started to come from the PSU(and frankly was making me feel queasy in the lungs!).

The computer seemed to be working just fine(so far) and no really apparant problems, however for the time being I have turned it off.

My best guess is that the PSU is faulty causing an acrid smell like that. As far as I know, the 400W psu should be able to cope with 3 drives, the 6600 and motherboard.

Is this just a matter of getting a new PSU to fix the problem? Or is there other problems I should look out for that can cause either this almost poisonous smell and how do I check for them.
 

Answer:Acrid Smell Coming from PSU

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All of a sudden my desktop started having a hot smell coming from it and I can not hear the fan running. How can clean it out inside without having to take it some place. Will having an external(regular household fan) help?
 

Answer:Hot smell coming from desktop, can't hear fan run

If you SMELL something HOT you are having an OVERHEATING problem. First things first take a can of compressed AIR (available even at walmart for like 5 bucks) Nd blow out the ENTIRE case making sure to completely clean out the fan on the CPU and the case fans. Make sure your heatsink is properly secured to the CPU. Get all dirt and debris out from the case as well. Have you been able to determine WHERE the smell is coming from? The HD, CPU, PSU?
 

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I was cleaning my computer of all the dust. the only thing I changed was turning the heatsink the other way becuase initially I was told it was in the wrong way, Im thinking thats maybe the problem. Although I did manage to cram some wires to the side but I don't think thats the issue. the comp booted up perfectly but the smell was instant so I shut it down.

Specs:
c2d e6600
heatsink: zalman 95(the one with the big orange coils)
7900 gs
2 gig g-skill


the heatsinks fan was originally facing the side, I then changed it to face down. I added some thermal grease to.

Answer:Burning smell coming from computer

did you remove the original thermal paste right???

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I put in a little GT 610 graphics card about a week ago and everything has been fine since, I get up this morning and now there is the smell of burning dust coming from my computer.

I opened up the case, checked the fans, checked all the hardware, checked for burnt items on the motherboard and all seem to be in order, I checked what temps of things i could with the speccy program and all are in the normal range.

The computer is running fine, no slow downs or anything, can anyone suggest to me something else to look for, the smell of burning dust is quite strong though not overwhelming by any means.

Thanks
TC

Answer:smell of burning dust coming from computer

Hello TC,

Have you already gave the inside of your case a good cleaning and blowing out any dust?

How does the PSU look? Don't open the PSU because it can electrocute you even when unplugged. Only look through the grill.

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Built it about 3 months ago. Smelled burning a couple days ago. I immediately unplugged everything and opened it up to try to find where the smell was coming from. I *think* it was from the power supply, but not absolutely sure... the smell went away pretty quickly once I opened the case.

Anyways, I thought that it could possibly be dust? I hadn't really cleaned it since I built it, and it was quite dusty. I ran down to Walgreens and bought a can of air and cleaned it out... haven't smelled burning since.

Could it just be that some dust fell on something hot, and all it needed was a good cleaning? Or should I be worried about my power supply or video card? (Before I turned off my comp, I checked my video card temps... it was fine)

Any thoughts?

Thanks

Answer:I sniffed a burning smell coming from my computer...

I have had so many "burning smell" experiences with my computer its not even funny, there's about 4 things that usually can smell, PSU, motherboard, your CPU paste if your HSF comes loose, or like you said dust getting hot, both times my PSU and MOBO smelled it was already after they died, so I would just double check if the HSF was secure and if it doesn't smell no more I wouldn't worry about it xD.

I've only had my computer since January and I've already had every one of those things happen to me except the dust cause the computer hasn't worked long enough to get dusty lol xD

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There is a weird chemical smell coming out of my laptop since a few days,i don't know why.The first time i smelled it i turned off my computer as fast as i could,i never touched it since 4 four days,the smell decreased by time.I really fear using my laptop now. When i turned it on last time,everything just worked fine,beside the smell of course.My laptop is a Pavilion x360 Red,i don't know the entire name but if this helps then it's fine.I would start to move everything to my home computer after i got the answer. I hope this smell doesn't affect the hard drive and disk drive inside my laptop and that i don't loose anything important.Thanks for answering!

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Hello, I've left my computer on for a week as I host a server for a few friends.
I could not restart it as I was away from home,and was monitoring my computer with TeamViewer.
However when I come home my computer smells weird, so I inspect it and find out that the water cooling pump for my cpu is not working and it is the source of the smell.

My computer is still able to work normally, and the smell seems to disappear when I turn off my watercooling system. However I don't want to do anything that I shouldn't and break my computer. I suspect that it is a burnt wire with the pump's power supply, but that's it. Please help.

Answer:Water cooling pump not spinning, weird smell coming from it when on.

ToxicFyre,
Sorry to hear this and maybe complete spec's on the cooling system with some detail pictures would help. I would start with the fluid quality, reservoir and pump. It sounds like you need to change out the pump and retest the system for air and torture test it for cooling. With luck it's just the fluid smelling from over heating and not a burned up mobo. I would open the back up and look very closely for any odd discolorations and sniff the board as well then move to the front and remove the cards and with a bright light look for the same discolorations and odor from the board.

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Hi everyone, I've owned my X220 for about 6 weeks and it's been working fine - great battery life and so on. But the other day I noticed that the bottom part of the LCD screen is coming away from the black plastic border. I called Lenovo to ask about a repair or return as I'm worried it'll just get worse. The guy promptly told me if the computer was still working and it was only cosmetic damage, that it wouldn't be covered. It's clearly a manufacturing fault...any advice?Cheers,Paul 

Answer:x220 screen edge coming apart!

Hi there, Yep it's: P484G0MThanks,Paul

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Hello, I received a new Yoga 2 Pro and the glass screen is popping out of the top on the bottom left corner. It's under warranty so I could take it in but I was wondering first if there's an easy fix. Is there a screw somewhere I can tighten?

Answer:YP2 screen coming out of bezel/edge

Pics plz 

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Microsoft Edge Released for iOS and Coming Soon to Android

Microsoft Edge was released today for iOS and coming soon for Android. Both of these releases are coming preview mode with only the iOS version available today via the Apple TestFlight program. The Android version is still in beta and will be coming soon.

As Microsoft has not been able to create a sizeable dent in the mobile market, it makes sense to bridge the gap between Windows 10 and the two biggest mobile operating systems; Apple iOS and Google Android. This is most visible with their Continue on PC feature that is available in Insider Preview builds and the upcoming Fall Creators Update.

With this feature, Edge users on iOS and Android will be able to transfer what they are reading or working on to their PC. If they are reading a new article or working on a doc on their mobile phone, they can click a button and transfer it automatically to their PC so they can continue working on it at their computer.
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To further increase interoperability between mobile and Windows, Edge will synch your favorites, reading list, history, and books between all devices. Also included in the mobile version of Microsoft Edge is voice search, QR code scanning, and InPrivate browsing.

To get access to the Edge Preview for iOS, you need to be part of the Windows Insider program and using the latest preview build. You can then signup for the Microsoft Edge preview at this page.Click to expand...
 

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Hiany issues with the last windows 10 update april 2017 as now i have a problem with Edge 'not responding' when coming out of sleep mode.chrome also locks up and i have trouble displaying video content eg bbc sports video clips with both edge and chrome.all drivers are upto date ,browser history etc has been cleared.restarting cures the problem until i close in sleep mode again.any ideas??thank you

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Hello everyone,

First post here and thanks for allowing me to be a part of the community!

My first question is while attempting to pin a website to the task bar in Edge I followed the directions and selected the "3 dots menu" and then selected "open with IE" option as instructed.

When I click on the webpage icon in the task bar the site indeed comes up but it is in Internet Explorer rather than Edge. Is there any way I can pin the site to the task bar and have it launch in Edge rather than IE? I understand it opens in IE because I opened the website in Edge and then told it to open with IE.

