I love the smell of cat urine in the morning
October 30, 2013 2:54 PM Subscribe
posted by Wordshore (32 comments total)
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: A number of Dell users have complained that their Latitude 6430u Ultrabooks "smell of cat urine" ... Another customer, Hoteca, said: "I thought for sure one of my cats sprayed it, but there was something faulty with it so I had it replaced. The next one had the same exact issue. It's embarrassing taking it to clients because it smells so bad." Other users said they had blamed their cats for the smell.
"The smell is not related to cat urine or any other type of biological contaminant, nor is it a health hazard," Dell support technician SteveB said. The problem was related to the manufacturing process, and had now been resolved, he said.
: First, Dell told them to try cleaning it with a soft cloth. That didn’t work. Then they suggested compressed air, but as the complaints of laptops with keyboards and track pads that smelled exactly like cat urine piled up, Dell was forced to admit there was a problem.
: Buyers of the Latitude E6430u started stinking up the Dell forums with complaints about the notebook's suspiciously feline-like stench all the way back in June. Dell support first suggested removing the Latitude's keyboard and cleaning underneath, as well as blowing both the keyboard and vents with compressed air.
Things other peoples laptops smell of include burning
, burning hair
, melted chocolate
, more beer
, and from Ask MetaFilter, barbecue sauce
n.b. Smartphone users can now choose to enjoy the smell of bacon