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Old 08-21-2007, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What could the smell of hot plastic comming from a new build mean? It works fine, but right after I turn it on, I start to smell something.
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Something is getting burnt..? Wires insulation? Case? Check around and see. Or it could just be the fresh smell of a new build.
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What exactly would a new build smell like as opposed to something getting burnt
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I didn't really smell anything when I turned on my new build. Could it be the fans?
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You'll definately be able to smell if something is shorting out. A brand new machine usually has a slight odor to it from all of the electronics seating. If you have ever had something fry, its a smell you dont forget.
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I would guess power supply. That's where it would have enough power running through it to make plastic burn (and therefore smell bad)
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Meh, it went away. Running great now.
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Maybe it was a fart.
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