Dell laptops smell of cat urine

A noxious feline odor has recent buyers of Dell laptops caterwauling.

By - October 31, 2013 Share on LinkedIn
cat covering eyes porn

Buyers of some Dell Latitude 6430u laptops say their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine. They say on the company’s customer forums that the odor seems to be coming from the keyboard or palm rest.

Dell says its investigation revealed strange scent is related to a manufacturing process, which the company has since fixed. But if your portable PC isn’t “purrfect,” Dell says you should contact the company to have your laptop’s palm rest assembly replaced.

Company spokesman David Frink says the odor isn’t related to a “biological contamination” and doesn’t present a health hazard. He added that newly assembled laptops aren’t affected.

More gadget news

iPad Air reviews roll in

Who really wants a smartwatch?

R1,400 Gobii Android tablet from Kalahari

Google to expand Google Glass test group

Share your thoughts

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Have you ever had one of your passwords leaked online?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Massive Makro Cyber Sale – over 200 big deals

Cyber Monday

Makro has launched “this year’s biggest online sale”, offering over 200 big deals on technology and multimedia products.

This is why fibre is expensive and being rolled out slowly in South Africa

Broadband speed

Fibre-to-the-home installations are not happening as fast or as cheaply as they should, the FTTH Council Africa has said.

Buying and selling passwords online

Crime money

Data breaches are a regular part of the cyberthreat landscape.

This is who will win the Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

A South African bookmaker has revealed who its money is on to eventually sit on the Iron Throne.

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
×