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Windows 7: Dell replaces Latitude E6430u's because they smell like cat pee

30 Oct 2013   #1
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 
Dell replaces Latitude E6430u's because they smell like cat pee

theguardian.com source link



Owners of a certain model of Dell laptop have been subjected to very unpleasant “cat urine” odours emanating from their new machines.

The powerful odour is “not at all health hazard” and seems to have been caused by a “manufacturing process that has now been changed,” according to SteveB, a senior technical consultant for Dell posting on the company’s support forums.

“Well .. here I am Sunday doing some work on the couch and my wife says ,"What stinks like cat pee?". I said ... I think its this laptop ... she puts her nose up to the keyboard and BAM! It really stinks,” said gambit29.

The smell was narrowed down to an issue with manufacturing, which was apparently resolved in October, meaning that new machines running off the production line were cured of the cat-pee smell.
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30 Oct 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 
Meow!

Quote:
A number of Dell users have complained that their Latitude 6430u Ultrabooks "smell of cat urine".

Dell engineers have ruled out biological contamination, and said the smell was not a health hazard.

The problem lay in the manufacturing process, which has now been changed, the company said.

Users affected by the issue should send their laptop back for replacement parts.
BBC News - Dell users: Latitude 6430u laptops 'smell of cat urine'
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30 Oct 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

They will be on ebay soon as the new urinebooks from Dell.
They will sell quickly.
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30 Oct 2013   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Ah piss on Dell ! Or maybe this is the super secret sealed urine cooling loop I've heard is coming ?
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30 Oct 2013   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

They should stop pissing about....
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30 Oct 2013   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Go home Dell. You're piss drunk.
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30 Oct 2013   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Must have allot of cats on the assembly line
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30 Oct 2013   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I'd be pissed...

A Guy
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31 Oct 2013   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Can't be many cats in China they have been eating them for centuries.
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31 Oct 2013   #10
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Any Cats in China are guarded .. no doubt.. but.. seriously.. some cultures . as in young generation will not eat cats, or dogs.
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