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Windows 7: Smoking near Mac voids warranty

24 Nov 2009   #11
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
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

The sad thing is that one would be considered clean to the ones I have worked on. Damn no wonder I have "smokers cough" and I don't smoke lol.


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24 Nov 2009   #12
Qdos

 

You should see the insides of a computer which has been used in a chip shop, dripping with sticky grease... and add to that a little dust, and you have something akin to mortar sticking to everything.

However if there is no specific inclusion of smoking in the warranty terms Apple are taking the p*ss and need their ass kicked. In fact it's so ridiculous that I'd say they'll get their come-uppance at the hands of the courts or consumer standards agencies.

You cannot inhale solid residues from tobacco, such as those which might stick to a machines innards. You're talking of a microscopically thin layer of residue that is so negligible as to be absurd to worry about.

Some of the chemicals used by Apple and others in mainboard assembly, like PCB's and lead, are actually far more dangerous LOL!

Do Hoover or Electrolux, or Zanussi or Phillips, void your washing machine warranty if you wash dirty babies nappies in it?
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24 Nov 2009   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post

Do Hoover or Electrolux, or Zanussi or Phillips, void your washing machine warranty if you wash dirty babies nappies in it?
Only if you smoke whilst you're doing the washing
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24 Nov 2009   #14
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
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
I wonder what that person's lungs look like...
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24 Nov 2009   #15
Howdr

Win 7 7100
 
 

LOL Apple shoots themselves in the foot yet again. All Hail Steve Jobs, Lord and Master!
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24 Nov 2009   #16
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Isn't a computer considered a bio hazard in itself? I mean it has to be disposed of as hazardous waste right? I can understand the concern of working on a system as pictured above. But isn't flux in soldering also a bio hazard. My point being is their has to be plenty of cleaning fluids, solvents, and other hazardous materials in the shop to begin with. So to me on top of it not being listed as voiding the warranty in the contract. It's not even a legitimate excuse. It's just another way to get out of supporting your product. Apple please continue down this road. As they all walk around in their highly contaminated dry cleaned suits. Fabe
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26 Nov 2009   #17
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Are sneezing and/or farting allowed in the license?
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26 Nov 2009   #18
darnatl

Dual Boot Vista Ultimate 64Bit SP2/Windows 7 RC
 
 

I smoked a ham in the kitchen and used my mac for the recipe. Does that void my warranty?
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26 Nov 2009   #19
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Nice link Lordbob75 : great info

Anyway Mac always try to catch attention : this time too...
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27 Nov 2009   #20
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nokian73me View Post
Nice link Lordbob75 : great info

Anyway Mac always try to catch attention : this time too...
They sure do that!

(Nice sig btw!)
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