Cars sometimes overheat and catch fire and we never read about that ...
Another Dell laptop has gone to the great warehouse in the sky, wafted aloft on a cloud of smoke produced by a burning battery. The incident took place last week in China. Details of the Dell destruction were posted on Chinese-language blog HiPDA, along with a heap of pictures showing the blaze and its aftermath. Here are a …
... or don't most Dell laptops have the battaries at the back (under the join of the screen)?
This laptop appears to be burning from the front right... near the optical drive.
Also, that red thing in front of it looks suspicously like a lighter in some of the high res pics... though like a tube of pritstick in some others
Maybe its those evil chinese PLA hackers we have all be hearing about trying to destroy the evidence >80)
That laptop looks very much like a Dell Lattitude -Either a D800 or D810
Either way, that is NOT where the battery sits. The site of that fire is the drive bay, and although you can fit a 2nd battery into the drive bay, none of the drive bay batteries have been subject to a recall.
All the Latitude x00 or x10 series laptops at Dell did in fact have the battery on the front-right hand side of the base. I know as we have a number of each of these models in service at the moment, and I had to check them all for the battery failure.
But I agree, this does look like a set up! Who rests their laptop on a fire-proof tray like that?
That laptop is on a tray like a sliding keyboard tray, I.E. mounted under the desk and pulled out when needed and the fire is in the same place as another reported Dell fire;
Alternatively, maybe the user tried to access a falun gong website and the authorities took 'firewall' a bit too literally?
is the grimace/grin from the man opposite the camera however I hasten to add that some people always do that when there is a picture taken and this looks to be a flash moment. It's normally frowned on to burn stuff like laptops in most offices and this looks to be an office if it
is a set up they are really brave pranksters.
"But I agree, this does look like a set up! Who rests their laptop on a fire-proof tray like that?" - M
"And my friend uses their laptop like this, so entirely possible :) Still, nice to sit and watch it happen guys" - Henry Williams
First off, it's clearly a keyboard tray. Secondly, when all I have available is a keyboard tray on a too-tall desk, I've been known to use my laptop like that, too. So that's at least two data points (me and Mr. William's friend) for you.
This laptop in question belong to one of employee in my company. The location is in Shanghai industrial area.
The model is Dell Latitude D610 (We have a couple hundred of them). And in contrary to a lot of your guys think the battery location is where it caught fire.
The Red think as "M" point out in front of the laptop is a lipstick glue (Manufacture by Pritt)
And the fire proof tray is a standard keyboard tray that can be found in most of computer desk in China. although the use for a laptop is a bit unusual I admit it.
Now the fire it self. Although I do not know the owner of the laptop personally but I can guarantee you that it is genius and not fake.
The laptop was in the batch Dell suggest to replace and it has been replaced. The firework comes from the new battery !!!
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