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Student
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Member Since: ‎08-09-2011
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Computer smells like burning plastic?

For some odd reason, I noticed tonight that a strange burned-plastic smell is coming from my s5250t desktop. I'm not sure if it's the power supply or the motherboard or whatever. I only know that it has taken me several days of smelling something unusual in my room to realize it is my desktop...and that being said, it took my entire room being filled with the smell for me to notice it (for some reason I have been having trouble smelling lately). My computer isn't even 2 years old yet, but because it's no longer under warranty, I certainly can't send it in to get any parts replaced...so what should I do? I haven't taken a look at the inside yet, I'll be doing that in the morning...

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Dean
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Member Since: ‎01-11-2010
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Re: Computer smells like burning plastic?

I would not leave it unattended until you find where the smell is coming from, there may be a risk of fire.

 

Disconnect it from the wall socket if you are not going to inspect it right away.

 

I would have a reputable local repair shop look at it if you cannot find the source of the smell.

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