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Power Supply has burning smell

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mfrns123, Jan 21, 2006.

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  1. mfrns123

    mfrns123 Thread Starter

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    I just installed a new Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-450 ATX12V 450W Power Supply in my computer 2 days ago. Now I am noticing a faint burning smell. I opened up the case while it is running and see no problem with the wires or connections. The smell specifically comes from the power supply fan on the back of the case. Is this normal or is the power supply faulty? I'm hoping its just some residue burning off and it will go away, don't really feel like replacing it again.....Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    If it is a burning smell I would replace it.
    Some PSUs just have a New Hardware smell, thats OK, but burning smell isn't worth the risk.
     
  3. mfrns123

    mfrns123 Thread Starter

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    I was hoping it was a new hardware smell, but I think your right and better replace it. :(
     
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    sometimes that "new hardware smell" is mistaken for a burning odor. Wait a day or two and see if it fades.
     
  5. mfrns123

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    Smell seems to be getting less and less. I hope waiting solves the problem. But how will I know if the supply is ok? Are there any utilities out on there that monitor and diagnose power supply problems?
     
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    The best "utility" to monitor P/S performance is your comptuer. If it works normally, and all the MB monitor voltages appear to be normal, it's probably working fine.
     
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