HomePod HomePod Burning smell

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by Macdude2010, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Macdude2010 macrumors 65816

    Macdude2010

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    #1
    hello,
    I got my HomePod this morning and have pretty much been playing it nonstop since the morning. I got close to it and noticed it smells a little like something is warm/burning in it. Any other people notice that?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

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    New electronics can have a bit of odor when new.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

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    It's likely the heat being generated from the components/hardware after long periods of usage, but if it starts to become pungent or rather strong, then I would not use it and contact Apple.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I'm going to be a dissenter and say none of my new electronics ever had a burning smell eminating from them. I'm not sure that's normal.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I am guess that “burning” has a wide range of perception just like my iPhone is hot!

    I am betting most could smell the same thing after running the HomePod at moderate volume for a while to heat it up.
     

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