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OziMac
28th June 2006, 02:19 PM
The Inquirer (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=32550) is reporting that a Dell laptop exploded at a Japanese conference, and has photographs of the ensuing madness...

Makes you wonder. All those people complaining about warm laps from MBs and MBPs seem to be getting off pretty lightly compared to this! :)

knightcruiser
28th June 2006, 03:31 PM
Good to see that Darwin is looking after us.
Removal of the less worthy members of the species.
:D
(Computer that is)

maclover
28th June 2006, 04:13 PM
Comment about the plane if certainly a very scary thought indeed though..

Hopefully it's just a Dell piece of crap that blew up:)

designers_hub
28th June 2006, 04:19 PM
hey look, terrorist have a new weapon of mass destruction which can go through airport security!

its a D-bomb

Matt Brabender
28th June 2006, 04:25 PM
I didn't think there would be anything inside a compter that would be that combustable. Sure, there's stuff that would burn or melt, but shooting 2 foot flames? :blink:

gizo
28th June 2006, 04:28 PM
Are you calling the Internets a liar!?!?!?

rob05
28th June 2006, 04:50 PM
Try the Lithium ion Batteries which are known to over heat and can do just what is posted above.

mechcon
28th June 2006, 04:57 PM
LOLOLOLOLOLOL im sending THAT one to work ;D

deepspace
28th June 2006, 05:24 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(rob05 &#064; Jun 28 2006, 04&#58;50 PM) 189630</div>

Try the Lithium ion Batteries which are known to over heat and can do just what is posted above.
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agree with rob05, even a AA over-heat battery will cause explosion and flame. all the battery pack mention that. but, it&#39;s just damn scary... especially when i feel my MBP getting hotter on my lap...

Matt Brabender
28th June 2006, 09:40 PM
Are you calling the Internets a liar&#33;?&#33;?&#33;?[/b]
LOL :D How could I possibly think that.

Though I did not think of the lithium. Must try it one day.

Jaffa
28th June 2006, 10:13 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I can&#39;t stop laughing &#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

stefanlod
28th June 2006, 11:59 PM
Is it possible to put that onto the Dell article on WikiPedia?

mwot
29th June 2006, 12:07 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(OziMac &#064; Jun 28 2006, 02&#58;19 PM) 189510</div>

The Inquirer (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=32550) is reporting that a Dell laptop exploded at a Japanese conference, and has photographs of the ensuing madness...

Makes you wonder. All those people complaining about warm laps from MBs and MBPs seem to be getting off pretty lightly compared to this&#33; :)
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... now you mention, I recall reading an article 2-3 years back about an english professor is scalded his genitalia after working on a laptop for hours on end that he had rested in his lap. I can&#39;t remember the brand of laptop, however...

ClockWork
29th June 2006, 02:28 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(OziMac &#064; Jun 28 2006, 02&#58;19 PM) 189510</div>

The Inquirer (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=32550) is reporting that a Dell laptop exploded at a Japanese conference, and has photographs of the ensuing madness...

Makes you wonder. All those people complaining about warm laps from MBs and MBPs seem to be getting off pretty lightly compared to this&#33; :)
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Not to mention that MacBooks / MBPs are now using the same untested Lithium Ion Polymer Batteries, as Dell&#39;s exploding laptop, causing this to happen:

<div align="center">http://xlr8yourmac.com/systems/MacBookPro17Battery.jpg</div>

Yes - it certainly does make one wonder&#33;

:ph34r:

ClockWork

mechcon
29th June 2006, 09:05 AM
thank god I didn&#39;t switch over yet :&#092;

hawker
29th June 2006, 09:06 AM
Hmmm, should I blame Intel... hmmmm I dunno... Dodgy intel + dodgy battery does not = a good computer :P

Anyone know if someone caught an actual video of it? who cares about photos&#33;

emerson
29th June 2006, 09:31 AM
hahah two guys in my office just bought new Dell laptops last week, i sent this round the office. i&#39;m not a popular guy right now :)