When I tried pinning the tab to the task bar in Edge I got the universal red circle with the line through it so I couldn't pin it unless I opened it in IE.

Ive noticed when I pin a website to the Start Menu that it will open in Edge. Is it not possible to have this happen by using the task bar?

Thanks so much for your help.

Appreciate interacting with you folks very much.

best,

rick

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Hey
So my dell latitude 3340-bought 2 years ago has for sometime been losing its rubber edge. Its coming off the whole unit now-makes it hard to use. Should this be happening? I read somewhere some dell lattiudes were doing this and rubber beign replaced free due to a heating issue?
Art3

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I bought my 950 as this service/facility was and still is advertised, myself and many other users cant use the function because it does not work,
I want my devices to sync, Bookmarks and reading list, it cant be that difficult? Also sms on laptop would be nice seeing as it worked for a few weeks,
how about giving us a manual sync button so we can force activate the sync feature for Edge browser.

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Question: Ozone's config

I am multibooting Ubuntu 16.04, Windows 10 Insider and Windows 7
My main OS for work is Windows 7, Ubuntu is for university, and Windows 10 is for fun (testing and gaming).
I am using Firefox for work.
Chrome in Sandboxie with container folder in ramdisk is for web browsing.
Extensions are tweaked to work together.

Also I prefer free solution for security as I am currently "poor" student
 

Answer:Ozone's config

Great config thanks for sharing it
 

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oooookayyyy i have a new laptop(bought in feb) i am using an ozone with it. the ozone connects by usb and has a sound card built into it
noowwwww when i play music either from windows media player or using the ozone (in reason) i sometimes get LOUD pops and cracks through my speakers(the laptop speakers are disabled) this happens with headphones also. what is the problem? can it be fixed?
 

Answer:ozone with my laptop

Originally posted by housefly31:
i am using an ozone with it Click to expand...

What in the world is a "ozone"?

I thought that was only in the atmosphere
 

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I am multibooting Ubuntu 16.04, Windows 10 Insider and Windows 7
My main OS for work is Windows 7, Ubuntu is for university, and Windows 10 is for fun (testing and gaming).
I am using Firefox with ReHIPS for work.
Chrome (portable) with Sandboxie with container folder in ramdisk is for web browsing.
Extensions are tweaked to work together.

Updates are automatic, but they are delayed for 1-3 days to avoid problems.
I am using mainly portable apps and I have USB "toolbox" which contains additional program/tools like scanners, archivers, editors, browsers, ...

Tools in USB "toolbox" won't be in config, only programs I have in PC are there.

Tweaks:
Avast ? Hardened mode
DNS only via DNSCrypt or VPN
WFC ? secure boot
Chrome can connect only via VPN (firewall rule)
IPv6 disabled
 

Answer:Ozone's layered config

Great config thanks for sharing it
 

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I am multibooting Ubuntu 16.04, Windows 10 Insider and Windows 7
My main OS for work is Windows 7, Ubuntu is for university, and Windows 10 is for fun (testing and gaming).
I am using Firefox (stable) with ReHIPS for work.
Cent (portable) with Sandboxie with container folder in ramdisk is for web browsing.
Firefox Nightly is for testing new functions.
Extensions are tweaked to work together.

Updates are automatic, but they are delayed for 1-3 days to avoid problems.
I am using mainly portable apps and I have USB "toolbox" which contains additional program/tools like scanners, archivers, editors, browsers, ...

Tools in USB "toolbox" won't be in config, only programs I have in PC are there.

Windows 7 Tweaks:
Avast ? Hardened mode
VoodooShield ? Always On
ReHIPS ? Standard, lockdown mode ? Without GUI only
WFC ? Medium filtering, secure boot
DNS only via DNSCrypt or VPN
Cent browser can connect only via VPN (firewall rule)
Disabled IPv6
Disabled AutoPlay/Autorun
Disabled Remote Assistance
Disabled Remote Registry Access
Removed Internet Explorer
Blocked Processes: cscript.exe, wscript.exe, powershell.exe, powershell_ise.exe

Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview

Spoiler: Windows 10 config
Operating System: Windows 10
OS Edition: Pro
OS Build: Insider Preview build 15055
OS Architecture: 64-bit
User Access Control: Default
Firewall: Windows Firewall
OS Security Updates: Automatic Updates
OS File Reputation: Smartscreen for Windows 10
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Answer:Ozone's config (multiboot)

Great config thanks for sharing it
 

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Desktop J3000 115 - Windows Vista Home -  Norton Security I have developed this problem in the last two months. I try to download files, anything from a jpg on hotmail to a service patch. It tells me it's downloading, gives me the time remaining bar and al lthat, says it's going to a temprary folder (or where I have assigned it to go), the bar message dissapears and the file is....NOWHERE. It seems to disappear. It does not appear in a folder I assign it to. There is nothing in my temporary folders. I havebeen messing with this for a couple weeks..I can not figure it out. help ?

Answer:Downloads disappear into the ozone

may be norton is blocking it?just a thought...have you checked out?

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I am multibooting Ubuntu 16.04, Windows 10 Insider and Windows 7
My main OS for work is Windows 7, Ubuntu is for university, and Windows 10 is for fun (testing and gaming).
I am using Firefox with ReHIPS for work.
Chrome (portable) with Sandboxie with container folder in ramdisk is for web browsing.
Extensions are tweaked to work together.

Updates are automatic, but they are delayed for 1-3 days to avoid problems.
I am using mainly portable apps and I have USB "toolbox" which contains additional program/tools like scanners, archivers, editors, browsers, ...

Tools in USB "toolbox" won't be in config, only programs I have in PC are there.

Tweaks:
Avast ? Hardened mode
DNS only via DNSCrypt or VPN
WFC ? secure boot
Chrome can connect only via VPN (firewall rule)
IPv6 disabled
 

Answer:Ozone's free config

Great config thanks for sharing it
 

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(Similar to another post I found here on Google but not quite)
My PC runs mostly 24/7. It just stopped working before my eyes. I woke it from screensaver, plugged in a wireless mouse and then my Monitor "No Signal, Monitor is going to sleep", then the fans and PC just quit with an ever so slight whiff of ozone (electric spark smell) but very weak. The "blue" power light was still on and I had to unplug it to turn that off. It wouldn't come back on at all. I took it out and cleaned it good, cleaned the power supply fans too etc...

I plugged it back in,(about 10 min later) I turned it on, the power supply fan and the backup overheat fan came on but nothing else and the Blue light (power button turns blue) didn't come on. when I clicked the button it wouldn't shut off the fans, I had to kill the power switch in back. I replaced the power supply about 2 years ago (?) I'm hoping it's just the power supply, it there a way to test the power supply with a meter or something, I'm unemployed and on a very tight budget.
 

Answer:Solved: Computer just quit smelled ozone

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I don't know where to go for this, I've searched google and found nothing about this.

I fell the other day and my Dell E771MM fell with me. It's an excellent crt monitor with a built in mic (on the top) and speakers.

I heard a quick decompression sound (like air coming out) that happened in about a second.

It doesn't smell like burning electronic boards (I've blown an amp in my car and it's a sweet smell burning smell).

This smell is kind of sweet (bare with me, it's hard to put a finger on). It somewhat smells like clean sheets. At other times it's like a chemical. It saturates the taste in my mouth and the air coming from lungs. The smell has lasted in the room for more than 3 days after the monitor was moved outside.

I know I've busted a (turned off) tv screen before while extracting the copper from the back of the tube (working on multiple crt monitors and tvs thrown out from spring clean up). The decompressed air comes out and stinks up everything (my friend's whole garage--and it lasted for months!), this smells the same.

I've left the house and I taste it hours after brushing my teeth (partially from breathing). I have had minor trouble breathing (tightness, feel like I was in a humid room or after swimming for a long time).

