Dell offers to replace palm rest assembly on Latitude 6430u Ultrabooks that reek of cat urine

By Shawn Knight · 14 replies
Oct 31, 2013
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  1. Dell Latitude 6430u Ultrabook owners have been causing a stink on message boards and support forums over the past several months due to an unusual smell emanating from the machine’s palm rest. Users claim it smells like cat urine with...

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  2. I laughed at the article when it first came up but that picture being added to the story listing on the front page really takes the cake.
  3. Phillip Seni

    Phillip Seni TS Rookie Posts: 26

    so the manufacturing process includes michael saul dell's cat?:D
  4. I always thought Dell were 'on the nose'.

    Now we have proof.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,269

    Do not be surprised. Urine is used as a hardening agent in the manufacturing of a lot of things. It's full of nitrogen.
  6. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    Wow....what an Facebook this goes!
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,269

    Typical woman. If Facebook's number of users stats are to be believed then I think about 278 million people have beaten you to the punch by now and that's being conservative. :)
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  8. Taycat

    Taycat TS Rookie Posts: 50

    Typical man. Thinking that somebody posted something before somebody else means you shouldn't. Of course, there are around 5million people just like you and that's being conservative. :)
    RenGood08 and Skidmarksdeluxe like this.
  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,095   +864

    Typical humans, Using Facebook and being male or female.
    Taycat and RenGood08 like this.
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,269


    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,218   +421

    So I'm not human since I don't use facebook?
  12. @ Taycat : If it was the typical man, that number would be closer to 3 billion. :p
  13. mctommy

    mctommy TS Addict Posts: 213   +38

    World population is above 7 billion, 26% of population is under 14... so that leaves you a little over 5 billion for males/females between 15 & 65 and over. You do the math (and that's being generous with the inclusion of 15-year-old as "man").
  14. Railman

    Railman TS Booster Posts: 708   +101

    I have been using this Dell laptop since April and I noticed the smell. As the machine is used every day it is exposed to the air and as a result the smell is only slight now. It is a bit like paint after a while the smell goes.
  15. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    I am a typical woman...considering I AM a woman. haha

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