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No more BAD SMELL!
No more BAD SMELL!
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Description: I bought this A2000 second hand, and it used to smell badly (tobacco). Cleaning everything didn't help, so I had to do this. I guess removing the fan would have the same effect..
Still, some of the (clean) air DOES get through  :lol:
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Posted by: orange at October 02, 2004, 11:51:54 AM

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December 17, 2008, 11:57:08 AM
well after using it extensively for few months, nothing much 'got caught', here is the photo (3Mb)

unfortunately, some smell still gets through. maybe I should soak it in perfume :-)
August 05, 2008, 11:01:50 AM
um, sorry to disappoint you but I barely used it in those 4 years, its my 'backup' A2000..
I'll use it some more now, and post photos after a while.
August 05, 2008, 04:14:24 AM
After a few months you should post a pic of the underside of that gauze so we can see what you trapped...

Let's see what it looks like after 4 years!
September 14, 2006, 01:50:43 PM
high-res version is here
February 04, 2006, 07:42:25 PM

Just let it run for awhile, the smoke smell will go away eventually. When i worked in a rapair shop, i saw all kinds of smoking horrors. Smoking + cats + dusty place == hardcore crust on fans. I saw crap embeded into head sink fins and around fans that were like pummice, no joke. Hard and crusty.
December 24, 2005, 04:49:00 AM
Unlubricated freon (aka tuner cleaner) and a soft toothbrush should do the trick for cleaning the goo off the board. Dow bathroom cleaner for the case.
March 29, 2005, 10:40:28 PM
Activated charcoal sandwiched in between that cheese cloth probably would have eliminated all the smell.
October 02, 2004, 03:42:01 PM
I couldn't help thinking of a baby in a nappy there... :lol:

But if it works, what the hell.  After a few months you should post a pic of the underside of that gauze so we can see what you trapped...
October 02, 2004, 03:26:38 PM
When I had a smelly computer, I went to Big Lots...it's this closeout store.  I bought like 20 coconut air fresheners for a dollar.  They overpowered the smell, and hey, the computer room was like my own private island.

Or something.

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