I've researched that ozone is found in the air after thunder storms and happens when electricity arc interacts with oxygen and attaches additional oxygen molecules. O3... Read more

Answer:Please help w/ my Dell E771MM!!! CRT Monitor stinks smells like ozone?

Unplug the monitor immediately and take it outside.

Although not an expert on repairing CRT TVs and Monitors, what you are describing indicates something in the unit's transformer or other circuitry has malfunctioned. It is very possible for electric devices to emit high levels of ozone when damaged (in the case of a monitor, this can happen even if it is turned off but still plugged in).

Given you have already had breathing issues, it is not worth risking your health or that of your babies and kittens by attempting to keep or fix this monitor. Take it outside (not in the garage or carport - totally outside in open air) immediately. Although I'm normally a fan of recycling, don't put it in your car. If you can legally dispose of it using curbside trash pickup or a dumpster, do so ASAP.

On a brighter note, repl. monitors have dropped in price. You should be able to find a decent 20-22" flatscreen for about $120-$150. If the budget doesn't allow this, a decent used 17" CRT can be found at many used PC stores for between $15-$25.

Not preaching...I just have a thing for babies, kittens and being able to take a deep breath without pain.
 

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What do u think of this headset I am alot into gaming and I am in a tight budget and these seem to fit right in it they have the sickest style theyre cheap and they have good sound quality is it worth it or are there any other headsets which outclass these if the are please Message me them down below

Budget is 50 euros top I know its not alot but I have to work with those
 

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Question: Do I smell??

This is my second post and no one ever helps me out, the person with a new laptop stole the show with replies, do i stink or something...lol
Please help me if you can,
Thanks,
Nick
 

Answer:Do I smell??

Ok I didn't see ur previous post, could you explain ur problem??
 

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So I built a new comp:

-AMD Phenom x4 @ 3.4
-Radeon HD 5770 Hawk
-2 x 2 Gigabyte Gskillz 12800 (9-9-9-24) @ 1600
-MSI 880GM-35
-APEVIA X-QBOII X-QBOII-NW-AL/500 Black / Silver SECC Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case with 500W Power Supply.

I was playing WoW Max settings on dual accounts (just leveling to 20) and I started to smell a slight hint of something funny (plastic like) the smell sort of dissipated, but I was wondering if I should just play it safe and get a bigger psu (600 maybe?) or if I am overreacting to a new gaming rig smell.

Thanks
-Warren

Answer:New PSU Smell or...

You don't need a bigger power supply, you just need a good power supply. Junk the Apevia and buy a Corsair or a Antec.

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Question: smell

hi i am new here , i wonder if u can help me.i am getting a wierd smell coming from my tower ,could it be a fault plz thx, olliex

Answer:smell

What does it smell like? Burning?

The situations during which I had burning smells coming from my tower were usually due to a fan with broken bearings or a clump of dust that got stuck in a heatsink.

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I have recently purchased (very cheaply) a pc that I am breaking up and using the bits for upgrading some systems. it works ok, but selled a bit when running. when I opened the case I was greeted with a truly awfull stink-like a busy pubs ashtrays that havnt been emptied in a month. It came out of a house of V heavy chain smokers and as I am a non smoker it made me give a little heave at first whiff. I've stripped the case down to bare metal and will chuck it in the sink. various other bits will get a wipe down with a damp cloth and left to dry, and I might just junk the fans even though they run smoothly enough, but the M/B and psu concern me. I can see the layer of nicotine on the board (and the graphics card too) but am wondering what to do about it. I have a bottle of alcohol which I have used on some stuff in the past with sucess, but am a little wary of applying it to the board in case it just washes the gunge into somewhere inaccessable.THe psu also smells the same, with a tacky-and-covered-in-dust appearance, inside and out.Any thoughts, anyone?WTM

Answer:Getting the smell out of a PC

OK Definetly clean it but BE CAREFUL! If it gets in the tiniest bit damp dry it before you put it in! If not you coul have some nice homemade fireworks!

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Question: Smell from PC

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) M120, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2812 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 336 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223921 MB, Free - 129686 MB; D: Total - 14248 MB, Free - 2350 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 95 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 363F
Antivirus: Computer Security, Updated and Enabled

Hi i recently had the fan changed in my computer and it is making a smell but not really a burning smell. Could the new fan be making the smell or something else? Thank you for any help you can give me.
 

Answer:Smell from PC

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ok- i have been going over a few of the newer posts tonight. as always- there are a few people wanting opinions on "which gaming card?", or "how much ram?", or "how's this for my new computer?".
i am not picking on anyone, don't worry.
i just wanted to bring something to attention, and hear the feedback/debate that results.

ok- i have had a number of different computers at my old age of 22, and with each computer, (usually) the speed/size of each component increases.
i'll tell you this though- my setup now (see my sig) runs my dsl internet connection, my paint shop pro 7, and microsoft Word just as well as the 500mhz pIII w/ 64mb ram and a 20.5 gig hdd that i owned years ago. keep in mind the apps that i just mentioned, and note that there are no games of any sort listed there!
does anyone else see where i'm going with this? where is the idea coming from that you must spend so much money to have a pc, when all you want to use it for is solitare and surfing the net?
 

Answer:does anyone else smell overkill?

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Question: Smell a virus

Right i'm not sure if i had a virus or just software problems.
Here the story, i was look'in for stuff in a bad side of town and got stung. Now spend hours removing it. Everything seem to work ok, but i still feel as thou i've still got something.

pmkjk.dll was one of the files that was removed(used methods shown on this forum)
later appear on anti-virus scan and then was removed by it(avg free)

Can ayone suggest a very setailed way to check i got a virus or others without doing massive head sugery.

Also can someone tell me if PC tool firewall is any good.

p.s got hijack this if required(not a cule how this works require training. Suggests?)
 

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hi you may think this is a strange problemi have just been given a pc from my brotherwho bult a new pc and gave me the old onethe porblem is my brothers partner likes toto wear strong perfume which has been suckedinto the pc i have and intolerance of strong perfumeswhich can give me hay fever like symptoms when i opened the case it evedent that it neededcleaning mostly the fans and heat sinks which i didbut there is still some smell coming out of itwhen its runningcan any one help

Answer:perfume smell from pc

When i go round to fix friends computers and they smoke, there inside of the PC smells like an ashtray! One friend gave me a computer and he smoked like a trooper, so you can imagine the smell! What i did was removed everything, including the motherboard and cleaned everything with a paintbrush to get the surface dust off. I then hoovered the inside, removed the power supply and hoovered that. When everything was out i then ran a damp cloth inside and out, waited for it to air then put everything back

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Question: New laptop smell

I just opened my new thinkpad T430 and was met by a strong smell.It doesn't smell good, and it smells just like horses smell. Or rather what comes out of them. I had to distance myself from the laptop and started unpacking some accessories, and they smell more or less the same, not as strong, but still the same smell. It is a bit disappointing and it feels like i just got a product which was made in a stable and it currently prevents me from using it. It would be helpful to avoid this smell with future products, and any advice on how to reduce it in my laptop is very welcome. Otherwise, I'm very happy with my laptop.

Answer:New laptop smell

That is most unusual.  Is it possible that the parcel delivery service used a vehicle that hauled bags of fertilizer? The good news is that it should disappear in time.  Speaking from experience as a horseman, when one works in a stable, one no longer notices the smell of manure.

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Question: Burning Smell

Hey everyone am using a HP Pavilion DV7 I usually have it on all the time and never had any problems with it before till earlier today. Its started to smell like it was burning but the laptop its self was not hot or overheating at all. Not sure what to do, the fan is working and I leave a lot of room around it to get some air. Can someone please help me out and tell me what i should do to fix this.

Answer:Burning Smell

Hi,Are you certain the smell is coming from the laptop? It could be the ac power adapter if that was plugged in. regards,erico

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Question: Burning smell...

