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Re: Excessively Smelly Gear

Post by DX21 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:52 pm

crush some charcoal briquets and lay it out on a small tray inside of the unit for a few days, it'll snuff up all of the strange smells.

If it doesn't work, leave it for a few more days.

If not. Try mixing 50/50 Sodium Bicarbonate Baking Soda and Crushed Charcoal in a small glass until it is a greyish chunky mixture and put back on the tray.

I used it to air out old arcade cabinets from a smelly bar. It worked wonders.
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Re: Excessively Smelly Gear

Post by GuyaGuy » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:42 am

Send it to me and the odor will go away.

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Re: Excessively Smelly Gear

Post by Dr. Phibes » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:24 pm

DX21 wrote:crush some charcoal briquets and lay it out on a small tray inside of the unit for a few days, it'll snuff up all of the strange smells.

If it doesn't work, leave it for a few more days.

If not. Try mixing 50/50 Sodium Bicarbonate Baking Soda and Crushed Charcoal in a small glass until it is a greyish chunky mixture and put back on the tray.

I used it to air out old arcade cabinets from a smelly bar. It worked wonders.
I was going to do this but when I dug out the charcoal in the shed it was covered with mould! Image

I've got some bicarb though which is helping.

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Re: Excessively Smelly Gear

Post by Rbh » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:37 am

I have the same issue with an old Hammond x5 . It gets worse and worse the longer it's powered on. I'm thinking it's the glue used in the particle board and plywood, and maybe the old pcb stock. it's pushing 35 - 40 years. I may place a small low temp space heater in the console and bake it out.

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Re: Excessively Smelly Gear

Post by Dr. Phibes » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:51 am

It's still pretty smelly Image

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Re: Excessively Smelly Gear

Post by Daniele Spadavecchia » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:18 am

It works for smelly fridges:

Put baking soda in a cup or even buy a box at the grocery that is specific for the fridge. Remove the tab from the soda box and place it inside the keyboard and close it leaving it there for a few days. The soda will absorb the smell.

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