Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Nov 2009 20:45 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Now this is an interesting case. Late last week news got out that Apple is refusing to repair machines still under AppleCare from customers who smoke, citing health risks from second-hand smoke. Wait, what?
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Meh
by markob on Fri 27th Nov 2009 23:39 UTC
markob
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2005-07-06

They told me the same thing 6 months ago when I called Apple Service to fix my DVD (I have AppleCare). The guy said if they find out I smoked near machine, they can't fix it. Well, I took it to service, they replaced it without a question (and yes, I smoke around my machine)... same when my HDD died a month ago. If you ask me it more depends on how radical antismoking laws are in a certain country. It's BS in the end... then all warranties should be voided for smokers?

This kinda reminds me on some law anti-smoking activists tried to force in our country. They wanted to forbid a person to smoke in his own home because the smoke could go out through window and to another window the building, causing second hand smoking. Idiocy.

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RE: Meh
by krreagan on Sat 28th Nov 2009 00:34 in reply to "Meh"
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2008-04-08

Hmmm, The tar in the smoke sticks to surfaces, thereby causing dust and skin particles to collect faster then under normal operating conditions, and a DVD player depends on a very clean surface (the laser emitter). Why should Apple have to pay for cleaning your contamination from their device. Smoke is not a normal environmental contaminant.

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