Even More Flaming Dell Laptops

Hot on the heels of last week’s Dell notebook calling in the firetrucks, a Singapore man tells the Sydney Morning Herald about his self-immolating laptop.

Working late in the office last November, his computer began making “popping noises.”

“It wasn’t quite an explosion, but white smoke began to pour out of the machine, completely filling up the room, and there were flames coming up the sides of the laptop,” he said.

He doused the laptop in a sink and removed its batteries. Dell quickly replaced his device.

It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. When you’re in Dell hell, your laptop supplies flames to add to the realism.

Five more pix after the jump…

You can never get enough Dell laptop burn victim porn.

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  1. Ben says:

    Is “Flaming Dell” a drink? If not, perhaps it should be.

  2. mariser says:

    at first look, I thought the headline was: “Even more FLAMINGO Dell laptops”…

    heh. Flamingo would be an improvement.
    how about a drink? “Flaming Dell Flamingo” sounds interesting. or “Dell Flaming Flamingo”.

    drink I’ve had that most closely resembles its name: “Irish Car Bomb”. word.

  3. And yet C|net runs two stories today about how Apple has problems because they’ve recalled a few batteries – even though Apple’s machines don’t seem to share the propensity for bursting into flames as Dell’s.

    C|Net is like the car magazines of the 60s and 70s – whoring for their advertisers.

    Why aren’t there any stories about Dell’s exposure? Maybe because Dell isn’t interesting? Or is it because Dell buys a lot more ad space than Apple in C|net properties?

  4. pete says:

    Coincedence that all these are occurring in the far-east and southeast Asia regions?
    Has anyone reported that these were original OEM batteries?
    This reeks of cheap 3rd party replacements…

  5. AcidReign says:

    …..The dirty little secret of laptops is that you have to buy a new $200 battery every year or less if you use it. If someone like Batteries Plus hooks you up with an off-brand replacement for, say, $125, people will jump on that.