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Cleaned my computer today.

Used air compressors and baby wipes. Put everything back normally, turned it on-death.

Everything started up fine too but I turned it off as soon as I smelled it. Please help!
post #2 of 11
Is there a dead mouse or something nearby?
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Are there any smokers in your household?, You might have disturbed some caked on crap which is releasing some foul smell.

I think you should open up some windows and leave it to run for an hour or so and see if it still smells later.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Lanlan View Post

Is there a dead mouse or something nearby?

Not a living creature.

Like Metal Death...I was thinking some tiny part of the baby wipe cloth got onto the mobo or something and burned.

But I'm scared to turn it back on. Or maybe some part of it is wet?
post #5 of 11
I do not know if baby wipes are the best thing to use considering they are moist.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jbads View Post

I do not know if baby wipes are the best thing to use considering they are moist.

Yeah I'm thinking that. Well now everything seems to be running, the smell is still there and I got a Code 53 from the bios.

Edit: Checked the RAM, yup it's burned. I've been having issues with the G.Skill Single 8GB but now it seems it finally burned out...after a whole 4 months. It's the RAM that's been blue screening me for 2 months or so. XD

Thanks for your help!
Edited by HaunteR - 3/30/13 at 1:45pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jbads View Post

I do not know if baby wipes are the best thing to use considering they are moist.

Yeah I'm thinking that. Well now everything seems to be running, the smell is still there and I got a Code 53 from the bios.

Edit: Checked the RAM, yup it's burned. I've been having issues with the G.Skill Single 8GB but now it seems it finally burned out...after a whole 4 months. It's the RAM that's been blue screening me for 2 months or so. XD

Thanks for your help!

Glad to know you figured it out. The wipes are damp and i am sure that exactly help, plus their fuzzy as heck. lol Good luck on RMAing or buying new RAM.
 
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never had a computer smell like anything expect like burning mobo one time biggrin.gif
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never had a computer smell like anything expect like burning mobo one time biggrin.gif

Bet that burned your nose hair and curled your finger nails lol
 
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Your a zombie and don't even know it, that's sad biggrin.gif
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