News

Dell tries to solve ‘stinky’ laptop problem

Dell tries to solve ‘stinky’ laptop problem

THIS LAPTOP STINKS: Some Dell owners say their devices smell like a litter box. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Ewwwww — you got a Dell. Some owners of Dell laptops say their computers stink. Not because they’re slow or don’t download fast enough — but that they really smell.

They say the Latitude 6430u laptops reek of cat urine — and that the kitty-like funk seems to come from the keyboard or palm rest.

Dell has heard the caterwauling — and has been trying to do something about it.

They had said owners of the Latitude 6430u’s — and no the “u” doesn’t stand for urine — should clean the keyboards with a soft cloth or compressed air. But the smell persisted.

One customer wrote Dell to say he kept scolding his cat because he thought it was using the keyboard as a litter box. Now Dell says the smell is traced to a manufacturing process, which the company has since fixed.

Dell is asking those who have the funky laptops to contact its tech support line to have the palm rest assembly replaced.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

freezing-rain

yesterday in News

Snow, freezing rain, and sleet possible Sunday

One to two inches of snow are possible with up to one tenth of an inch of ice.

taylorsuspect

yesterday in Crime, News

CPD Detective catches man impersonating an officer in Golden Corral

The man produced a handgun and badge in an attempt to get a free drink.

BERGUM, JACOB- Aggravated Sexual Battery- Bond $20,000

yesterday in Crime, News

Man indicted for sexual battery of a child

24-year-old Jacob Bergum of Fort Campbell, Ky. allegedly had sexual contact with a 5-year-old victim.

WYLIE, DAVID- Vandalism, Indecent Exposure, P.I.- Bond $2,000

yesterday in Crime, News

Police: Man urinates in Walmart while stuffing trout in his pants

David Wylie was charged with shoplifting, vandalism, indecent exposure, and public intoxication.

WRIGHT, DARCELL- Criminal Attempt, Community Corrections- Bond $1,000,000

yesterday in Crime, News

Man indicted for Treeland Dr. murder

Darcell Dominique Wright charged in connection with the November 17, 2015 murder of Dalenzo Russell.