View Full Version : Dell Laptop blows up pickup truck

08-16-2006, 01:07 PM
I was in a hotel in VA yesterday and I had CNN on getting ready to go to work. This fellow came on with a cowboy hat and a long white beard. Kinda reminded me of ras314. He was explaining how his Dell laptop caught fire in his truck and he had a couple of boxes of ammo in there <font color="blue">( doesn't everyone) </font color>, and when the fire got em and they went off they got both gas tanks <font color="blue">(got two gas tanks? doesn't everyone?)</font color> and then they blew up and burned up the whole truck.

He said his grandpa bought the truck and was handed down to him by his father. A priceless family heirloom that had been in the family for three generations.

<font color="blue">I don't know buddy, you just might be a Red Neck. </font color> /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Dell has offered him a new laptop.

<font color="blue">Throw in a couple of hound dawgs and he might go for it. I would. </font color> /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

In other financial news, Dell to open a new chain of discount outlets. The first one opening in Tehran next week.

Dellfire (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/15/technology/15battery.html?hp&amp;ex=1155614400&amp;en=7af8f0b380e906b b&amp;ei=5094&amp;partner=homepage)

08-16-2006, 01:12 PM
I shudder when I think of the countless times I've left the laptop on while I was out shopping.

Took the battery out when I got home yesterday and I'm running on AC power for now.


9 Ball Girl
08-16-2006, 01:16 PM
Hmmmm. Wonder if this has anything to do with it:

Today, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Dell, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of Dell-branded lithium-ion batteries made with cells manufactured by Sony. These lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Further information can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06231.html (the CPSC website).

08-16-2006, 01:23 PM
/ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif Dell Laptop Fire Safety Tips (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_09HOkIEGXs) /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

My PC Is On Fire -Dell Laptop Tribute Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPejYdBM11I)

Evil Dell Laptops! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w13zLX3ycfc&amp;mode=related&amp;search=)

08-16-2006, 01:44 PM
Oh crap! That reminds me, I better check my Apple stock. /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif