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Old 09-20-2007, 07:29 AM   #1
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I am a computer teacher and my computer class has a terrible electrical burning smell. We have turned off all computers and called electrical and computer techs, but could use some information that ANYONE has about what to do. What could it be?

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Old 09-20-2007, 07:39 AM   #2
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For this we can only guess it might be smps component burning smell

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Old 09-20-2007, 07:40 AM   #3
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Hi there and welcome to TSF.
This sounds like a hardware problem, so I've moved your query to where our hardware experts will see it.
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:35 PM   #4
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What are the system specs are they all the same? what are the temps and what psus do they have?
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I would get the school computer technician to check the systems out.
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In addition to having the school's IT staff examine the hardware it's best NOT to turn them on until the issue is resolved. Aside from being a rather smelly problem electricity can be quite dangerous and the last thing you want is a system kicking it in front of a student.
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:01 AM   #7
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Thank you, everyone, for your replies. Our computer tech said that it was a power supply trying to go out. Everything has worked out. Please see my threat regarding PowerBook G4, and THANK YOU!

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