Must.Bite.Tongueon October 5, 2006 at 6:07 pm
No, I dont think thats coverd under warranty
So I work at an Electronics retail store that also services computers, TVs etc
About a year ago I am working in the Media Dept (CDs, DVD Movies, Video Games and so on) and I get a call from a customer
C: My PS2 wont read games anymore and makes a funny noise.
M: Ok bring it in and well take a look at it.
about an hour later he comes in a plops the system down on the service counter and instantly know that something in not kosher. The system reeks of tobacco.
I plug the system in and boot it up and lo and behold… nothing the system gets power but wont even load the Ps2 OS. First i am thinking software issue and that Sony really cant make a product that is really all that stable, but then something catches my eye the fan is being blocked by something.
I get out my trusty screwdriver and open the casing…
Let me describe what I saw…….. Imagine taking 500 cigarettes and taking out the tobacco, wetting the tobacco and smearing it all over a CD drive. Now add alot of heat and normal everyday dust and you get the idea.
This thing had a protective shell of hardend tobacco all over the inside i literaly could not chip it off with a screwdriver. it was probably the most horrid thing i have ever seen.
I put the case back on, turned to the customer and told him my findings and that there was nothing that i could do. he lashed out with the warranty spiel and i told him that that was abuse and not covered. he called my manager out and my manager asked to see the system, it took all his strength to hold back a laugh.
So kids dont smoke, if not for you than for your electronics.