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Windows 7: Smoking near Mac voids warranty


23 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Smoking near Mac voids warranty

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In a rather bizarre situation reported on The Consumerist website, it turns out that smoking near your Apple computer is a bio hazard and voids the warranty.

There is very little doubt as to the repercussions of smoking a pack of ten per day, however one would never think it would affect a laptop's warranty. If you have a Mac, it does.
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23 Nov 2009   #2

 

Apple Mac will seal their own fate soon enough if they keep on with petty measures like this, I'm glad I'm not one of their fanbois... it must be murder shopping for your hardware at the best of times...

I think you can safely say all animal research laboratories, where they get Beagles or Chimpanzees to chain smoke, will shortly be moving up to Windows 7 now...
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23 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

After reading the article and thinking for a bit I can agree to them a bit. See smoking causing a tar build up which slows down the fans or stops them from working correctly. After working on thousands of machine in which people smoked a company I worked for started to charge to replace fans of machines that where under warranty due to smoking. I believe my boss called it an abuse of equipment which voided the warranty. I made sure that each customer when they came back to pick up the machine would get back their tared items and when they would start to complain about paying i just handed over the item and say tell me is the normal usage ware?? 99% of the time they just paid and walked out. I did have a few say well I wanted a reason to stop smoking in the house if this is how my fan in the computer looks just think about my tv or other items.
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23 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Doesn't any use or behavior that "voids the warranty" have to state that in either paperwork signed or on the product itself?
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23 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Doesn't any use or behavior that "voids the warranty" have to state that in either paperwork signed or on the product itself?
Read any EULA and you will see after five minutes you cant remember what you read a few seconds ago. Also we have seen that ever state can rule on what should and shouldnt be included in the agreements. So in one state its fair the other its not. So they will class this as an external environment factor that voids the warranty.
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23 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkXeno View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Doesn't any use or behavior that "voids the warranty" have to state that in either paperwork signed or on the product itself?
Read any EULA and you will see after five minutes you cant remember what you read a few seconds ago. Also we have seen that ever state can rule on what should and shouldnt be included in the agreements. So in one state its fair the other its not. So they will class this as an external environment factor that voids the warranty.
But my point being it has to be stated somewhere. Period.
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23 Nov 2009   #7

W7 Pro 64
 
 

What about dust? I assume more dust clogs up fans than smoking, assuming in most workplaces smoking is not allowed anymore.

And Starbucks (where guys with very tight T-shirts and Macs go to see other guys in very tight T-shirts with Macs) smoking is not allowed.

I also think the target audience (middle to high income, educated) is less likely to smoke. I doubt Trailer parks have too high of a a Mac usage.
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23 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
What about dust? I assume more dust clogs up fans than smoking, assuming in most workplaces smoking is not allowed anymore.

And Starbucks (where guys with very tight T-shirts and Macs go to see other guys in very tight T-shirts with Macs) smoking is not allowed.

I also think the target audience (middle to high income, educated) is less likely to smoke. I doubt Trailer parks have too high of a a Mac usage.
I live in a trailer park thank you very much. We are not poor, just not rich.

Anyways. Anything can cause damage to a PC, even using it. Me for example, HP threatened to NOT repair my touchpad left/right click buttons because they both broke during NORMAL use. Apparently normal use is in violation of the 1 year standard warranty?

Companies need to calm down with what does and does not void warranties.
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23 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
What about dust? I assume more dust clogs up fans than smoking, assuming in most workplaces smoking is not allowed anymore.

And Starbucks (where guys with very tight T-shirts and Macs go to see other guys in very tight T-shirts with Macs) smoking is not allowed.

I also think the target audience (middle to high income, educated) is less likely to smoke. I doubt Trailer parks have too high of a a Mac usage.
I live in a trailer park thank you very much. We are not poor, just not rich.

Anyways. Anything can cause damage to a PC, even using it. Me for example, HP threatened to NOT repair my touchpad left/right click buttons because they both broke during NORMAL use. Apparently normal use is in violation of the 1 year standard warranty?

Companies need to calm down with what does and does not void warranties.
Companies are so greedy they don't want to replace/fix the stuff they make

It is all about the bottom dollar
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23 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Here is part of the reason:
Computer Killers – Pet Hair, Dust and Cigarette Smoke | Technibble

Here is another image (site has better ones):


Who wants to clean that? Also, I imagine it would stink.

While I am not sure this was the most intelligent move by Apple, I sure as hell would not want to be the tech cleaning that.

~Lordbob
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