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My Dell blew up too

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In February 2006, my laptop started to smoke and catch fire in my bedroom, under normal use. I contacted Dell, and they requested the laptop be sent in immediately, and a replacement would be issued.

I was told by a manager at Dell's Repair Center that the fault started on the system board, and had caused the smoke and fire. I was not released any further details, and any questions I asked were either brushed off or instructed at Dell's coprate office, in Texas.

After about 3 months, with another 1150 (The replacement), it too started the same problems I was having just before unit #1 caught fire. It was locking up constantly, and certain things on the laptop would not work. I contacted Dell that evening, and at 230am EST, the laptop began to emit smoke.

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already know to not buy Dell

I already know better than to buy a Dell. I bought one preloaded with Linspire Linux from TigerDirect and have had it almost a year with no problems.

re: Dell

Funny thing is I was pricing that same exact model on ebay the other day! Man, glad I decided they were too high. Big Grin

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You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

This makes me feel warm and fuzzy...

... because all the complaints about Averatec lappys getting hot come NOWHERE near this.

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