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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay
    hope their LCD dont burn up

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    Lifted from ST today.....

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    SAN FRANCISCO - The world's largest personal computer maker said it would recall 4.1 million notebook computer batteries with cells made by Sony.

    This is the largest recall in Dell's history.

    Dell said it issued the recall in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission because the devices' lithium-ion batteries could overheat and, in rare cases, produce smoke and catch fire, Dell spokesman Jess Blackburn said.

    The recall of batteries in Dell notebooks sold from April 2004 through last month spans the company's assortment of Latitude, Inspiron and Precision models, Mr Blackburn said on Monday.

    He also said that the recall would have no 'material impact' on Round Rock, Texas-based Dell.

    Officials from Sony Energy Devices of Japan could not immediately be reached for comment.

    The recall involves 18 per cent of Dell's 22 million notebook computers sold during the period from April 2004 to July 2006. It comes three days before Dell is scheduled to report its fiscal second quarter earnings.

    The batteries are Dell-branded but contain Sony battery cells, said the spokesman.

    Dell has received six reports of batteries overheating, causing damage to furniture and personal belongings, the Consumer Product Safety Commission in Washington reported.

    No injuries have been reported, the commission said. -- REUTERS

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    no service advisory posted on dell.sg site yet.

    *nw looks at his inspiron 510m with fear now...* methinks its time to unpack my fire extinguisher from the storeroom...
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    Kow.. I've got 3 dell laptops in my household.. and 2 of them were bought within that period.. Zzzz...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    no service advisory posted on dell.sg site yet.

    *nw looks at his inspiron 510m with fear now...* methinks its time to unpack my fire extinguisher from the storeroom...
    /me play Savage Garden's Crash & Burn for nw...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    /me play Savage Garden's Crash & Burn for nw...
    kns.... DCA nw75
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    no service advisory posted on dell.sg site yet.

    *nw looks at his inspiron 510m with fear now...* methinks its time to unpack my fire extinguisher from the storeroom...
    Pack it as your SII together with your battery or power adaptor.
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    I bet Dell's battery supplier also supplies to other Notebook manufacturers too. Hang on for other brands recall as well.

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    They just recalled Apple MacBook Pro batteries as well -> http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/noteboo...9379256,00.htm

    But they claim that "the defect is not a safety hazard". Who knows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denosha
    Kow.. I've got 3 dell laptops in my household.. and 2 of them were bought within that period.. Zzzz...
    siao liao.. I got 14 x D410 ...how how!! i'm gonna burn to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Errz
    siao liao.. I got 14 x D410 ...how how!! i'm gonna burn to death.
    Burn baby BURN!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    Burn baby BURN!!!
    wah..u very evil leh.. want me to burn to death

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    Quote Originally Posted by Errz
    siao liao.. I got 14 x D410 ...how how!! i'm gonna burn to death.
    *fire-engine to Erzz lang shen's temple* ->
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    Quote Originally Posted by Errz
    wah..u very evil leh.. want me to burn to death
    now 7th month mah, more u burn, the more 'wang' u will be... hehehe... u burn stacks of money let u win 4D, dio toto..., u burn so many laptops, u imagine wat u can be anot?
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    no joke leh.. I called Dell and ask liao lol

    http://www.dellbatteryprogram.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Errz
    no joke leh.. I called Dell and ask liao lol

    http://www.dellbatteryprogram.com
    phew... my batt is safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Errz
    no joke leh.. I called Dell and ask liao lol

    http://www.dellbatteryprogram.com
    wow, they even had the time & effort to make a site just for it... not bad man...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    phew... my batt is safe.
    but still... dun put the laptop on the top of your lap...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    wow, they even had the time & effort to make a site just for it... not bad man...

    they will send ppl down to check for me. heh
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