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It is NOT apr 1 - Dell laptops have CAT like smell !!

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    It is NOT apr 1 - Dell laptops have CAT like smell !!


    Hi there.

    I can't say I've ever noticed this myself but things must be getting crazy when the most read technology articles are like THIS one !!!! .
    BBC News - Dell users: Latitude 6430u laptops 'smell of cat urine'

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    ...lol...

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    Portsmouth Hants
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    I used to love my Psion 3A - it always retained that new vinyl saffron smell. I could not have kept it if it had smelt of cat pee.
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    Probably happened during the assembly phase...

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    Have your dog change the smell.
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    Portsmouth Hants
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    Hey, a DELL technician at work!

    DON'T CUT THE GREEN WIRE!!!
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    Sabotage in shipping?

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    Jimbo,

    I have 6 of those laptops in my office, in fact that's what I am using right now. Of the 6 of them, 3 of them have the cat pee smell problem. If you look at the Dell Community forum thread that the article references, you will see my posting in the thread. Although my name got manged in Dell's system and shows as ppark1. I've been working with Steve B at Dell on this problem for a few months now.

    Dell is actually en route to my office as we speak to "fix" my 3 smelly laptops.
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    Dell sent out new palmrests for the 6430u's and they have been replaced. All corrected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Dell sent out new palmrests for the 6430u's and they have been replaced. All corrected.
    I guess QC had colds when they were approved for shipment. LOL
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