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Re: Smelly Laptop

  • Subject: Re: Smelly Laptop
  • From: "Dennis Pogson" <dennis_nospampogson@ntlworld.com>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 09:59:41 GMT
  • Newsgroups: uk.comp.sys.laptops
  • Organization: NTL
  • References: <42b74001$0$2393$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net> <MPPte.25785$a5.11654@newsfe5-win.ntli.net> <d98nsc$aj7$1@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk>
  • Reply-to: "Dennis Pogson" <dennis_nospampogson@ntlworld.com>
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk uk.comp.sys.laptops:44916
Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> 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:
> Roy

Strange how we humans swear by the products of the cosmetics industry to get
rid of smells on our bodies, but woould never dream of using these upon
inanmate objects.

Use a little aftershave on a clean duster and repeat as necessary until the
laptop smells OK. It works!

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