03-17-2013 11:55 PM
I just bought a lenovo thinkpad t430s and I've noticed while sitting at my desk working on my laptop a chemically/burning/new electronics smell in the general area around the laptop. When I put my nose close to the vent it is stronger.
I can noticablly smell it when sitting 1-2ft away from the laptop (as if you were at a desk typing). Is this an area for concern?
I have noticed no performance issues whatsoever, the laptop is functioning perfectly.
I did have it on maximum performance this session (the time when i first noticed the smell), I am not sure if that has something to do with it.
Running on "High Performance" I recorded CPU temperatures between 40-45 degrees celcius.
Any advice on next steps would be greatly appreciated.
03-18-2013 12:56 AM - last edited on 03-21-2013 08:52 PM by Cleo_Lenovo
Thanks for posting your concerns and welcome to the community. Based from your post this does sound really alarming. What I would suggest for you is to send it in to our service centre to have it checked out.
Hope this helps.
03-18-2013 07:39 AM
03-22-2013 09:24 AM
While your system temps sound well within normal ranges, we always err to the side of caution. Since we have not examined your system first hand, I think it is difficult to say with certaintity whether the electronic smell is in this case normal.
With that in mind, I think Nine is advising you to contact service to have this looked into just to be sure.
In the us, the support number is 800-426-7378.