Burning Smell from MB

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shifeng, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. shifeng macrumors newbie

    shifeng

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    There's a burning smell that comes out from the whitebook that I have after some usage. The smell gets stronger when I try to play video from a dvd. Does anyone encounter this problem?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Is it new? It's not uncommon for new machines to have a slight burning oder.
     
  3. iEric007 macrumors regular

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    Is your MacBook new? When they're new, they give out a smell that may be construed to be a burning smell.

    However, if your MacBook is not new and like you said, it gets worse when running a DVD, then you might have something broken inside the player that causes the smell from friction inside the SuperDrive. I would call AppleCare and get it checked out. Make the best of your 1 year warranty (or 3 year AppleCare warranty if you bought it.)

    Good Luck! :apple:
     
  4. shifeng thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. iEric007 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it might be the "new computer smell."

    Give it a few days and see if it still smellin'. If it continues, call AppleCare and have them take care of it. You paid a lot for your comp...you shouldn't have to deal with those kind of issues.

    Cheers!
     
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