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    hey guys,

    I brought a new laptop just b4 xmas(toshiba) and its fantastic BUT ive noticed the past couple of days theres a faint burning smell,its like the smell of melting solder.The laptop is not running hot as ive checked the onboard temp reading and also the laptop is sitting on a 3 fan cooling station.

    Could it just be dust thats started to collect in the vents or something or should i be more worried?

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    What temp is it running at?
    And are the vents (bottom, side, back) unobstructed?
    Can you hear the laptop's fan running?

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    download speedfan. it could be the new thermal compound that smells.

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    Sounds normal, i had a toshiba from new once and that had a faint smell, think its maybe the type of fan motors they use, but it will be fine, mine has been passed tound my family for years now and still works fine. Dont worry

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    .....its just the clutch bedding in

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    It's the normal smell of electronics burning in... Unless it's on fire I wouldn't worry

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