Who to call if your Dell catches fire - Californian fire patrol

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    ^Temuchin^ Guest

    ^Temuchin^, Aug 17, 2006
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    brian Guest

    That's good :>) but it gets me worried. How can I tell if my Clevo laptop
    doesn't use the same type of battery as the Dell?

    Brian
     
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    Rod Speed Guest

    You cant, thats one of the downsides of those
    cheapys, you get to wait and see if it goes bang.
     
    Rod Speed, Aug 17, 2006
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    ^Temuchin^ Guest

    I was thinking that last night, surely it is not just dell having this
    problem.

    My DELL laptop died two weeks ago so I am not bothered about it.
     
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    Xerxes Guest

    there is a website with battery model numbers.
    so go find it and see if your battery is called in.
    otherwsie you are ok

    [got this info from a mate who bought a dell recently and his battery is
    ok according to the dell list re recalls]
     
    Xerxes, Aug 17, 2006
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Useless if its not a Dell.
    That just means they will go bang in the future.
     
    Rod Speed, Aug 17, 2006
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Yeah, bet the brown stuff will keep hitting the fan for a long time yet.
    I just leave my non Dell laptop where it cant do any
    harm if it goes bang and wear my asbestos undies
    on the very rare occasions when I use it on my lap.
     
    Rod Speed, Aug 17, 2006
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    ^Temuchin^ Guest

    I had mine for nearly 4 years and on a few occasions I left it sitting
    on the lounge overnight downloading stuff

    I look back now and think wow I was lucky.

    Bloody thing stopped working last year as if it had no power took it to
    a local store they said mother board had gone and charged me just under
    $700 to replace it. The same thing has happened this week.

    If the motherboard goes would the charge light stop lighting up, is it
    connected to the power supply, battery or mother board. I may just need
    a new powerpack

    Now i read my first line it probably overheated from the lounge. No I
    had it sitting in a book to let air circulate.
     
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    KeithR Guest


    The batteries in question are, in fact, made by Sony
     
    KeithR, Aug 17, 2006
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