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    Staff personalising laptops

    Been going through the cupboard-o-doom and shifting through the now abandoned for a year PGCE scheme laptops to assign them to general staff today.

    Was going well until I found MR SMITH's laptop. MR SMITH seems to have self-righteously slapped stickers spelling his name in a juvenile font, as well as random zombies across the lid of the laptop.
    They are proving difficult to remove.

    So, got any tips for removing nasty stickers and sticky residue?

    Also keen to hear your stories and policies for this.

    If this MR SMITH had tried to return this to me I would have told him to get out and clean it before returning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zebulunn View Post
    So, got any tips for removing nasty stickers and sticky residue?
    Do it badly... so badly it damages the laptop.

    Then force MR SMITH to pay for the replacement, as THEY put the stickers there in the first place.


    Idiot gets shamed, example made, free upgrade.

    It's a win-win-win situation!

    [Don't actually do this!]

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    WD40 is great at removing sticky residue, worth a try.

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    I find white spirit good for these sorts of things, although it might take off any paint with it as well, so test carefully.

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    gumsalve (think thats the name - science dept should have it). Works a treat and doesn't leave any residue.
    Last edited by nephilim; 11th June 2014 at 11:35 AM.

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    My last workplace encouraged this so we could tell whose laptop is whose at a glance. Staff would often have a few decals on their laptops though a few were recognisable anyway due to the damage.

    My first work laptop ended up with a large hazchem flammable sticker on the lid.

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    We use some stuff called 'Sticky Stuff remover'. Our bottle is very old, but googling gave:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mykal-Sticky.../dp/B000TAT4GM

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    My last workplace encouraged this so we could tell whose laptop is whose at a glance. Staff would often have a few decals on their laptops though a few were recognisable anyway due to the damage.

    My first work laptop ended up with a large hazchem flammable sticker on the lid.
    I've only been here a year and a lot of teachers have personalised their machines, I don't really mind this as they are coming up to 5 years old . *cries at budget*
    I wouldn't expect a PGCE to do this though...a bit cheeky imo.

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    my personal laptop at home is covered in vinyl
    for work ones its a sticker with a name on it as they all look the same

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    Servisol 130 Works a treat, smells nicely citrony too.

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    Give it to a board student, we have stickers on laptops to say which laptop trolley they come from, but some students get so board they start removing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey-gear View Post
    Give it to a board student, we have stickers on laptops to say which laptop trolley they come from, but some students get so board they start removing them.
    *bored

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey-gear View Post
    Give it to a board student
    Staff personalising laptops-plank.jpg

    one like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
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    one like this?
    HOLD THE PHONE. Let me submit this idea to SLT:
    "Replacing bored students with board students will drastically improve our behavior statistics."
    Could we fool ofsted with this?

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    Yes like that one

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