I built a gaming rig about a year and a half ago, and it's been working perfectly up until yesterday. I'll go ahead and list the specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.02GHz
RAM: 3GB DDR2
Motherboard: Gigabyte 965P-DS3 (Socket 775)
Graphics: VW26L HDTV10F @ 1360x768 NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB
Hard Drive: 500GB Seagate ST3500630AS
Generic 550W PSU

Anyway, just yesterday I tried playing Tropico 3 (which really isn't a resource hog, I don't think) and it emitted a burning smell after a few minutes of playing. I instantly shut my computer off and the smell was completely gone within 15 minutes. A couple of hours later, I tried playing again and received the same results. I won't be playing any game or even running Pro Tools until I resolve this. Does this have anything to do with my recent upgrade to a 26" monitor? I've gotten this smell once before on my 22" monitor, but I blame The Sims 3 and how it absolutely hogs up every single resource on your computer. I haven't tried any FPS, although Fallout 3 worked perfectly on the highest settings for a good hour.... it just boggles my mind.

I assume I need a new PSU (I know I have a cheap MB), but I want to be 100% sure before I drop $70 on it. Anyone know what else could be the problem? I took the case off yesterday and cleaned most, if not all of the dust in and around the fans with a bottle of compressed air. It gets proper ventilation, and always has.

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Answer:Burning smell...

It could honestly be a lot of things depending on where the burning smell is coming from. You should start diagnosing this problem by monitoring internal temperatures with some software like SpeedFan. If your core temps are looking okay, then it may be your graphics card and/or monitor. Has anything been spilled anywhere on the computer recently?

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Question: T400s smell?

I have just started using the T400s a few hours a day to set things up.  I have noticed however, a slight, burning smell that nauseates you.  It actually makes you cough once in a while.  Is that common?  I have never had this experience with other laptops.   

Answer:T400s smell?

 No, it is not usual.  If any electronics exhibit any type of burning smell the best idea is to unplug them immedately and contact the manufacturer.As a side note, I would make sure that you didn't leave any scratch protective plastic wrapping or the like attached to the system, because that will melt at a much lower temperature then system components.sdr09 wrote:I have just started using the T400s a few hours a day to set things up.  I have noticed however, a slight, burning smell that nauseates you.  It actually makes you cough once in a while.  Is that common?  I have never had this experience with other laptops.     





Thinkpad T500-2081 CTO | T9400 2.53GHz | 8 GB RAM | ATI HD3650 + Intel GM45 | 15.4" LED WXGA+ | Windows 10 | ATI Catalyst 13.1 (non-switchable)Thinkpad 390x | PII 333 | 256mb ram | NeoMagic 256AV | SVGA LCD | OS/2 v4.52

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Question: Weird Smell

Yesterday I dusted out my computer. I only used an old t-shirt and q-tips, no chemicals at all. I took off the fans (the one near the power source, and two others, but not the processor fan), cleaned them, and replaced them. The power source fan and one other fan blow out, one fan blows in.All day I've been smelling something like burnt hair. When I try smelling around my computer, I can't smell it, but sitting at the desk I can. I'm not sure if I'm going crazy, or if it's something wrong with my computer.Could my computer be making this smell, or am I crazy and it's just something else in the house?I run SpeedFan, and it tells me nothing's wrong.

Answer:Weird Smell

The smell could be anything electronic with resistors or other carbon and waffer based semi-conductor to smell like hair. If you smelt something fishy smelling thats usually electrolyte from capacitors, they often let you know to their failure though with a hissing or a loud pop or bang when they blow their tops. Have you smelt around other devices, ac adapters, battery backups, monitor etc?

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I have had this for about a month or so now.
I am using an :
Antec P182 case
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX MB
E8400 core 2 duo
gigabyte 8800gt gpu
patriot viper 4gb ddr2 800
ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Seagate SV35.2 ST3500630SV 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

I cannot figure out what the hell is causing this smell. It is a fume of some sort, it usually happens when my rig has been under instense usage, such as playing Age of Conan or anything that puts the hardware under a full load.

That being said, this fume is coming out that I cannot locate upon sniff test, it smells like a chemical of some sort and after a while sort of burns the eyes a little bit and you can somewhat taste it and feel it irritating the back of the throat. Someone please help, I am getting kind of desperate.
 

Answer:New Rig, bad smell/fumes?

if your using a liquid cooling system that might be teh reason the tube could have a leak and the heat coming from your cpu could be circulating that
 

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I'm very happy with my new T430 (speed, ease of set up, wireless, etc.) with one HUGE exception which is the smell.  Like other ThinkPad users have reported, I have noted a plastic, chemical smell that emits from the left side vents. It smells fainly like band aids to me, and is much stronger if you sniff the air coming out of the vents.   I've had the computer for almost a month now and used it several times a week, for several hours at a time, and it doesn't appear to be abating.  To the degree it is, it's also possible that I am just getting used to it.  I sent it to the Lenovo Service Center and they told me that they just didn't note a smell.   The customer service person who contacted me didn't know if someone had opened it or not to see whether a wire or a plastic component was getting overheated.  I'm really pleased with everything else, so I'm bummed at this point to have this problem.  I'm expecting to keep this computer for several years (which is why I purchased a Lenovo,) but when it comes time to replace, I may have to look at other brands!  Again, in all other ways it's terrific, so I'll have to see how it goes.

Answer:Happy with everything except for the smell!

Put it outside (somewhere safe and away from liquids) and have it run a burnin (full CPU/GPU power) overnight. Should clear out most of the smell.

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I have an HP Media Center m7480. I use it for my music, TV, and Movie entertainment. It has been great until about a week ago. There is now a electrical "hot" smell coming from the unit located at the top rear of the machine (main power cord plugs into it as well). The system still works, it just smells hot now. I dusted and cleared some potential ventilation issues, but I am sure the damage is already done and just need to replace what is burned.

I am a beginning Computer guy and would like to fix it myself. Do I need to replace that entire upper unit or can I find the exact piece that may be getting hot and replace it.

Also, what may be the best options to keep them from heating up so much in the future (other than better cleaning and dusting practices).
 

Answer:Burning smell

If it is continuous then you need to replace power supply.
 

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Well everything turned back on after my last power failure but I still smell a burning smell in it. Its not near as bad as the other one was. I have monitored all the system temps and everything is o.k.

Is it possible that because of the intense smell before, it left some residual smell in the MOBO?
 

Answer:New PSU same burning smell

Might just be little smell from the old.
Sometimes is normal for slight burnt smell on new PSU, especially some of the cheap generic ones.

What brand & model PSU is the new? save the reciept just incase it fries too, ya never know may have ta RMA!
 

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Burning Smell

I am running a HP a600n, Win XP Home, 512 MB Ram, AMD 2700.

Today I started to smell something that resembles buring plastic. I could smell it coming out of the back of my PC and the power cord was somewhat hot to the touch. Not too hot to touch just hotter than I thought it should be. Anyway I opened up my PC and my video card is pretty hot. It is an old card, nvida 64mb, that I have been running for about a year, after being retired for several years. Are video cards usually hot to the touch? I thought it might be my power supply but that does have an overbearing smell and it is not hot to the touch. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Am I hurting my PC by running it and is my video card the possible culprit? Thanks in advance for your help.
 

Answer:Burning Smell

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I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question so please bear with me. My computer has started to smell... It starts after an hour or so and seems to me that the fan is blowing it out. The strange thing is that when I took the cover off there is so sign of anything wrong and nothin inside the stack has a smell at all. lt was a little dusty that was all and I blew that out. Any ideas as to what could be causing it - if it is something that will cost a lot to replace/repair I will have to try and replace it later on.

