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That Looks like My Box (Well, Except for the Charcoal) 3


Another Dell laptop has undergone spontaneous combustion, prompting the evacuation of the office it was situated in and the urgent intervention of the local fire brigade. Pictures of the incident point to a battery meltdown as the cause of the conflagration.

Crispy Dell

All seriousness aside, I’m thinking it’s possible they disregarded or did not receive a warning from Dell. Early on after I purchased the box I’m using right now, I got an email from Dell stating that there were problems with certain batteries from a particular vendor. Being rather paranoid about computers blowing up, I checked my battery and found it did not bear the suspect model numbers.

Might still take it out when I’m on AC, though . . . .



  1. Karen

    August 1, 2006 at 8:49 am

    Just another reason for me to stick with my desktop model!

  2. Frank

    August 1, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    (grin) Next time you get sent on a business trip, try packing that up and taking it with you.

    My company, in fact, now defaults to laptops, unless someone demands a desktop.

  3. Karen

    August 2, 2006 at 8:37 am

    Since we work from the home, I don’t see travel as a big issue. I watched my daughter with hers when they were here, it appeared to be too much trouble. She had no trouble though. But then, she’s more comfortable with that kind of thing than I am.