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Brand new PC very slight plastic burning smell

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  • Drivers
  • Burner
  • Components
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December 26, 2013 9:49:04 AM

I just built my PC and as I was installing drivers I noticed a plastic burning smell. This is the next day and smell is already less noticeable should I be worried or not.

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December 26, 2013 10:34:30 AM

You need to find out where the smell is coming from. It could be a wire trapped somewhere.
If the plastic burns through it might short something out.
It could also be a faulty component.
I suggest you take it apart and check every wire and component.
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December 26, 2013 10:48:21 AM

jay2577 said:
You need to find out where the smell is coming from. It could be a wire trapped somewhere.
If the plastic burns through it might short something out.
It could also be a faulty component.
I suggest you take it apart and check every wire and component.


I really couldnt find anything and I tried running it while open to find where the smell was comming from and the smell didn't show up. I have heard that new parts produce a smell like this could it be that
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December 26, 2013 10:51:04 AM

It is a possibility but i would still strip, examine and re assemble the computer to make sure.
You wouldn't want to risk damaging your new computer would you?
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