Dell Laptop Explodes in ConferenceBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
A Dell laptop sudenly exploded into flames, in what could have been a deadly accident, at a Japanese conference.
“The damn thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five minutes”
via The Inquirer
I suspect it is the battery.
I used to regularly carry Dell laptops in planes (and use them). It is only a matter of time before Dell laptops explode in a plane too. Imagine the fate of an exploding Dell laptop owner on a plane!
Update: According to Reuters, the laptop is now back in the manufacturer’s hands. Dell technicians has begun to dissect the machine’s remains to see if they can figure out why it apparently proved so flammable.