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How does smoking disable a Laptop?

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I have been independent computer tech for 11+ years, worked on a lot of Dell and HP. Not only does smoking kill PC's, so does candle soot. One client is a Yankee Candle reseller, she has them lit in her shop 12 hrs/day.

Her machines seldom last more than 3 years. Soot buildup on everything: fans, hard disk, air intake, you name it. Now consider that the fans pull a lot of dust an lint along with the soot, and you have the perfect recipie for clogging up everything.

Gross to work on, my hands are full of black soot, worse than laser toner spills.