nMP; toasting bakery smell :)

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  1. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting thing about the new Mac Pro, which is that it doesn't have a new electronic smell like you normally get from a Mac Pro or MacBook Pro. Instead after it has been running for a while in my room I smell something from it that is more like a bakery smell. Kind of like baking pastries right before they're about to burn.

    That's not a very good description, but the best I can do. It really smells kind of like some kind of glue or ester kind of thing, perhaps the heatsink compound. Anybody else notice this?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm not expert but if you're smelling something akin to cooking, then that may not be all that normal, i.e., a component, or substance is burning that shouldn't be.
     
  3. nathan43082 macrumors member

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    That's just aerosolized cancer-causing chemicals from the electronics.

    *giggle*
     
  4. Cubemmal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sure that's the easy conclusion but it's not that kind of electronics overheating smell, and I can't get the machine to heat up much anyhow or stress out no matter what I try. The main point is that it surprisingly doesn't smell like new electronics but this different, darker kind of smell.

    These are probably shipping out the day after they are built; my suspicion is that this is the powder coating on the heat sink. That's the only thing large enough to dominate the smell enough.
     
  5. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    Mine has the same scent. Especially under load. Goes well with coffee.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Hopefully it goes away, I wonder how safe it is to breathing in burning chemicals. I mean if its producing a smell, then you're intaking chemicals which may or may not be all that healthy :(
     
  7. CH12671 macrumors 6502

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    Surgeon General's warning....using the new mac pro for more than 35 hours per day has been known to cause cancer to rats in the state of California.
     
  8. Anim macrumors 6502a

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    No way! There goes my plans to use the nMP for traveling back in time.
     
  9. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Jeez, I wish my nMP gave off that kind of smell. I'd love the smell of fresh baked goods whenever running Handbrake... would go perfectly with my cocktail! :D
     
  10. wildmac macrumors 65816

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    Probably the breadcrumbs on your desk getting suck up in the bottom vent and getting toasted.
     
  11. tuxon86 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe someone inn the house used his nMP as a rolling pin...
     
  12. hfg macrumors 68040

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    How did rats in the state of California manage to get their nMP units when everyone else seems to be waiting for delivery?
     
  13. CH12671 macrumors 6502

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    LOL...that's what you find most disturbing about this statement?:)

    Hey, it's California, Arnold said "ship the rats their mac pros."
     
  14. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    If the mag safe had that on my mbp i would have had it slammed on the ground like a million times :D
     
  15. Peace macrumors Core

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    Put it next to the Espresso machine and you have a winner !!

    :p
     
  16. elvisizer macrumors 6502

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    all computer power supplies ever emit PCB's. having electronics in your house probably won't kill you, but they do add to the chemicals you're ingesting.
     
  17. Reno Richter macrumors member

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    Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, "I've been dying to get a nMP!" :D
     
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    I think you may need to remember to replenish the cinnamon-nutmeg in the nMP warming tray. I haven't discovered the secret location for the tray, but I know there is one. Users may experience a variety of scents as Apple continues to experiment with the proper potpourri mix. :D
     
  19. wheelhot macrumors 68020

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    I wish to smell the nMP, yet it's nowhere in sight :'(
     
  20. saschke macrumors 6502

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    That's purely from being assembled in the U.S. of A.
     
  21. Cubemmal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe one of the FoxConn production workers mistook it for a trashcan and threw their left over breakfast muffin in it?
     
  22. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Just pour it right in the hole on top.
     
  23. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

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    I wish Foxconn was making them! I'd have mine already.
     
  24. Cubemmal thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know for sure, but I'm pretty sure it's Foxconn's US division. Outsourcing contracts are usually single vendor for a variety of reasons and Foxconn has operations in the U.S.
     
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    Flextronics Hiring 1,700 Workers in Austin for 'Next Generation Desktop Computer', Likely New Mac Pro

    "Apple has contracted with a Flextronics America plant in Texas to assemble its new Mac Pro computer" - http://www.forbes.com/sites/ptc/201...ring-competitive-advantage-for-manufacturers/
     

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