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New motherboard smell

Postposted on Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:22 am

Hey, does anyone else suffer from this problem? Whenever I open a new motherboard, it has an unmistakable smell, I call it "New Motherboard Smell." I'll sit there and sniff the new board, because it smells good! Has anyone else ever done this? Or am I insane, and should stop sniffing electronics for fun? Also, like new car smell, it goes away over time. :(
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Postposted on Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:30 am

That likey is toxic chemicals you are inhaling...kinda like that new car smell is the plastic releasing toxins.
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Postposted on Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:37 pm

Do you try out the new gas smell to? :o
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Postposted on Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:42 pm

I <3:

smell of gasoline
smell of chemicals used ina dark room
smell of printer ink from a type setter or the ink from a press room
smell of magic markers
smell of rubber cement
smell of new cd's tightly packed in bulk orders (ritek)
smell of new electronics
smell of old electronics burning
smell of a freshly struck match

and I still have plenty of brain cells!
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Postposted on Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:04 pm

I think from that list it's self-evident you don't.
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Postposted on Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:07 pm

I think you missed the smell of your heatpump turning on for the first time in the fall.
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Postposted on Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:09 pm

Kerosene heaters just being lit
Pipe tobacco
Bowling alley Lane stripper (mechanic in an alley for years)
Bowling alley Lane conditioner
Bowling alley lane approach spotter (10/10 on the flamability chart)
Pulley grease (for stuff on the bowling machines)
Lemon pinesol
Buttered toast!
My body wash (ocean something, its old spice)
My detergent!
ME!

I could go on forever! I love to use my sniffer!
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Postposted on Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:14 pm

I think we like the new electronics smell 'cause it means that we have new electronics! To me, it means a faster, more powerful gadget to plug into things.

I've gotta agree on the bulk CD spindle thing. Smells like maple to me. The plant, not the syrup.

Sounds like you spend a good deal of time at the lanes, pete_roth.
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Postposted on Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:19 pm

Sling wrote:I think you missed the smell of your heatpump turning on for the first time in the fall.

mmmm...burnt dust.

It's like burnt toast, or hte smell my toaster makes after sitting idle for weeks at a time.
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Postposted on Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:31 am

pete_roth wrote:I <3:

smell of gasoline
smell of chemicals used ina dark room
smell of printer ink from a type setter or the ink from a press room
smell of magic markers
smell of rubber cement
smell of new cd's tightly packed in bulk orders (ritek)
smell of new electronics
smell of old electronics burning
smell of a freshly struck match

and I still have plenty of brain cells!


dont forget the new PC case smell that ones a doozy!
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Postposted on Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:57 am

Mmm... new electronics smell! :D

Other aromas I love:
    Fresh hops (and fresh hoppy beer)
    Barbecue (especially pork)
    Pine forest
    Garlic
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Postposted on Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:33 am

They always smell good 'till you let the magic smoke out. :p
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Postposted on Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:44 am

i'm also addicted to that new component smell, new ram, new hd, new video card you name it, it smells so good, full of manufacturing goodness.

extra fresh in the morning.
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Postposted on Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:10 am

I dunno... I always liked the smell of old electronics... guess I'm just wierd :oops: :roll:
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Postposted on Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:26 am

:o
Nice fresh smell of new hardware... :drool:

But nothing compares to the smell of a fried (note: Don't try this at home) Duron runing fanless for about 3 days and doing some hardcore tasks such as gaming and... more gaming.

I gotta say nothing beats that smell, maybe the smell of a burnt P4 (never tried that though)
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Postposted on Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:02 am

If it smells really strong it probably means it didn't sit in the oven long enough. At the factory they use an oven to bake the chemicals out of it before it goes out the door. Some people get really sick from that stuff. It doesn't bother some people though. I guess some people are addicted to the smell. ;-P
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Postposted on Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:12 am

I agree with pete_roth...i LOOOVE the smell of gas, and car fumes. MMMM....so good. A friend of mine from work says she loves the smell of skunks....now THAT I can't see. That's gross. But yeah gas is right up there with new motherboard smell. :)
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Postposted on Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:23 am

Call me weird, but I love the new plastic smell of toys, especially barbies 8)

PS, moving this one to the back porch.
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Postposted on Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:34 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:Call me weird, but I love the new plastic smell of toys, especially barbies 8)

PS, moving this one to the back porch.


You may want to talk to your psychologist about this. :wink:
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Re: New motherboard smell

Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:10 pm

JediNinjaWizards wrote:Hey, does anyone else suffer from this problem? Whenever I open a new motherboard, it has an unmistakable smell, I call it "New Motherboard Smell." I'll sit there and sniff the new board, because it smells good! Has anyone else ever done this? Or am I insane, and should stop sniffing electronics for fun? Also, like new car smell, it goes away over time. :(


I totally know what you mean. I need a candle that burns with that smell for my home office! 8)

Edit: Oh, and it looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue. :lol:
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Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:13 pm

For the first time in months, I opened up a new motherboard Friday night, and lo and behold, JNW is RIGHT...that smell is intoxicating. Or toxic. I can't decide.
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Re: New motherboard smell

Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:15 pm

JediNinjaWizards wrote:Hey, does anyone else suffer from this problem? Whenever I open a new motherboard, it has an unmistakable smell, I call it "New Motherboard Smell." I'll sit there and sniff the new board, because it smells good! Has anyone else ever done this? Or am I insane, and should stop sniffing electronics for fun? Also, like new car smell, it goes away over time. :(


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Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:20 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:For the first time in months, I opened up a new motherboard Friday night, and lo and behold, JNW is RIGHT...that smell is intoxicating. Or toxic. I can't decide.


It's the latter, and that's why you can't decide, your brain cells are frying! j/k :)
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Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:22 pm

Could it be the smell of fresh solder?

That's certainly not a bad smell...

I wouldn't know, I've never smelled a new mobo :(
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Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:25 pm

All things what smell nice are toxics :cry: . I smell my farts when Im behind the PC :lol:. But I smell glue (not addicted or so, but just when we are busy with glue, always take a sniff), car gasses in garages, my PSU (smells nice), burned PCB's (smells nice too)
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Postposted on Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:03 pm

bhtooefr wrote:Could it be the smell of fresh solder?

That's certainly not a bad smell...

Fresh solder does not have a particularly strong odor, unless it is really fresh (i.e. still hot). More likely it is the resins used in making the PCB.

I wouldn't know, I've never smelled a new mobo :(

Well... it's sort of like that generic "new electronics" smell you get whenever you open up a new VCR, DVD player, etc... yet enticingly different. :D
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Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:30 pm

just brew it! wrote:Well... it's sort of like that generic "new electronics" smell you get whenever you open up a new VCR, DVD player, etc... yet enticingly different. :D


LOL!! :lol: :lol: Eloquently stated JBI! :wink:
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Postposted on Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:58 pm

Bob Maenhout wrote:All things what smell nice are toxics :cry: . I smell my farts when Im behind the PC :lol:. But I smell glue (not addicted or so, but just when we are busy with glue, always take a sniff), car gasses in garages, my PSU (smells nice), burned PCB's (smells nice too)


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Postposted on Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:59 am

Thanks boband pete you killed the topic...
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Postposted on Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:40 pm

ya...I did purchased my new nike outdoor sneakers. I don't use it...until summer come again. It is still could smell for me. :lol: hmm...nice smell. :o
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