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How does smoking disable a Laptop?

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kevin

I agree that one with a steady hand might be able to resolder fractured joints but the first two I saw were owned by no-smokers. So the point here is that HP knew they had JUNK and their real problem was that the expansion coefficient of the Graphics chip expanded and contracted too much and too often which is why the solder joints fractured in te first place. Sure smoking, dust, dirt, cat hair or whatever will make things worse but the fact remains HP knew about this and extended the warrantee by an additional year. Any user who maybe didn't use the laptop much never experienced a problem until even that extended warrantee ran out.
Long and short of this story is... HP built an entire series of JUNK computers and third party warrantees are just a rip-off.
Just my not so humble opinion based on 30+ years as a tech!