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post #1 of 13
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my psu is realy new the one in my sig rig ..
but it smells like burnt electronics???
***? nothings wrong with my system..
i have checed the fan in it and thats ok...
what on earth could it be ???
ennyone else had this problem with a new psu ??

pleeeeeease answer quick...
thanks--
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post #2 of 13
That's the smell of fresh solder, scorched plastic, industrial adhesive, and Chinese air pollution. Breathe deep.
post #3 of 13
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HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
THAT MADE MY DAY
im huffing it inn like a mad man
thanks for the answer ... this was the first time this has happend to me ... realy scary it smells like a blown crt tv hehe but now i know
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post #4 of 13
Yeah, it might give you cancer, but the PSU will work fine.

The more a PSU smells the newer it is. Corsair are hot sellers generally, so a new PSU from them usually came off the assembly line only a couple weeks ago. If your PSU doesn't smell then either the manufacturing conditions were unusually clean, or it's sat on a shelf for a while.
post #5 of 13
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ok.. thats good to know ... is this the same after a week ?
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post #6 of 13
Smell usually goes away after a couple hours of running, unless you stick your nose right in the grille.
post #7 of 13
same thing with a cx500w i used. its just a new psu smell...give it a few days.
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post #8 of 13
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hmmm.. well theres my problem again.. i have been using it for a week nearly
ohohhh....
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post #9 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Theory View Post
same thing with a cx500w i used. its just a new psu smell...give it a few days.
thanks man.. i realy realy hope so
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by killakee View Post
hmmm.. well theres my problem again.. i have been using it for a week nearly
ohohhh....
It'll go away, don't worry.
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