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orderd a few led fans off ebay they smell like burning wire when on

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at first i was thinking ok ill just leave them on a little while since there doesnt seem to be a problem and the smell didnt go away even after 2 hours in fact the whole room smelled BAD of burning wire yet the fans work fine and dont seem to have a problem so im just debating on if i should be using them think the smell will go away and they wont hurt anything?
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Why are you still using them after they seem to have some type of electrical issue? Would your keep driving your car if there is smoke coming from under the hood? No offence dude but this is a no brainer question that is kind of wasting OCN time. Unplug the darn fans and pitch them as far as you can and NEVER buy from eBay again. Problem solved.
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ya they are long since unplugged i was just asking because people often say some fans have a "new fan smell"

note: i was just asking because i tried searching online a bit and most people were saying stuff like leaving them for a few days if they werent smoking or anything so i figured ill just ask on ocn since this tends to be where the intelligent people are tongue.gif
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Nothing that smells like burning is a good thing my friend. I've never had a fan that needed to be broken in or any of the sort.
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post #5 of 8
New fan smell. Plausible.

Possibly toxic if unvented.
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ok thanks my first thought was to chuck them but after reading what people had to say i wanted to ask to be sure and what better place than ocn tongue.gif
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post #7 of 8
It depends on the fans. When I was using really cheap fans like Rosewill, Apevia, and Logisys, they'd have a burning plastic-ey kind of smell to them for the first day or so.

Honestly, so long as there's not smoke coming from them, and the fact they do spin...I doubt you're in any problems. Cheap fans make a smell when you first power them on. Learn your lesson and buy good fans next time (note, if you did buy cheap fans, they probably won't last more than 6 months to a year at most).
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post #8 of 8
There's NZXT LED strips out there that give you pretty cheap solutions for your lighting. Or if you're any good with a soldering gun and shrinkwrapping/sleaving it can perhaps even be done for less $
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