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Old 12-10-2008, 08:12 PM   #11
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Could it be the oil inside the Resistors and Capacitors?
very much possible. i cant imagine that smelling very nice lol
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:53 PM   #12
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Does it really matter what the smell is lol
Just get rid of it somehow =x
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:41 PM   #13
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Does it really matter what the smell is lol
Just get rid of it somehow =x
lol - very nicely said
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:39 AM   #14
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I have a really old [year 2000] computer that hit the shitter years ago. My friend took the power supply and smashed everything inside and it smells weird. What the hell is the smell?
What your smelling is the odour of split capacitors. There's a couple of big ones in these switching PSU's and they don't smell nice when you break into them. Even worse when they explode!

Any energy stored in these caps would've discharged ages ago.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:14 PM   #15
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And if the oil gets on your skin,man it burns!
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