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Weird smell from PC

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Posted · Original PosterOP

(Not sure if this is the right category for this) but I got my new PC build and there seems to be a weird smell coming from the back fan, it kinda smells like new shoes or burning plastic/rubber. Is this a bad sign, could there be something burning inside or is it a normal smell for new pc that goes away in a few days. I checked the temps for all parts and nothing is over 50 degrees Celsius when idle

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Try to isolate where the smell is coming from, if it is just that one fan I would remove it because smells of burning rubber or plastic are never good


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41 minutes ago, kirbydude47 said:

Weird smell from PC

Is your PC.....a piece of crap? ?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I think I isolated the smell, it seems to be coming from the front 2 fans that were included with the case, when I took the cover off the smell was gone from the rear fan, now it smells like fresh plastic or something

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, AdvancedMicroDisapointment said:

Try to isolate where the smell is coming from, if it is just that one fan I would remove it because smells of burning rubber or plastic are never good

Since I opened the cover it now smells like fresh plastic from the front fans

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