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Dell laptop explodes at Japanese conference

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By INQUIRER newsdesk: Wednesday 21 June 2006, 13:22 AN INQUIRER READER attending a conference in Japan was sat just feet away from a laptop computer that suddenly exploded into flames, in what could have been a deadly accident.

Gaston, our astonished reader reports: "The d*** [edit mine] thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five minutes".

Should you witness such an event, his advice is, "Don't try anything courageous/stupid, stay away, away, away!"

"For the record, this is a Dell machine," notes Gaston. "It is only a matter of time until such an incident breaks out on a plane," he suggests.

Our witness managed to catch all the action in these amazing pictures.

"Fire extinguishers leave a mess on your suit and belongings; pack your stuff (if you can) and leave, leave, leave!" he advises.

We don't have any further details of the model of the computer in question. In light of the evidence, however, we'd suggest you avoid actually using a laptop on your lap. Ouch.
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My question was why did they have a camera pointed at the laptop exactly when it exploded, oh wait it is the inquirer. I just answered my own question.

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thats freakin awesome. sucks for him though.

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Im on my Dell laptop right now ... hope it doesnt explode on me


My cousins Dell caught on fire before..some type of battery issue with the model that he had

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Im on my Dell laptop right now ... hope it doesnt explode on me


i never had that happen, but i did have a laptop get flooded once.


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I'm thankfull that my laptop is a compaq
n: compaq


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Hey I don't care... its like 5years old and still running [knock on wood]




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Hey I don't care... its like 5years old and still running [knock on wood]
it's going to go out on ya next week now!


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Should have bought an Apple !!!!!!!!!
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Should have bought an Apple !!!!!!!!!
ehhh I hate apple! They are awesome for graphics but that's about it! Everything is so ass backwards on those!


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Exploding laptops explained:

Heres how this stuff happens... In the above example, if you notice the table cloths, I think they are that nylon material. Laptops have intake openings on the bottom of the thing (makes tons of sense right??) and the exhaust vents are on the side by the processor and by the memory. The batteries however do not have any form of heatsink or cooling device, they simply are exposed to open air. So anyway, in a situation like the one above, the nylong got sucked up by the intake vents on the bottom, thus suffocating the laptop, and all the fans could do is circulate the hot ass air around. Once a battery gets hot enough, it expands... if its a lot of heat and not much room for expansion... kaboom.

A friend of my ex-girlfriend had her laptop explode while she was using it on her bed. It was an apple ibook, and they had a recall on the batteries for this reason. Needless to say, it got so hot being on her body and in bed, that it blew up, and hot melted plastic nailed her on the neck and face, and had to go to the hospital. She was fine though.

They should really warn people about laptops, because they need some serious cooling or else this sort of thing will happen. Oh well.. sucks for that guy... at least his data should be fine. The hard drives are usually alright in these situations.

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I can believe that... mine gets real hot when it sits on my lap when I'm on the couch




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