So a few weeks ago I got a new Lattitude 6430u for work.
The machine is great, but it smells as if it was assembled near a tomcats litter box. It is truly awful!
It seems to be coming from the keyboard.
Anybody got any advice on removing the smell?
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Thanks for taking an interest Steve. My stint as a road warrior is over for the moment, and I have to say that after running on the docking station with the lid closed for 5 weeks perhaps I have cooked the smell out of my unit. I unhooked it and let it cool overnight, and this morning no more terrible smell!
I can assure you that this was not any sort of normal new electronic sort of smell. As hotecha mentioned above, I would have been embarrassed to open the lid near a client. It also persisted for approximately two months.
Would greatly appreciate it Richard if you would update us on this. I'm not sure I can live with this smell for the life of the machine, but don't know how long they would have to have it and if I could be without it for that long.
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Unfortunately same problem here in the NL. I'm the second one in our company with this problem, cleaning is not possible, it doesn’t go away. Mine is on its way to Dell now to replace keyboard and palm-rest. The smell isn't coming from the fan on below, but definitely from the palm-rests.