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paulmd@efn.org
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      10th Feb 2007
On Feb 9, 7:35 pm, AbeAbe <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Hey, this is probably a kind of unusual question, but bear with me.
>
> I have a 6ish year-old Athlon Thunderbird desktop which seems to be in
> the process of dying(?).
>
> When I turn it on, it makes a low-ish pitched grinding/grumbling noise
> until maybe 5 or so minutes after it was powered up (it used to be even
> noisier before I replaced the power supply 1/2 year ago). I think the
> noise must be from a fan about to die (tho probably not the power
> supply), or maybe the HD. Anyways, along with this noise there is a
> smell, kind of difficult to describe, but it's somewhat "sweet", maybe
> a little ozone-ish. I wouldn't describe it as bitter or acrid.
>
> Any ideas what this smell might be? And my main concern: is it
> potentially toxic fumes that I shouldn't be breathing? I.e., could it
> be burning/melting solder with lead in the fumes, etc.?
>
> Thanks,
> AbeAbe
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It might really be ozone. When did the smell start?

 
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