Another Dell laptop goes up in flames

“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,” Tony Smith reports for The Register.

Full article with photo here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James” for the heads up.]

More photos and info here.

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29 Comments

  1. Are rports of self-immolating Dells are due to poor design of the computers themselves, faulty batteries, or both? It would be helpful if reliable and accurate statistics were recorded of the makes and models of both laptops and batteries known to burst into flame.

  2. Are rports of self-immolating iBooks and Dells due to poor design of the computers themselves, faulty batteries, or both? It would be helpful if reliable and accurate statistics were recorded of the makes and models of both laptops and batteries known to burst into flame.

  3. I thought to correct your spelling mistake, but decided against it.

    You did notice the extra word (Hint: ‘iBook’) which I lifted from g’s post to put irony and context into the brouhaha.

    I satire you!

  4. Dell laptop owner arraigned with terrorist charges. While FBI was taking her away from the airport aisles she was screaming “It’s just a laptop, IT’S JUST A LAPTOP”

    The Dell customer later confessed she had not noticed that restriction on inflammable objects included Dell laptops as well.
    Investigator are still checking her background and ties with suspected terrorist cells misguiding themselves as dull Dell users.

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