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Stickers on computers: Y / N  ?

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    jamie

    I wonder if apple puts stickers on it's computers:  powered by intel, OSX, Designed by Apple

    ..not sure but i think not.  I am going to remove those energy star / windows and intel stickers - stuck on my kiosk (carefully!)

    what's youre take on pc stickers - harmless? stupid?

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    Cupiditas

    Irritating. They never come off properly, either, they just leave this great horrible sticky mark. At least my Vostro only has Intel and Vista stickers. My last laptop had an enormous sticker curtesy of AMD. That made a mess.

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    jamie

    Cupiditas said:

    Irritating. They never come off properly, either, they just leave this great horrible sticky mark. At least my Vostro only has Intel and Vista stickers. My last laptop had an enormous sticker curtesy of AMD. That made a mess.

    i agree - plus i build my own machines at wintel - and they always put this cheesy Wintel computers sticker on the case (as there is a space for this)

    but its an ugly logo and a horrendously sticky - sticker!

    death to stickies! Wink

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    ManipUni

    Get some WD-40, put it on a paper towel, put it on top of the sticker and allow the sticker to soak up the oil. Then the sticker will just slide right off. Remove any excess oil with a dry towel. If you have any left over glue then use rubbing alcohol.

    PS - I personally like the Intel Inside and eStar stickers. I hate most others though.

    edit: I do not accept any liability or damages for anyone who squirts WD-40 into their laptop (or allows an oversaturated paper towel to drip). Less is more people, less is more!

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    jamie

    ManipUni said:

    Get some WD-40, put it on a paper towel, put it on top of the sticker and allow the sticker to soak up the oil. Then the sticker will just slide right off. Remove any excess oil with a dry towel. If you have any left over glue then use rubbing alcohol.

    PS - I personally like the Intel Inside and eStar stickers. I hate most others though.

    edit: I do not accept any liability or damages for anyone who squirts WD-40 into their laptop (or allows an oversaturated paper towel to drip). Less is more people, less is more!

    ya but when you walk up to a bank kiosk - it doesnt advertise what its powered by (especially with stickers!)

     

    and the energy star = s**t paper sticker - glue everywhere... Tongue Out

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    ManipUni

    jamie said:
    ManipUni said:
    *snip*

    ya but when you walk up to a bank kiosk - it doesnt advertise what its powered by (especially with stickers!)

     

    and the energy star = s**t paper sticker - glue everywhere... Tongue Out

    You should just press the paper towel straight down over the sticker, the WD-40 will get under it, and after some time you should just be able to slide the sticker off in one go. Some glue will remain but that is where the rubbing alcohol comes in Smiley

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    jamie

    ManipUni said:
    jamie said:
    *snip*

    You should just press the paper towel straight down over the sticker, the WD-40 will get under it, and after some time you should just be able to slide the sticker off in one go. Some glue will remain but that is where the rubbing alcohol comes in Smiley

    haha - ya i should have read that FIRST

    * as a musician - i love stickers - band stickers ... for computer case and guitar cases..

    but i hate these little -metal - sticky - stickers!  arg!

     

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    VB Man

    No, they do not. The stickers all on the palmrests of PCs looks so cheap. Apple sticks to the highest quality. 

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    andokai

    VB Man said:

    No, they do not. The stickers all on the palmrests of PCs looks so cheap. Apple sticks to the highest quality. 

    Nice pun.

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    Ion Todirel

    Y

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    AndyC

    I'm definitely not a fan of stickers on PCs. I can just about live with the small Windows/Intel ones (though I'd rather they weren't there to be honest - I already bought the machine, it's too late to advertise it too me).

    What I really can't understand is the people who leave the massive and easy to peel off specification stickers on their laptop. Tha's just bizarre.

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    Bas

    AndyC said:

    I'm definitely not a fan of stickers on PCs. I can just about live with the small Windows/Intel ones (though I'd rather they weren't there to be honest - I already bought the machine, it's too late to advertise it too me).

    What I really can't understand is the people who leave the massive and easy to peel off specification stickers on their laptop. Tha's just bizarre.

    Perhaps some people just don't care that there's a sticker there?

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    zian

    I like them if they're perfectly straight and look metal-ly, like the Intel ones. The Windows Vista Basic sticker looks awful.

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    AndyC

    Bas said:
    AndyC said:
    *snip*

    Perhaps some people just don't care that there's a sticker there?

    They probably don't. But they look ugly and usually have one of those dangling pull things to make it obvious that you're intended to remove it. It bugs me. So do people who leave that bit of transparent packing plastic on there phone screens. It shouldn't bother me, it just does. Tongue Out

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    Ion Todirel

    AndyC said:
    Bas said:
    *snip*

    They probably don't. But they look ugly and usually have one of those dangling pull things to make it obvious that you're intended to remove it. It bugs me. So do people who leave that bit of transparent packing plastic on there phone screens. It shouldn't bother me, it just does. Tongue Out

    hey Jamie, you should design a sticker "I'm to cool for stickers" and stick it on your machine Smiley

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    Koogle

    I take off ugly looking stickers, decent looking stickers I leave on so long as they are out of the way and not distracting..  really they are very harmless those stickers jamie

    "It bugs me. So do people who leave that bit of transparent packing plastic on there phone screens."

    and mp3 players etc.. yeah I don't understand those people who leave them stickers on.. suppesedly to stop scratches.. while they're using a screen with with little air pockets and less clearness to view the actual screen. me I rip that sucker off and just take good care of the screen from scratches.

    How is this a GOOD sticker?? it looks like a creased mess..

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    WillemM

    Nope, don't have stickers on my imac. My PC on the other hand doesn't have them either.

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    JohnAskew

    WillemM said:

    Nope, don't have stickers on my imac. My PC on the other hand doesn't have them either.

    You have an imac in one hand and a PC in the other hand? In India, it is customary to use the imac hand when, nevermind...

    Stick 'em where appropriate, I say, and I'm still looking for that Chevy with "Intel Inside" stickers covering it entirely.

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