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« on: January 15, 2004, 11:34:00 pm »
Has anybody ever encountered the distinct odor of burning electonics whilst playing MP3s off of a CF card?  I was playing MP3s on my 5500 and it gives off this incredible burning odor.

I have two CF cards from my digital camera that I was borrowing to use in my Z to play MP3s.  Both produced the same odor.  It didn\'t seem to occur when playing MP3s from RAM or an SD card (although I did not do any rigorous testing).

Any thoughts?  I just bought it 2 weeks ago, so I think I will send it back for another just to be safe.

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2004, 11:39:30 pm »
Electronics work by capturing the smoke at the factory 8) .  Anytime you use an electronic gadget and smell or see smoke, you have let the smoke out and broken it   :cry: .  Since you just smelled smoke and didn\'t see any, I think you just have a small leak and haven\'t lost all the smoke yet.  Just to be on the safe side, I would send it back immediately.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2004, 04:34:16 am »
Thats just those Metallica mp3´ś.. listen to some Frank Sinatra mp3ś to cool it back down.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2004, 03:38:22 pm »
hahahah them replies were terrible
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2004, 03:48:06 pm »
Does there seem to be \"excessice\" heat from the card or your Z?

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2004, 04:57:26 pm »
dude that sucks I hope you fix it but if its still under worrinty sent the thing back.
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2004, 03:11:38 pm »
Why not play some Bob Marley on it and build up the smoke, get well an truly Irie..

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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2004, 04:30:21 pm »
You should play Billy Joel\'s \"We didn\'t start the fire\".

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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2004, 04:36:21 pm »
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Has anybody ever encountered the distinct odor of burning electonics whilst playing MP3s off of a CF card?  I was playing MP3s on my 5500 and it gives off this incredible burning odor.

I can think of two possible reasons that might have joined the forces to drive you nuts.  One is that the cards got dirty, so you don\'t have clean contact with the pins. That could provide some resistance to the electrons and might cause heating if you use a lot of I/O. The other might be that you bought noname CF cards that have been manufactured using low-quality plastics, so it isn\'t heat resistant enough. If you smell smoke only when you play MP3 files, that might be extra heat produced by your hard working CPU. You didn\'t overclock it, did you?

Oh, on the other side, there might be another reason for that. It might be that you\'re using pirated MP3 files to listen to the music you didn\'t pay for, and the smell is the reminder to stop doing it unless you want to spend eternity in one hot, smelly and smoky place!  :twisted:

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2004, 05:27:20 pm »
You didn\'t soak the card thouroughly with any soda or other liquids before you inserted the card, did you?  I\'ve found that that doesn\'t work out too well.  Appearantly those cards don\'t like soda as much as I do.  :wink:  
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2004, 06:21:02 pm »
maybe ugly dust in the connection part of your card??? or on the Z?

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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2004, 07:05:11 am »
I know we are all making jokes, but I\'d freak if that was me, it don\'t sound good at all.

Must be the music, play some Bob Marley, chill it down. Try some Michael Jackson stuff, if the card ejects itself and starts running down the road screaming, it\'s the card. :-) Or maybe the Z has developed a sense of taste!! LOL!!!!
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