Skip to comments.Dell laptop explodes
Posted on 07/10/2006 9:21:04 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
AN INQUIRER READER attending a conference in Japan was sat just feet away from a laptop computer that suddenly exploded into flames, in what could have been a deadly accident.
Gaston, our astonished reader reports: "The damn thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five minutes".
Should you witness such an event, his advice is, "Don't try anything courageous/stupid, stay away, away, away!"
"For the record, this is a Dell machine," notes Gaston. "It is only a matter of time until such an incident breaks out on a plane," he suggests.
Our witness managed to catch all the action in these amazing pictures.
"Fire extinguishers leave a mess on your suit and belongings; pack your stuff (if you can) and leave, leave, leave!" he advises.
We don't have any further details of the model of the computer in question. In light of the evidence, however, we'd suggest you avoid actually using a laptop on your lap. Ouch.
The "Blue Screen of Death" on steroids.
Is it possible for laptops to convert to Islam?
"Dude! You got a Dell!" [BOOM!] "Oops."
"Oh no - my pr0n!!"
Probably the laptop was wireless connected to Daily Kos or Democratic Underground. Poor little machine could not handle all the hate and deceit and had a techno-mental breakdown.
You're gettin a DELL!.............
Maybe the company should think about giving away free asbestos jock straps/girdles with every purchase of a laptop.
Yea, it went up in flames but does it still work?
"Probably the laptop was wireless connected to Daily Kos or Democratic Underground. Poor little machine could not handle all the hate and deceit and had a techno-mental breakdown"
Not to mention the foul "written" language.
If it is too early to draw conclusions how can it not be related to battery recall?? My ** below.
Dell: Exploding Laptop Incident Investigated
June 28, 2006 9:25 p.m. EST
Shaveta Bansal - All Headline News Staff Writer
New York, NY (AHN) - Dell Inc. on Tuesday said that the company was investigating the incident of exploding of a Dell laptop computer....
"We have **captured** the notebook and have begun investigating the event," Dell spokeswoman Anne Camden said, confirming the computer was made by Dell but declining to specify the model. ...
Camden said it was **too early to draw any conclusions** and **added that it did not appear that the incident had anything to do with the battery issues related to the recall.** "From here it's going to be a very methodical and meticulous process to figure out what happened," Camden said.
I can't help wondering if this laptop was being run with a genuine Dell battery or some cheap off-brand 'equivalent'.
AN INQUIRER READER attending a conference in Japan was sat just feet away from a laptop computer....
Wussup wit was sat?
overclocker I'll bet
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