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  1. #1 Cig Smoke Voids Mac Warranty. 
    PSA: Smoking is so bad it voids your computer warranty
    Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:27PM EST
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    Heads up, schmokers: Lighting up near your computer is heresy enough that Apple says it voids your warranty should you need to bring a smoke-exposed computer in for repair.

    Specifically, in at least two instances in different parts of the country, Apple has voided the warranty and refused to provide repair service on Macintosh computers exposed to environments where cigarette smoke has been present. Calling cigarette smoke residue (tar and whatnot) inside a computer a health risk and a "biohazard," in both cases Apple customers have been denied service despite having time left on a valid warranty.

    Apple is standing by the decisions, saying that repair centers have the authority to make decisions like this on their own, citing OSHA rules that include nicotine in a list of hazardous substances that could damage the health of someone exposed to it. (Consumerist, which digests the issue with its typical aplomb, adds that sucrose, talc, and calcium carbonate are all also on the OSHA hazardous materials list.)

    Apple isn't formally commenting on the issue or responding to media requests for comment, namely regarding whether there's a threshold for cigarette smoke exposure beyond which a computer won't be serviced. Is one cigarette too much? 200? The answer is probably far less scientific than that: If a technician doesn't like cigarette smoke and your computer smells a bit smoky, it probably won't get serviced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Can I still spill coffee on the keyboard!? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    Can I still spill coffee on the keyboard!? :D
    As long a it's decaf. :p
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    What's next. Car warranties. If the mechanic smells smoke, he can refuse to repar the car because of a hazard to his health. BS.
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    I wonder how fast the tech or Repair Center management would change their mind if I said "but I'm willing to pay cash".
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    I wonder if farts leave a residue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I wonder if farts leave a residue?
    Dude, they are called skid marks! :eek:

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    Dude, they are called skid marks! :eek:
    Dammit. Beat me to it. :mad::D
    Hey careful man! There's a beverage here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    Dude, they are called skid marks! :eek:
    But what if your under britches don't catch all of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    Dammit. Beat me to it. :mad::D
    Hanging curveball man! :D

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