Question Desktop has a strong smell

wm3797

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Desktop has a strong odor when it is running. It smells like electrical or metal or rubber. How do I get rid of it? Dell OptiPlex 7010 SFF
 
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DSzymborski

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Well, the first thing to do is using your nose and an open PC is identifying where the smell is coming from. Also keep an eye out for bulging and blown capacitors as those leave an acrid smell. And the lower the quality of your power supply, the more likely it's the cause (you don't specify any of your equipment).
 

wm3797

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Apr 7, 2020
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Well, the first thing to do is using your nose and an open PC is identifying where the smell is coming from. Also keep an eye out for bulging and blown capacitors as those leave an acrid smell. And the lower the quality of your power supply, the more likely it's the cause (you don't specify any of your equipment).
Dell OptiPlex 7010 SFF. The smell comes from the cpu fan / heatsink
 

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