I'm hoping that a knowledgeable person, perhaps from manufacturing will respond.solar3000 wrote:What smell? I don't ever recall any of my boards smelling bad. Perhaps a tiny chemical smell. But you'll live.
Could be the epoxy. But I believe there's no lead.
Unless there's something wrong with yours. Maybe yours got contaminated.
Hardly the firstHeater wrote: I have never noticed any Pi smell. Of the purchasers of more than 10 million Pi you are the first to complain of a smell.
Check that your Pi works properly when powered up (just in case yours is actually broken), then leave it out of the enclosure for a few hours, the smell should dissipate.mahjongg wrote:you are smelling the soldering process.
I asked for it to be changed because no-one has died or even been slightly harmed (so far)Did the Raspberry-pi police change my topic title?
I say we change it to "pleasant new board smell ?" because I sort of like it.mattmiller wrote:I asked for it to be changed because no-one has died or even been slightly harmed (so far)Did the Raspberry-pi police change my topic title?
Even myself, quite known for biting at the hand that feeds us, thought it was a bit much