View Full Version : Dell is Recalling 4.1 Million Laptop Batteries
08-15-2006, 09:11 PM
I just found this article and thought I would pass it on since I know a number of members use laptops and probably use Dells. I don't want anyone hurt if it really is a possibility.
08-16-2006, 01:33 AM
Too bad they're not recalling all their crappy computers back. They're all defective just for having four big ass letters slapped on it. Wanta guess what those letters spell ;)
08-16-2006, 04:43 AM
I have Dell laptop and desktop. Never any problems. Glad my XPS laptop battery isn't on the list. Whew! And it's also not just a Dell problem, the batteries are Sony and used in numerous laptops.
* Forgot to add...mine are NOT entry-level PCs, maxxed out EVERYTHING! Getting ready to move to Alienware. (which Dell bought).
08-19-2006, 02:35 AM
I have a Dell Inspiron 2200 and ran a check earlier today by running the numbers on the laptop battery to see if it was part of the recall.
Luckily, it wasn't. But then I haven't had any problems in the 2 months I've had this computer.
*knock on wood*:)
08-19-2006, 05:18 AM
Yup, Just look where Lithium is on the periodic table.:eek: Amazing they can mass produce something that uses something that chemically reative. You can do lots of fun things with old Lithium batteries that make a "BOOM". But having your laptop set your pants on fire is something I think we all want to avoid.
08-19-2006, 07:38 AM
Mmmmmmmmm....Molten lithium burns on legs... *Drools like Homer Simpson*
J/K...I saw the shots of that thing going up...Man, that's intense...& sucks for the owner too I guess. :lol:
08-19-2006, 09:49 AM
Been a Dell user for a while and turns out my old laptop is on there - Inspiron 8600. I'll run the serial number against the list to be sure.
But yeah, never had issues. Just got me a new, beautiful Inspiron E1405, portable but powerful, comparable to the desktop I have (HP, no issues either, hand-modded). The old one was sold to my mom, who also has no issues whatsoever.
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