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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys, 

so i bought a cheap 600W PSU from somebody i know, (Cooler Master B600 VER.2, 600W)

but i found out that it sligly smells. (no, not because the PSU is a pile of junk and failing.) 

Its the PSU and the PSU cables. I got it used for a pretty good price, and its working great so i dont really want to complain about it to my friend. 
I did not really notice is that often at first, but know the entire case smells abit of it. (not that i smell it away from the case, but i wish it removed.) 

What can i do to get rid of the smell? 
Yeah, its weird i know. 
 


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Open the case up and leave it outside for a bit


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Is the psu new or semi new? 


I have an Anet A8 as my project printer and a i3 MK3 for when I want things to work. 

 

I extrude my own filament and haven't saved a penny yet.

 

 

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you could try something like Ozium? strong stuff tho.


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7 minutes ago, Julian5 said:

Open the case up and leave it outside for a bit

A fan next to it might help too


I have an Anet A8 as my project printer and a i3 MK3 for when I want things to work. 

 

I extrude my own filament and haven't saved a penny yet.

 

 

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Spray your deodorant can in it!!


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3 minutes ago, Brennan_Price said:

Spray your deodorant can in it!!

I would never do that XDDD


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it's probably just the environment it was in.

unless there's some odd behavior,you should be fine.

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26 minutes ago, L0gic said:

Hi guys, 

so i bought a cheap 600W PSU from somebody i know, (Cooler Master B600 VER.2, 600W)

but i found out that it sligly smells. (no, not because the PSU is a pile of junk and failing.) 

Its the PSU and the PSU cables. I got it used for a pretty good price, and its working great so i dont really want to complain about it to my friend. 
I did not really notice is that often at first, but know the entire case smells abit of it. (not that i smell it away from the case, but i wish it removed.) 

What can i do to get rid of the smell? 
Yeah, its weird i know. 
 

I mean, the B600 isn't great but it shouldn't smell? Maybe ask for an RMA?


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30 minutes ago, durpflip said:

it's probably just the environment it was in.

unless there's some odd behavior,you should be fine.

I'm pretty sure that its the environment and not the PSU itself.
 

 

41 minutes ago, VoyexTech said:

Is the psu new or semi new? 

The PSU is semi-new. But again, its the environment not the PSU itself. 
 

 

18 minutes ago, STRMfrmXMN said:

I mean, the B600 isn't great but it shouldn't smell? Maybe ask for an RMA?

Honestly, i dont want a refund as i got it for a pretty good price as a favor, and returning it now would seem ungrateful, and i would have to invest money in a new psu. :)


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New PSUs should smell some. All of mine I recall smelling. Ahh, how I love that smell. :x

 

Printed circuit boards, I have read, are sometimes sprayed with some type of chemicals for when they are in the packaging. Apparently this stuff can smell, so it's totally normal. Now, a burning smell is not a good smell, but if it's more of a metallic type of smell that's the good stuff.

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Often the manufacturer sprays a conformal coating over the components / PCB to seal out moisture / humidity. This will often emit a sort of chemical smell for a short while in service. As long as it's not a burning smell, or you see smoke, you're fine. It'll go away soon. 

Source of quote: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3000525/power-supply-emitting-weird-smell.html (user techgeek)

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21 hours ago, turkey3_scratch said:

New PSUs should smell some. All of mine I recall smelling. Ahh, how I love that smell. :x

 

Printed circuit boards, I have read, are sometimes sprayed with some type of chemicals for when they are in the packaging. Apparently this stuff can smell, so it's totally normal. Now, a burning smell is not a good smell, but if it's more of a metallic type of smell that's the good stuff.

Source of quote: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3000525/power-supply-emitting-weird-smell.html (user techgeek)

it's almost like a new rolls royce smell for IT enthusiasts :P

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