Any help will be appreciated - micio
 

Answer:Solved: Smell

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Hi Guys am starting to smell somthing like burning rubber not realy sure if its rubber when i on the pc there is no smell what so ever but when i run MW3 at full Graphics the smell starts so what is this smell ? is it the video card ?

Answer:Burning Smell

The chances are that one of the fans is burning up at high RPM. It could be the video card, heatsink, case, or even the power supply fan in that order. Isn't the smell more of an electricity related smell?

The chances of you getting burned in MW3 is discounted

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I noticed a faint burning smell in my PC so I checked the temperature and it read 50C not under load. So i decided to install my Asus Probe and I keep getting this flashing and beeping sound warning me that +12V out of threshold It's at 13,696V how do I get it down to normal???
 

Answer:Need help smell burning in my PC!!!

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Well I was installing 4 more case fans ( not attached to my fan controller) next to my video card because I was overclocking it some. After I got done I plugged everything back in and booted my computer up. All my case fans started spinning fine then all of the sudden my cathode lights flicker and I immidiately unplugged the power from the tower. I then smelled a faint burning smell and a crackling noise, kind of like a monitor when you plug it in. Will overloading a power supply fry everything or will it just not work? WHen I was picking my computer up and putting it back on my desk I think i bent one of the cathode lights (would that short it out, then in turn short out my fan controller?).

Please note that I know for a fact that it was not my video card that caused the problem.
 

Answer:I smell burning... UH OH

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Hiya folks. It's your favourite pain in the tukus. I have accepted my fate with the previous E-machines.
Now I'm working on another curb side special.
This one booted up when I brought it home, but couldn't, ( or wouldn't), download drivers.
After stripping the last computer that you tried to help me with, ( THE E-MACHINES t-2824), I went back to work on this one.
This time, the computer shut itself down after about one minute. There was a DISTINCT burning smell, Although NO smoke nor, hot to the touch components).
I tend to think it may be a power source short, but REALLY WISH TO HAVE your INPUT.

Answer:Burned smell

Sounds like the PSU to me as well.

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I smelt someting burning from the system case. While pc was on, the fan from the power supply was not turning. It is an antec power supply. The pc runs good, no sound or anything else. the power supply is new, so it's not dirty. Why is this?
 

Answer:burning smell

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last few days electrical burning smell coming from computer last night it went with a bang,change power supply unit today and got back up and running but had to go out, only gone half hour, when arrived back smell of burning again any ideas where to go from here would be great.

Answer:burning smell

It might be a good idea to make an immediate backup of all your important documents, etc."any ideas where to go from here"Probably down to your local DIY store to buy a foam fire extinguisher in case the PC bursts into flames

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Question: Whats that Smell?

Alright, here is my deal, I installed my first water cooling system not long ago and it is working like a charm (60-64c to 34-38c). I intent to do some minor overclocking just so I can get my hand into it (I have not overclocked yet). Well last night I noticed an unusual smell coming from my case, it smelled a lot like anti-freeze. I turned my PC off and opened it and the smell was stronger. I checked all the tubing and all of the water blocks and radiators for signs of water but I could not find any. Is this part of my water cooling system just setting in or do I have a sneaky leak on my hands? Thanks ahead of time.
 

Answer:Whats that Smell?

are you using antifreeze as your coolant?

If so... it seems you must have a very tiny/slow leak if you couldn't find it. Probably something leaked out a drop or 2 and it hit the hot metal of the waterblock and vapourized... giving you the smell.
 

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For about a year and a half I have been running a Radeon 5870 on my machine, but about a month ago I switched it out for a GTX 580. The very first time the new card was under load, I began to smell what I thought at the time was 'burnt dust,' as the GTX runs pretty hot under load. The smell was a bit annoying, and even abrasive enough to give me a scratchy throat during a prolonged gaming session (thought it was in my head). Fast forward about a month, and the smell has only gotten worse. I've since cleaned out my case, but that didn't help. The GPU does run hot, and the smell seemed to be originating from it, so I put my Radeon back in to check and see if that would solve the problem. It didn't; the smell persisted. Sniffing around my machine, the smell seems to be coming from my PSU, which made sense as the GTX requires a bit more power than the Radeon, but I was under the impression that if a PSU was burning out or failing, my PC wouldn't run, and it was running just fine.

Basically I want to know if I should replace the PSU. It's an 800 Watt ATX PSU by Cyberpower (I didn't think they made their own components). Could that be the source of the smell, or should I try something else first? At +12V, it says it runs 50A, which should be enough to run the GTX just fine. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Odd Burning Smell -Help Please

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My pc has a electrical smell comming from it when turned on for a short time.  The fan is running and I have pulled the cpu out of it's encloser with the same result.  Resently, the computer has shut itself off, is this related?  The HP pavillon runs windows XP. 

Answer:electrical smell

sounds like something is overheating or overheated clean out the case and also check for anything that might be burning inside.

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Help needed please.PC has been on for a few hours when we noticed what I can only descride as a 'burning smell.About six month ago I fitted a new PSU a Jeantec 500w in and a new graphics card.Taken the side off and noticed the 'fan' on the graphic card is not turning. Is that right or wrong?. It was very hot.It as a bit dusty inside so i've cleaned it, could that be causing the smell also.Your advice would be very welcome.Brian

Answer:Burning smell from PC

Turn it off do not use it, it appears that your graphic card has been overheating due to the fan not working, if your very lucky you might be able to change the fan, if not a new graphic card is indicated.

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Hey guys, I'm back

I posted a while ago about problems with my built comp - http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=349248&page=1&pp=15

It did, in fact, turn out to be a power supply problem, so I bought a new one from Thermaltake (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153006) and it ran fine all summer long. So today, you know, regular day, I turn on my comp, surf the net for a while, when all of a sudden the noise from my comp dies down slightly for a second and then goes up. A few seconds later I smell burnt rubber. So I get freaked out, turn it off. It smells like burnt rubber, sure, but nothing's wrong with it. It turns back on, voltages are fine. Not sure what exactly smells, but nothing inside felt overly hot - the CPU was in fact very cool (38 degrees, according to BIOS). So I'm kind of lost now. Does this happen at all?

My house is kind of old, so sometimes when the AC goes auto-on, the power in the outlets drops for half a second (you can see the lights dim and stuff), so it might've been that. Any clues?

Also, on a sidenote, I was playing PES 4 yesterday and my speakers started going staticky (as in static noise whenever any sound was made) it was weird. I have 7.1 speakers from creative that are like 3 months old, but they all started doing it at the same time, so it can't be speaker malfunction. It's weird, cuz I had that problem before with regular crappy speakers. It also started happening when I pl... Read more

Answer:Weird smell

Maybe a fan got stuck.. If you have thermal shutdown options in your bios, make sure they are enabled..
 

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Hi, Recently I have got new IBM T60.I have noticed that whenever I put my laptop for charging..I could feel burning smell.I think smell is coming from left hand side of the laptop.Is it normal for new laptop? Please suggest thankshemMessage Edited by hem96 on 12-22-2007 04:32 PM

Answer:IBM T60 Burning smell

Hem,
 
You indicate a "burning smell".  Does it smell like electronics smell, or a real strong acrid odor?
 
If the smell seems strong or persists, then I would definitely suggest you contact service for the machine.
 
I would also check to see whether the AC adapter gets unusually hot (warm to very warm is normal) or if the battery shows abnormal values on the battery information tab of the power manager application.    Having this information available will aid the service technicians when you call.
 
 
 
 
 

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hi, recently i hooked up my new 42" hdtv to my pc via hdmi cable. about 2 days after i smelled a burning smell coming from my pc.i cant exactly tell where its coming from. i would suspect the power supply or video card. i shut my pc off for a day and then started it up again. still smelled the burning smell but not as bad. did the tv make my video card use too much power or overheat it? any ideas? specs

windows7 homepremium 64bit
ultra lsp 650w p/s
xfx radeon 5750 hd 1 gb ddr3
4gb corsair ddr3 memory
 

Answer:burning smell from pc

Most likely coincidence.
 

