DELL BATTERY

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  1. AK DRAGON

    AK DRAGON Guitar Popcicle

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    Friday night was a very interesting, to say the least. I get up and sit down with my Dell and low and behold I hear snapping and popping followed by a whoosh of Flame out the back of my laptop. The bloody Li-Ion Batteries were on FIRE! I don't know how I kept my wits about me, but I got it off my lap and outside before I got burned or burned my place down. I was lucky to be able to save the HD. Now to strangle dell for a new laptop.


    Aftermath

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    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    Holy shit! So glad I use Thinkpads only.
     
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    Pray that your Tinkpad doesn't use Sony Li-Ion Batteries.
     
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    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!!!

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    Shit. I guess you had one of the recall models?
     
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    ummmmmm dell will give u ANYTHING to stop this news getting out btw (request a top of the range of their newest model and dont take anything less)...

    I always worry about this happening, i always move my macbook off my bed onto a hard desk..in the vein hope that it will stop it burning my house down if it pops
     
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    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!!!

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    No, if I remember correctly, this was happening to a lot of Dell laptops a while back. They were being recalled.
     
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    ah...if its on a recall list i guess u don't have much case (besides the fact that your fucking laptop went on fire lol)
     
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    13point9 Now with Less Hair!

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    well if the OP didn't hear about it then Dell didn't do a good enough job of letting people know about the issues with their products...
     
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    13point9 Now with Less Hair!

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    I knew about the Dell recall, though this model wasn't on the list. It soon will be! I will of course be asking for a replacement. I would hate to get nasty
     
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    Your life/household was endangered, request nothing less than a better model as stated.

    Good to read that the HD was salvageable. :yesway:
     
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    AK DRAGON Guitar Popcicle

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    for the most part.. I still am working on trying to recovery my Outlook.pst file and Firefox bookmarks. Not going to be easy since it damaged the boot sector beyond Vista recovery.
     
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    how the fuck did you recover the harddrive from that? :lol:

    glad you are ok bro.
     
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    In my experience, one bit at a time

    UPDATE:

    I have been in contact with DELL, they are sending me a prepaid box to ship the computer back to them to evaluate it despite being out of warranty. I guess a battery explosion trumps warranties. :metal:
     
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    UPDATE pt duex: DELL is sending me a new laptop. Reason: protection circuit on the MB failed, sending too much power into the batteries sending them into thermal runaway (aka FIRE). Should be in my hands in a month.
     
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    Noice. :yesway:
     

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