My 2016 MacBook Pro Touch Stinks! (Literally)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Inframan, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Inframan macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2013
    Los Angeles, California
    Has anyone else noticed the fowl smell coming from the new MacBook Pro? Im not even exaggerating, when I unboxed my new Pro-Touch about an hour ago it had and continues to have a super strong fowl odor, the best way I can describe the smell is like an old dirty wet basement smell. And it hits you hard too, its not like a minimal odor. Another weird thing I noticed is my power brick was like drenched is some oily substance. Anyway, I'm not complaining, just curious if anyone else noticed any of these things?
  2. Sanpete macrumors 68020

    Nov 17, 2016
    Don't recall that odor, but there is a (now closed) thread from this week about the "new Mac smell."
  3. macrumors 68000

    Feb 22, 2014
    Your power brick being "drenched is some oily substance" sounds dodgy, I'd take it back personally!
  4. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

    Nov 23, 2012
    Seriously? Your new out of the box MacBook Pro has a dirty wet basement smell and the power brick is drenched in some oily substance and your not complaining. To answer your question, no, mine came with no unusual smell.
  5. JasonMacRumorn, Jan 27, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2017

    JasonMacRumorn macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2017
    My power cable has a foul odor. I think this, not the macbook, is the source of the odor.
  6. skids929 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 24, 2011
    I was actually bummed when I opened mine and stuck my nose in the box to find this was the least most smelly apple product I have ever purchased. Odd as it sounds I love the smell of new Apple products, seems to be one consistently from what I can smell. But this machine virtually nothing.

    There is however the possibility that I getting hard of smelling as I age and I am just missing out now. Personally I'd take it back something sounds like it went wrong.
  7. zarathu macrumors regular


    May 14, 2003
  8. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2015
    Not normal, OP. Take it in to an Apple Store and have it checked out.
    By comparison, mine came with no offending orders, oily substances, moss, or insects.
  9. Inframan thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2013
    Los Angeles, California
    You could very well be correct Jason! its been about 24 hours now and I think the smell is starting to disappear finally.
  10. bigdogn12 macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2011
    How would you think a power block drenched in oil is normal? Exchange it.

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