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newen
06-25-2015, 07:28 AM
I bought new G551JW three weeks ago and it stinks. I mean literally. It stinks up the whole room. I thought it was a "new" smell which will last for few days but it is still going strong. It doesn't smell like overheating and measurable components are well within temperature limits. Computer doesn't have to be on any load it still emits odor from air vents.
Yesterday I tried to run some HW stability test software to stress and heat up components and maybe get rid of smell. It didn't help.

joshindaphils
06-25-2015, 12:31 PM
I am pretty sure this is not remotely common, or it would be more widely discussed. Return your stanky unit and get a new one.

You may want to ask a third party outside of your room / house to confirm as a sanity check. Could be you forgot to throw away the partially eaten can of sardines you were snacking on last month haah.

xeromist
06-25-2015, 05:34 PM
It could be excess flux which would be harmless, but Josh is right that your best option would be to return it if it's overpowering.