We've got three B-1 units. Thank you for all the work to make it happen to this stage!Whoa! A burning smell ain't never good coming from electronics, especially electronics meant for kids. Luckily, the OLPC developers sprang into action quickly. Mitch Bradley quickly asked a few questions to see what might be causing the burning smell:
We turned on them, and are playing with them... There is one thing that we can't help noticing: each of them emits some burning smell near the antenna or the USB ports. It smells like burning plastic or glass-fiber.
Has anybody else noticed this? Is it safe?
Does it seem to come from one side in particular, or from both sides equally?But answers never came. And so ended the public discussion of the mysterious OLPC XO-1 B1 laptop burning smell. Still a mystery to us, to you, to everyone.
Also, does it change when you turn off the machine and remove the battery?
Does any part of the system feel significantly warmer than the rest of the unit?
And are you running them from battery or from the wall pack?
Thanks for the report. We want to get one of those machines back for
analysis. I'll send you the shipping details in a separate message.
Thanks for being a beta tester!