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Smoking is bad for your Apple`s health...

Postby Bazza » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:24 am

Hi all...

Some of you Macheads might be interested in this... :(

http://consumerist.com/5408885/smoking- ... s-warranty
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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:44 am

When I used to smoke, the insides of my PC would get layered with orangey-brown gunk. I never thought what that must've done to things like the DVD drive lens (let alone my lungs)...

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Postby LeeNukes » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:31 pm

Good I say. I'm sick of working on peoples computers at work where the fans and filters are all clogged up with tar and I end up stinking of smoke afterwards. :evil:
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Postby towy71 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:44 pm

LeeNukes wrote:Good I say. I'm sick of working on peoples computers at work where the fans and filters are all clogged up with tar and I end up stinking of smoke afterwards. :evil:
I didn't think that anyone was allowed to smoke in the workplace anymore :? :? :?
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Postby nelz » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:24 pm

Banning smoking doesn't remove the years of accumulated tar. But you may have a case for refusing to work on them now and the company could justify replacing them with new computers.
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Postby LeeNukes » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:05 pm

More often then not they are home users PC's. We have people that work from home also though. I work for an outsourced IT support company.
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Postby Bazza » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:15 pm

Hi nelz...

> ...But you may have a case for refusing to work on them now...

Hmmm, interesting concept, except, if you are a one man band
and need the work, how would you refuse?
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Postby nelz » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:36 am

If you were your own boss, you could make the choice for yourself. As an employee, this may give some ammunition to an argument to not have to work on such foul, sticky hardware.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:38 am

And there is a good chance that the contamination itself actually caused the failure, which means that the warranty is invalid anyway.

Years ago, my company had to write off a Photocopier that had been used in a small office where all 3 occupants smoked.
The interior was so badly fouled, it was impossible to clean it without damaging it..
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