Dell Monitor 2407WFP odor!
by mhumm2 - 4/6/13 9:14 AM
I work as an electronic test technician for a defense contractor so I know what it smells like when a cap or resistor blows or especially when a transformer fails and burns. Well my monitor started giving off a similar odor when I boot my computer. Everything works fine, but every so often -- more often lately -- I get that blown capacitor smell. I thought it was my computer, but my nose tracked it down to the air vents on top and behind my monitor.
I keep my monitor on 24/7, but not the computer. Any ideas? Has anyone else smelled the same? I'm considering taking the back cover off and removing all the dust that I assume is causing the hot electronics smell. Does anyone else have any ideas?