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View Full Version : Dell to recall 4.1 Million Notebook Batteries



wabirdman
08-16-2006, 10:27 AM
http://www.crn.com.au//story.aspx?CIID=58148

justincredible
08-16-2006, 09:52 PM
You mean my firewall won't stop this from happening?

Brokenhope
08-17-2006, 12:01 AM
You mean my firewall won't stop this from happening? lol.

Heh my school just bought a butt-load of Dell Laptops over the summer, I wonder if they will be affected.

oracleguy
08-17-2006, 12:52 AM
I found one already at work that is affected.

You can check your battery here: https://www.dellbatteryprogram.com/

Aradon
08-17-2006, 10:35 PM
Finally after all the video's online of laptop's exploding..

Took them long enough.

stridox
08-19-2006, 04:18 PM
I hate dell. and lol

wabirdman
08-25-2006, 03:15 AM
More bad publicity for Dell



Australian airline Qantas has issued guidelines to those passengers taking their lives into their hands by powering up a Dell laptop with a potentially fire-breathing battery while on board.

The company has declared that "although passengers would be allowed to carry their Dells either as checked or cabin baggage, they could only use them on battery power or through the aircraft power supply available in some first and business class cabins once they have first removed the batteries from the unit", The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) explains.

The measures are in accordance with Dell's own advice issued to users such as tech consultant Mitch Denny, who travelled from Canberra on Monday and told the SMH that he'd found "security personnel removing the batteries from all Dell computers, and taping up the contact points on the battery".
Denny elaborated: "They stopped me at the security gate where I was told I couldn't use my Dell laptop on the plane. I told them it wasn't one of the affected units, but they said all Dell batteries had to be taped according to an agreement between Dell and Qantas."

Qantas was unable to say how long Dell users will be subjected to this humiliation, but a spokesman noted: "We are closely monitoring the situation as Dell's retrofit program progresses."


I also heard on the morning news that Apple is recalling 2mil notebooks due to issues with the batteries.



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