The smoking Dell

By nickslick74 ยท 5 replies
Aug 1, 2006
  1. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    It's amazing how much power is stored in lithium batteries. That's what it looks like to me, the battery go shorted somehow and then just burst into flames from the self heat generated by releasing all that current in just a few seconds.
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 575

    I get a kick out of how they hype this up, like the laptop just erupted in to a huge ball of flames or something. It would have been pretty exciting to see, especially in an office setting.
  3. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    I have Dell OptiPlex 260's that I get from lease releases.
    I've sold quite a few of them.
    I just took re-possesion of one I sold to a good friend of mine.
    It weathered a very hot fire:hotouch: (but didn't cause the fire) and works perfectly!
    Look at the first pic, the computer is under the plastic to the left of Bicylces.
    The second pic, I turned 1/4 around to my left.
    The computer is to the right side of water heater just outside of frame.

    p.s. Friend and family are OK. They had good Insurance.


  4. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    Dude, is that litium-ion battery did this damages?

    Now i'm feels very lucky this year, that i had my battery recalled and replaced for free.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    A lithium fire is not only toxic but very dangerous.
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