I had to leave the room. It smells terrible.


The VCR turned on without a problem at first glance. I want into my room to grab a VHS and was about to put it in when the device started smoking and making fireworks sounds.
I turned the power outlet off immediatly. But too late to prevent an horrid smell of burnt plastic to take over the flat.

Judging by where the smoke is coming from, I think something went horribly wrong with the power supply. I presume some capacitors died. Maybe the main fliter caps? There was a *lot* of smoke.

The bad news is, I don’t have a VCR anymore. The good news is, I now have a VCR to fix.

I moved the VCR to the basement. Hoppefully this will help clear the smell.

@jelora It’s only the second time this is happening to me. But the first one was with a much older device and in a place with a much better ventilation, so it wasn’t *this* bad.

The worst case I had was with my slide projector
The smoke was huge and the smell was so big I had to leave it outside for 3 days

@jelora Oh shit. I hope that won’t be the case with my VCR. I live in a small flat, I can’t leave it outside 😅.

@sieri I’m afraid this one is rather easy to disturb 😅.

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