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My psu just started smelling a bit like burning everything still works fine, could it just be dust or something?. I was going to open it and have a look but it said "warranty void if removed" so i didnt. I put it together myself but it was months ago now so if i done something wrong shouldnt it have gone wrong before now?

Thanks.

Answer:Weird smell from psu

Hello,

:freak: I'd stop using it. A burning smell can't be a healthy sign, since PSUs aren't supposed to smell like burnt. You sure it's coming from your PSU?

Just a story ...Once I just came home, entered my room, booted up the PC. Moments later I heard this loud pop sound (like a balloon popping). Made me dive backwards cuz I thought something was going to set on fire or send shrapnel at my direction. Subsequently I smelt this rancid burning smell (like burnt hair). Switched all electronics off just in case one of them was the culprit. Smell was coming from my old PSU from within my old PC. Opened the PSU and I realized a capacitor had exploded. Half of it was missing, and a little later I found that it had blown its was out from one of the edges of the PSU and into the case .

It could be dangerous if you continue using it. A capacitor may be overheating and may be burning up.

You could open the PSU to check to see if any of the components are burnt , but at the risk of voiding your warranty.

:no: A warning however, if you choose to open up the PSU, you must make sure that you give the capacitors enough time to discharge first, otherwise you could electrocute yourself!

:right: Remove the PSU from the PC, and disconnect all the cable. Leave the PSU for 10 minutes or so, turned off and ensure it is unplugged from the power outlet. After 10 minutes, open up the PSU.

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When is the official Windows 10 Mobile update coming? Or is it coming at all? I really just don't want to mess up with preview tools anymore, especially not with my new 930 just to be sure that if i installed the preview, and when i would roll back to 8.1 (when the official w10m update comes) i get the right OS version to roll back to, and by then the right w10m update version for lumia 930 :p I mean that I am afraid that I would get windows 8.1 version for 512Gb RAM or 1Gb RAM phones, and by then not getting features for this phone from the windows 10 mobile because the phone would think it is a lumia 520 or something, and not 930 like it is :/ sorry for my english and explaining skills, but this really bothers me.. Please tell me is the official update coming at all or do I have to use just preview? :/ If the official update is not coming, i feel cheated because the release date is pushing forwars all the time xb

Answer:When is official Windows 10 Mobile update coming? Or is it coming at all?

We have no definitive answers here.
We're all waiting just like you are.
There's also an extensive thread going about this:http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...rs-inside.html
Good luck to us all!
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I am getting a bad smell from inside my CRT monitor. Can anyone give me suggestions as to possible causes?
 

Answer:Getting A Bad Smell From Inside My Monitor

Hi HowdeeDoodee,

If it smells like burning, check out the ventilation holes and try to clean them. Capacitors smells funny sometimes too..
 

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Burning smell out of my AIO machine which is just 3 months old.

Answer:Electric burning smell from AIO

Hi,Your PC will under warranty, contact HP or where you bought PC.  HP U.S.A. HP Worldwide Hope it helps,David

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two years ago I built a PC for my uncle, a Gigabyte mobo, OCZ ram, XFX 8600GT, Core2Duo and a 425watt HiPER PSU

after 18 months he reported burning smell coming from the PSU....

what could this have been do you think?

he replaced it with an unbranded type from PC world that cost about 40 after I told him to stay away from cheap ones... I got the HiPER as I was under the impression they were a 'half' decent brand and would have done for his system....

its just im worried if its something else causing it and will it happen again with new one? - although cheap it looked sturdy with a 12cm fan
 

Answer:burning smell from PSU - overload?

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So I have a compaq presario f700 laptop. I always use the laptop on a hard desk surface, without clothes or stuff like that in the way. Starting about 1-1.5 years ago, it sometimes heated so much that it would shut off in the middle of operating. It still does that now. I then made sure to stack some books on the table and place the laptop on it, or place in on my lap, to increase the heat transfer by convection. Sometimes, it STILL would shut off, if I leave it on for a few hours and run lots of programs

Anyways, I began noticing more recently (can't remember when, could be a few months or a year ago?) that it would sometimes give off a burning smell if I run a lot of programs. I was too lazy to do anything about it since other than it running slowly, there weren't any serious problems. But now, I've finally decided I may want to take some action

I dont know where the heating and burning smell come from. When the laptop gets hot, its like that everywhere when I touch the bottom

I tried disassembling the laptop and didn't notice any parts that seemed burnt, but I've only removed the cover on the bottom. I can see one of the fans, and it appears really dusty. I would have to continue disassembling to see all the other parts. But to continue working, I need to get remove the 2mm hex studs on one of the parts. I checked a few nearby stores, even Home Depot, but none of them has it. But a local computer repair store could remove it. Is it worth it? I don't feel comfortab... Read more

Answer:burning laptop smell

hi there

it sounds to me that the main cooling fan has become inefficient, usually due to build up of dust and hair etc, stopping it revolving to cool well enough or even stopping it completely

i would say that you need to at least get the fan out and clean it, then reassemble and ensure its kicking in as it should by listening for activity from it or leaving the cover off, booting up the machine and watching for the fan movement

however if you have any doubts about doing this yourself, i'd definitely get it looked at professionally, a reputable repair company should easily be able to find the issue and responsibly sort it, overheating is one of the most common laptop hardware faults and as such is likely to be their bread and butter :-)

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Ok this is weird...I was just sitting here surfing and all of a sudden there is this terrible burning wire smell coming from my processor.....
Could someone help me quick??? please???
 

Answer:[SOLVED] weird smell

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I have a UMAX notebook computer with the AMD 3DNow 266 processor. I've been running the computer off AC for sometime now as the battery is dead & I haven't replaced it. When I plugged it in today and turned it on there was a clicking noise and an electrical smell. The computer appeared to be booting up fine. I shut the compter down and removed the cover where the fan is. The fan is not dirty & it is not obstructed. Any ideas as to what this probelm could be & the cheapest solution?

Jane
 

Answer:NB fan click/electrical smell

There are lots of wires inside their that could have melted a little to cause the smell... and the click could have been from the hard drive, floppy drive, or even sound card if it has one.

I don't really have an easy solution - there are too many things that it could be. If possible, I would take it to a repair shop where they will have the right tools to test it.
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Updated memory on Diemension dell 1100. Put the sticks in wrong way. Turned on, no action
but a burning smell. Powered down and inserted chips correctly. PC ok now but would there have been any
permanent damage and is there a remote risk of the PC going on fire ?
 

Answer:Burning smell upgrading ram

Well if it still works it probaly just got hot without burning anything out. Now that they are in correctly there should not by any more risk of fire than otherwise. Some component may have weakened and not last as long now however.
 

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Hi. I recently did 2 things to my J115 desktop.  I upgraded my memory from 2 1/2 GB to 4 GB, swapping out the 520MB chip for a 4GB chip and took the push to upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit Edition.  The next day I smelt something similar to burning plastic.  I took the side off and checked the seatings and that seemed fine.  I still smell it ocasionally and sometimes the box will just switch itself off so I am a little confused by this.  Any ideas what might be causing this?  Here is my spec: Display: ATI Radeon HD4800 seriesDVD Roms: ATAPI DVD A DH20A4P, HL-DT-ST DVDRAM_GSA-H10N ATA Device I also used CoreTemp: Core0: 30C, Core1:35CSpeedfan 4.42: System -48C, CPU -48C, Aux -48C <- these values appear staticCPU 15C, Intenal Temp 33C, Remote Temp 25C, Core 36CFan1: 2050 RPM, Fan2: 1244 RPMVCore 1.30V, +12V 12.57V, AVoc 3.34V, VCore 0.00V, 3.31V Any other suggestions would bwe appreciated.   

