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    I don't believe it!

    We're dog-sitting for some friends who have gone abroad.

    Daughter leaves laptop on sitting room floor.

    Dog pees on laptop on sitting room floor.

    Dog pee fries the inverter board and makes the laptop smell really bad.

    Daughter has hysterics as all her coursework is on the laptop and no, she's never backed it up.

    Dog gets to spend the rest of the day sitting in the back garden.

    I get to recover all the data from the hdd and clean the laptop. Great.

    Tomorrow, I'm making an insurance claim. I wonder if they'll believe me at Churchill?


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    Send them this picture if they don't believe you...


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    No, I'll just send them the laptop - they'll just have to smell it to know I'm not trying to pull a fast one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    No, I'll just send them the laptop - they'll just have to smell it to know I'm not trying to pull a fast one!
    Send them that nice picture I sent you earlier too - you never know they may be a big fishing fan....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Send them that nice picture I sent you earlier too - you never know they may be a big fishing fan....
    Lol. I showed the missus and she was rather

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    I'm just glad I didn't have fish and chips this evening for my tea.
    I certainly be looking at Captain Birds EYE in a different light in the future. Tata sauce anyone ?

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    Well, it's put me off sushi.

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    What happened to dog being man's best friend?

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    Im sure the daughter wouldnt like to know you classed looking after her as "dog sitting" :P

    If its that much of a struggle... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    Im sure the daughter wouldnt like to know you classed looking after her as "dog sitting" :P

    If its that much of a struggle... :P
    Lol

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    This discussion on Slashdot may be helpful with regards to cleaning out the laptop and making it smell alright again.

    Slashdot | Recovering Moldy Electronics?

    and maybe some dog training voutures would be a good Christmas present for your friends
    Last edited by SYNACK; 29th October 2008 at 09:13 AM.

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    Im not keen on having to clean a laptop up in general but dog pee... yuk.

    You made your claim yet... how did that go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apeo View Post
    Im not keen on having to clean a laptop up in general but dog pee... yuk.

    You made your claim yet... how did that go?
    I tried phoning but was in a queue first thing so I'm going to try later. Looking at my policy I don't know if I'm covered as it was hardly accidental was it - the dog chose to pee on it?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I tried phoning but was in a queue first thing so I'm going to try later. Looking at my policy I don't know if I'm covered as it was hardly accidental was it - the dog chose to pee on it?!
    Hmmm 'The laptop was accidently broken by accidental peeing' sounds kinda funny but I'm sure you can argue the point. Im sure it would be considered accidental if a child killed the laptop thinking its a toy or the rule should really apply here ... Oh i hate insurance.. so eager to take your money but its like trying to bleed a stone to get them to pay up.

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