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

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject: Smoking is bad for your Apple`s health... Reply with quote

Hi all...

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

http://consumerist.com/5408885/smoking-near-apple-computers-creates-biohazard-voids-warranty
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 or Very Mad
I didn't think that anyone was allowed to smoke in the workplace anymore Confused Confused Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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