Answer:Whats that burning smell?

nick,
 
Burning smells aren't good when it comes to electronics.   It might be time to check under the covers again - remembering to disconnect the AC first of course.  Any pinched wires on any of the internal power connectors for storage devices?  Anything that could be shorting out?   If the smell was pretty consistent, then maybe swap the memory back and see if the smell continues.
 
It is hard to believe that a memory module could draw enough power to stress something, but it seems like it was the last hardware change you made, right?   I can't see the OS change triggering something like this.
 
While you are in there, see if you can isolate the smell - is in from the board or the power supply?  Either could be causing your trouble. 
 
Mark

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I got V 570 from Best buy last week. When I plugged in the power adapter, I could smell the plastic burn smell. I thought that it may be common on a new laptop. The laptop heated up and I can hear the noise of the fan on the first day of use. The heat up issue is not consistent. It heated up on the first day when the load in the system was very minimal. And I was just browsing over the weekend normally, again the laptop heated up and I could smell the buring smell from the vent (for the fan). I am not sure whether this is common. I wanted to check in this forum whether this is common. Appreciate your response and thank you in advance for your help.

Answer:V 570 - Heating up and burning smell

KKT, welcome to the forum,
 
it's not very common, but also isn't unknown. To be on the safe side, imho, you should not use the system and disconnect the power supply from the wall socket until you have spoken to support, 1-877-4 Lenovo (1-877-453-6686) 24/7.  New electronic devices can sometimes smell a little perculiar, It may be OK, but it's always better to be on the safe side.

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Hi. I just purchased a new barebones computer and after I installed the RAM and turned the computer on I have smelled a strong burning odor. The fan is running and nothing is hot to the touch. Is the burning smell normal for a barebones computer that has never been turned on? Is the burning smell only the plastic inside the computer warming up? I have been running the computer with the burning smell for about 6 hours and my computer appears to be running well. Can anyone who hand makes computers tell me if it is normal to smell a burn smell? Thanks. Shiloh.
 

Answer:New Computer has burn smell? Why?

mine used to have a funky smell when i first built it...smells nice in my opinion lol

i think its just normal for new electronics
 

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Hey, a friend wanted me to upgrade the memory on her PC, so i did, i fitted another 64mb of memory..... (only an old PC), i turned the PC back on again, and the monitor didn't turn back on from standby, there was no POST beeps, and there was a very strong smell that smelt similar to a bleach sorta smell.... i think its the Power Supply, can anybody confirm this, or tell me what is actually wrong?

im supposed to be fixing it on saturday

thanks in advance
-WildChild
 

Answer:Bad smell - wont boot up

wildchild said:



Hey, a friend wanted me to upgrade the memory on her PC, so i did, i fitted another 64mb of memory..... (only an old PC), i turned the PC back on again, and the monitor didn't turn back on from standby, there was no POST beeps, and there was a very strong smell that smelt similar to a bleach sorta smell.... i think its the Power Supply, can anybody confirm this, or tell me what is actually wrong?

im supposed to be fixing it on saturday

thanks in advance
-WildChildClick to expand...

Have you tried taking ALL the memory out to see if you get any POST beeps? If you do try just fitting the original memory stick(s) to see if it then works. If it does then try just the new memory stick and then at least that will rule out the RAM as the cause of the problem (unless you installed the sticks together and they are incompatible) But the smell would indicate something probably fried.
 

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My HP Pavilion Slimline s5000, less than 2 years old, practically caught fire this morning.  I turned it on, started it up, and within minutes smoke came out the back and this horrible burning smell filled the air.  I turned the PC off, and now it won't turn back on.  The green light does go on in the back when I connect it to the power supply, but it does not start at all.  I opened up the side of the tower, and something in there definitely "fried", although I can't see exactly what it is.  It reeks of melted plastic and ash inside. Tower was kept on top of a table, completely out in the open.  So ventilation was more than adequate.  And, as late as last night, I still heard the fans going.  So, those were fine, as far as I know.  Motherboard looks OK too.  This is the first time I have ever had to replace a PC in such a short time frame. And, I bought an HP assuming it was a "quality" product.  Boy, was I wrong  The darn thing didn't even last TWO YEARS! What a piece of junk! Of course, HP support tells me it will probably cost a few hundred dollars to send it to them to fix.  And Geek Squad wants $149 just to look at it and diagnose the problem (plus whatever parts and additional labor it takes to fix it).  Something in there will need to be replaced, for sure.  So, I may as well go buy a new tower.  Which,  of course, will NOT be an HP.  And let's not even g... Read more

Answer:Burning Smell, Smoke

Hello JOBeans0817, I am going to forward your thread to the appopriate team for review. No matter the age of the machine it shouldn't reach a point of smoking when turned on if it has been kept in good condition.

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The top (other side of the LCD screen) of my laptop (ThinkPad T460) smells like cat pee.No cat has been in contact with this laptop so it appears to be an odor that came already when the device was delivered.It appears to happen sometimes with this model, see the lenovo forum:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T460-Pungent-Odor/td-p/3492857Cleaning the laptop does not remove the smell.What to do now.Rob

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so i bult my own pc about a year and a bit ago.. as follows:6600 intel duo coreAsus P5B motherboardNvidia Gforce 7900 GT(X?) not sure which1 gig of ddr2 ramusing win xpIt worked fine (to my suprise) and has had no problems whatsoever. until now.A few weeks ago i had a look at the temp. of the cpu. It was 70degrees C. Ive had a look for the specs for the 6600 and it says that 60 is the optimal temp. i thought thats ok theyre designed to work a bit hotter and as it had been working fine for over a year, thought no more of it.I moved my computer into another room today, and when i booted up, there were 3 or 4 beeps and an error on startup warning about the temp of the cpu. So i quickly powered off and had a look inside.it seems that the cpu fan/ heat sink had come loose and wasnt in contact with the cpu. So i took it off completely and reapplied thermal paste and put it back on.So i started up the pc again and everything worked...i got to windows and it was fine. checked the temperature of the cpu and it says 90 degrees...uh oh! so im about to turn off the power and a sound in between a click and a bang was heard. Dreading what i would see i looked inside and found a smell of smoke but no noticable damage to the cpu or motherboard. That was 10 minutes ago and havnt dared turn anything on again. Im a bit worried that its actually the psu (its only a 450W) but it hasnt been a problem before. What is the likely problem? Have a applied the thermal paste wrongly or could the overheat... Read more

Answer:A bang and smell of smoke? uh oh.....

so ive put it all back together and.... nothing.Had a look inside the case and when i turn power on there are no standby lights on the graphics card like there usually is. If it was the cpu which had burnt out wouldnt the fans still start up? this makes me think its the psu which has gone?I dont want to have to get a new psu when i dont know why the processor is overheating so much...im reading through other posts and it seems like most people have cpu temps of 30 to 50. Any help would be very appreciated.

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I got a brand new comp a couple of days ago and finally set it up today.
Everythings working great and fine. Except after going downstairs for a drink and coming back to my room I noticed a strange smell, first I thought it was burning plastic kind of smell and tried to look for its source, but couldnt find anything causing it.

Its not as powerful and bad as burning plastic but computer plasticy smell coming from somewhere.

I'm running a

2.6 Athlon XP
on a Gigabyte KT400 (K7 Triton400)

I opened the computer up many times and found nothin wrong, the system fan was a lil warm, and the processer fan metal thing that covers it (heat sink I think) was a lil hot.
Found no wires to be burnt, smokeing or warm/hot.

Also when I reboot I see a line of text saying
'Check Health Status' just before it does that loading of numbers and then booting up the HD.
I went on to health status in BIOS but cant see anything wrong.

So I cant really see where the problem is. I tried looking in bios my cpu temp was 37C and my system temp was something like 57C.

