Dell laptop buyers make a stink over cat smell

Dell laptop buyers make a stink over cat smell

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Visitors walks around the Dell stand at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT on March 4, 2010 in the northern German city of Hanover. Some 4,157 companies from 68 countries are displaying their latest gadgets at the fair taking place from March 2 to 6, 2010. AFP PHOTO DDP/ NIGEL TREBLIN GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read NIGEL TREBLIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 31, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 9:01 AM

 (AP) — A noxious feline odor has recent buyers of Dell laptops caterwauling.

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.


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