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Re: Smelly Laptop

  • Subject: Re: Smelly Laptop
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 10:50:00 +0100
  • Newsgroups: uk.comp.sys.laptops
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
  • References: <42b74001$0$2393$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net> <MPPte.25785$a5.11654@newsfe5-win.ntli.net>
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Dennis Pogson wrote:

> David Baxter wrote:
>> Hi group,
>> I recently aquired a laptop from an ex work collegue. It's in fairly
>> good condition, except for the smell. The guy I bought it from didn't
>> appear to know what hygiene was - constantly smelled bad, and the
>> smell has rubbed off onto his laptop. The finish of the plastic where
>> your wrists would be while typing has pretty much worn off, and the
>> keys were very greasy when I first got hold of it.
>> I've had a good go at it with my anti-static foam cleaner, which
>> usually gets rid of most smells, but it's not quite good enough to
>> get rid of this smell.
>> Anyone got any suggestions on how to freshen up this laptop?
>> Cheers,
>> Dave
> Aftershave?

I was going to make a sarcastic comment myself, but held back, at least
until somebody else made a true suggestion, without fuckwit involved. (no
implication whatsoever intended *smile*)

I think the problem is that certain molecules could have hardened inside the
laptop. This will fade away in due course, provided that you give it a
'good home'.

To clean up a keyboard, you probably want to hold it upside down (hard to do
with a laptop) so that you can give it a rub with damp substances. If the
case is badly worn out, you might as well try to find another case of the
same model, which is completely dysfunctional (eBay maybe). You can also
grab the other keyboard in the process.

Lastly, avoid anything like this:


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