Neoseeker : News : Secondhand smoke can void Apple warranties
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kspiess Nov 23, 09
quote maxoho
I used to work for PC warranty department (not Apple) several years and I confirm that smokers computers were full of weird brown moist dust. Very hard to clean. Stinking like hell.
Huh really? That's interesting. I would have not have guessed that . You sure it was cigarette smoke that was doing that? I can't say I've heard or such a thing.
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Kristovski86 Nov 23, 09
tar from cigs do get all over everything, but tar's not dangerous unless inhaled or ingested. I seriously doubt you'll get skin cancer from a computer
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maxoho Nov 23, 09
I used to work for PC warranty department (not Apple) several years and I confirm that smokers computers were full of weird brown moist dust. Very hard to clean. Stinking like hell.
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skatcat31 Nov 22, 09
I'm sorry DG but that's a horrible thing to say. I point you to the US constitution and united states laws. They have safety regulations in place to reduce the risks from second smoke. Smoking companies must put labels on cigarettes and cigars to show that they are deadly. It is a person's choice to smoke. Seriously is it just me or are non smokers worse than smokers? And no, I don't smoke.
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D-G Nov 22, 09
Thats' awesome. Apple have my full support on this.

We need more rules like that to make life suck for smokers.

That way less people would smoke.
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Lesley Pro_04 Nov 21, 09
That's ridiculous. There is nothing in the warranty that specifically stated that the warranty is void if the computer is in a smoker's environment.
Someone should lose their job over this; it's like if I sent my laptop to Dell to get it repaired, only to find the warranty voided due to excessive farting. That's how ridiculous this is.
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Insanity Prevails Nov 21, 09
Initially when I saw the article title I assumed the reason would be smoke damaging the machines, but this is certainly not what I expected and quite laughable.
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gerard way owns you Nov 20, 09
quote Moonset
You should see some of the stuff that they put on warranties. On my old LG phone, it said that the warranty was void if the phone was damaged due to an "act of God".
I can here the phone conversation with Apple now...

"Did you have porn on your iPhone?"

"Yes, why?"

"That's clearly why it isn't working...Jesus is angry with you, so he decided he'd kill all your data, make prank calls to Italy, and then turn your phone into a brick...by the way, for the long distance, you owe us $666. Goodbye!"

Hahaha...
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MrGrimm Nov 20, 09
What I make of this is that because the hardware was in contact with second hand smoke at some point in time, it's contaminated, and thus, a health risk to Apple employees? Lol, you've got to be kidding me.
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Shadow of Death Nov 20, 09
quote Moonset
You should see some of the stuff that they put on warranties. On my old LG phone, it said that the warranty was void if the phone was damaged due to an "act of God".
Actually, I think that 'act of god' thing is a common excuse for them to get out of it.

Seriously though, bringing divine intervention into warranties though? XD
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Moonset Nov 20, 09
You should see some of the stuff that they put on warranties. On my old LG phone, it said that the warranty was void if the phone was damaged due to an "act of God".
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