I cant find anything wrong @ all, system working great, its just that I have a small bedroom and the smell is quite noticeable. Even my 4 year old neice complained of it.

I'm proberbly gonna contact the person I got it off on monday, but was wondering if I should really be worried about this? or anyone know of anything I can do myself?

plz help.
 

Answer:New Comp, Strange smell

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couple min ago..... the smell of a plastic burnt coming from my Emachine....... is this mean sumthin burn inside my computer? video card? cpu? how can i tell? everything componet i look inside seems normal.... few min after i noticed the smell..... my computer shuts down itself! and this the first time it shut down itself!

i never turn off my computer.... i left it on over 5 months straight now.... no doubt that something burn inside my computer but what could it be......

Answer:smell like burnt plastic!!!!!

Probably your CPU overheating and its melting the plastic on the heatsink... Try touching it and see if its hot if you burn your finger then it means uh oh...

Anyways check your tempse using everest... Computer > sensor... And then try to clea the dust from your computer

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Recently purchased used refurb Elitebook 9470m. When laptop is on it emits an odd chemical smell reminiscent of someone with very bad breath. I do not know if there is a way to check processor temps. the fan is running and to the touch the laptop temps seem acceptable. When close to unit there is no smell so I am assuming the laptop fan is emitting this smelly air. This happens both on external power and when on battery. Thanks in advance for any and all advice. 

Answer:Chemical smell from laptop

Geffois wrote:Recently purchased used refurb Elitebook 9470m. When laptop is on it emits an odd chemical smell reminiscent of someone with very bad breath. I do not know if there is a way to check processor temps. the fan is running and to the touch the laptop temps seem acceptable. When close to unit there is no smell so I am assuming the laptop fan is emitting this smelly air. This happens both on external power and when on battery. Thanks in advance for any and all advice. If you purchased a used notebook it could just be dirty from the previous owner...especially if they had pets or were a smoker.  You could disassemble it to clean it or at least try blowing it out with a can of compressed air.

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Hi, I have not been using my X61 for some time and when  turned it on, there is a smell coming out like some motherboard smell. However, I cannot detect anything wrong physically. I did a scan using lenovo diagnostic tool and cannot find any issues. What are normal symptoms you will see from laptop with such kind of smell ?  

Answer:X61 - slight smell from laptop

Has your laptop been in a particularly dusty environment? It might be that there was a buildup of dust on the hardware that is burning off. At any rate, I would have it taken into a shop to have it looked at. Better safe than having your house burn down, right?

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Updated memory on Diemension dell 1100. Put the sticks in wrong way. Turned on, no action
but a burning smell. Powered down and inserted chips correctly. PC ok now but would there have been any
permanent damage and is there a remote risk of the PC going on fire ?
 

Answer:Burning smell upgrading RAM

It's hard to see without me seeing it personally. If it's working OK now I'd continue to use it as normal. However obviously they're not designed to work with backwards memory hehe.

I'd do a backup of your data just in case, and then keep an eye on things and see how it goes. I doubt the machine will catch on fire. Check the motherboard for any signs of blown capacitors or scorch marks maybe?

Can't remember the last time I dealt with improperly installed memory and then tried to boot so sorry I can't offer up more suggestions.
 

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I offered to install my old graphics card on my friends PC (P4 3.4Ghz XP home) as he was using the onborad graphics and needed a bit more power to play his game.The card I installed was Geforce 5200 128mb.When I connected it and after re-starting the computer a burning smell started coming out of the monitor and the screen was blank.Removed the card and went back to on board and it's fine.The monitor is a 6 year old CRT he got for 20 from a coputer fair - The card was working fine when I removed it from mine. Could the monitor not take the output from the card?

Answer:Burning smell from monitor

Possibly the Monitor is set a too high setting for the card? Set the card abd the monitor to their most basic settings and then try again.

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Hi,I recently bought a Viewsonic VX-3209-2K and there is a burning smell coming from the top of the monitor. What should I do?

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Question: Burning smell W530

I have a new w530  and i keep getting burning smell from the computer . Not sure if this is problem with Fan or something else ? is this a common issue with the 530 series ?

Answer:Burning smell W530

Common or not, if there's any risk of fire you should contact support immediately: (Even if just a burning odor) THINK product support: 1-800-426-7378  Better safe than sorry, and better replaced than burning. 

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ThermalTake Tsunami Dream Tower - Black w/ Window

Antec Neopower 480W

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester @ 1900MHz

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum

Built by ATi Radeon X800XT

Maxtor 250GB MaxLine II SATA

Patriot 1GB PC3200 DDR RAM

NEC ND-3520A DVD Burner

Dell 2005FPw

Logitech MX Duo


5600 in 3DMark05

Answer:Ahhh, that new computer smell!

Sweet system, your going to OC it rite? How is that X800 XT? I cant wait to test mine!

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This is kind of an odd question i know But i let my mom borrow one of my pc's and when she returned it i hooked it back up and it makes my whole room smell like ciggerette smoke sense she's a smoker (I know, Stupid to let her borrow it) But now i have no idea on how to get the smell out and i can't stand the smell. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:How to clean smoke smell out of a pc?

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A couple months ago, I noticed a burning smell coming from my baby. I immediately shut down, opened it up, and I think it was coming from the PSU, but not completely sure. There was a good deal of dust, so I cleaned it out with some dust-off. A month or two went by, and did not smell burning again. Then it came back last week... couldn't tell where the smell was coming from because it disappeared so quickly after I opened the case. I cleaned it out again, and been fine now.

I can only guess that the smell will come back in the near future.

Can the burning smell be coming from dust? My computer is in a very inaccessible spot, but it's the only spot I can fit it in my small dorm room. Basically, it's a pain to get at and I don't clean it out very often.

The grill on the PSU is facing up, so I thought maybe some dust just fell in there or something?

Any ideas? Burning smell can never be a good thing .

Answer:The burning smell returns!

Yeah i find that accumulation of dust + heat can make kind of like a burning smell.

I clean out my systems regularly for that same reason.

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Hi,I recently bought a Viewsonic VX-3209-2K and there is a burning smell coming from the top of the monitor. What should I do?

Answer:Burning smell from monitor?

Given it's so new, I'd get it replaced under warranty.  I presume it's definitely a burning smell, electronics like monitors do tend to have a bit of a smell that comes from the top ventilation slots as it warms up, particularly when they are new.

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Hey, this is probably a kind of unusual question, but bear with me.

I have a 6ish year-old Athlon Thunderbird desktop which seems to be in the process of dying(?).

When I turn it on, it makes a low-ish pitched grinding/grumbling noise until maybe 5 or so minutes after it was powered up (it used to be even noisier before I replaced the power supply 1/2 year ago). I think the noise must be from a fan about to die (tho probably not the power supply), or maybe the HD. Anyways, along with this noise there is a smell, kind of difficult to describe, but it's somewhat "sweet", maybe a little ozone-ish. I wouldn't describe it as bitter or acrid.

Any ideas what this smell might be? And my main concern: is it potentially toxic fumes that I shouldn't be breathing? I.e., could it be burning/melting solder with lead in the fumes, etc.?

Thanks,
AbeAbe

Answer:Question about smell from old computer

if you're experienced enough i would say strip the computer to parts and re-assemble it, cleaning out dust from everything and basically doing all around maintenance like cleaning out and oiling fans. keep all the cables tidy when it goes back together. the sound you're describing definitely sounds like a fan to me.

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Hey,So I've been dealing with my laptop smelling like burning plastic every time I use it. I don't have it plugged it to charge and it smells. The bottom is real hot to touch even though I give it room to cool.I've had other problems with it and was wondering if I could return it or do something about it. I've had the laptop less the one year.

Answer:Burning plastic Smell

#HPExpertDayTurn off the computer, unplug all attached cables and call HP Support ASAP.Not kidding...

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