Remove smell in receiver?

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  1. PeterTv

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    I just bought a Yamaha RX-V3067, the problem is that it has a smell of some kind of incense, not on the chassis but inside on the components.
    I wounder if anyone here have any safe method in removing this smell, I cant stand it.
     
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    The best way that I have found to remove odours (have used on electrical equipment to remove cigarette smoke odour) is to place the item inside a large polythene bag, empty 1 - 2 bags of rice in the bottom of the bag (not over the equipment) then seal the bag and place in a warm place (black bag in direct sunlight) for 2 - 3 days. This often will trap the odour in the rice (like a desiccant) as the odour molecules are often bound to moisture. You may need to do this a couple of times and it may not get rid of the odour 100% but it will reduce it very significantly.
     
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    Try placing the receiver in a sealed container along with some charcoal briquettes.
     
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    Put a dead cat on top of the receiver. This will not remove or erradicate the smell of the incense, but the odour of the cat will overpower it. :lesson:
     
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    That would cause the receiver to overheat- but it would slow cook the cat :)
     
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    Carefully open the receivers case and remove any vicars who have mistaken it for a church.
     
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    I've always found my receivers (which have always been Yamaha ;-) stink (of course it's hard to describe smells, we're not talking rotten eggs here I just call it the "new electronics" smell) when first turned on. I've never done anything to get rid of the smell and it goes after they've been powered on for long enough. So if you're worried just leave it running...

    I've noticed the same with other electronic goods too, it's clearly something to do with the manufacturing process. Pretty sure my Panasonic 4k player had the electronic product smell when first turned on...
     
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    Serves you right for buying AV equipment from a hippy.

    Don't buy AV gear from anyone wearing a caftan or beads!
     
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    I think the smell that you are describing is conformal coating, which is a solvent based protective layer often applied over circuit boards and components to provide a layer of protection. The smell is often the residual bits of organic solvent being driven off as the equipment heats up. Over time the smell will disappear as all of the volatiles leave the coating layer.
    We use a lot of Conformal Coating on our electronic manufacturing sites and it is what many people describe as a ‘new electronics’ smell.
     
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    It is basically the same stuff that David Dickinson is coated in :lesson:
     

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