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Old 15-08-06, 06:03 PM
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Dell Battery Recall

Dell has issued a recall of just over 4 million batteries in their laptop range due to risk of overheating / fire / explosion.

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Old 15-08-06, 07:09 PM
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We've found some of these at work on D610 and D620's
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Old 15-08-06, 07:48 PM
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We've found some of these at work on D610 and D620's
Have Dell offered you any assistance in your search? I emailed our account manager first thing this morning and their response was basically to go round to every laptop and check them ourselves. We've got around 100 D610s and D620s, not just in the UK! Going to be a pain in the ares
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Old 15-08-06, 08:41 PM
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We asked them as we had purchased 650 D610's and approx 300 d620's if they knew what batteries were fitted. The answer, no.

Our server team wrote a batch file script to get the serial number of each battery from every Dell laptop that is put on the network. If the laptop has a faulty battery then it will display a message on the screen telling the user to remove the battery, cleaver sods
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Old 15-08-06, 10:01 PM
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heard about this on the news. Thanks god we dont use dell. would of been a nightmare as we sell to schools.
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Old 16-08-06, 08:15 AM
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It's certainly going to be a costly little exercise; both for Dell and the manpower/time used to check for the faulty ones. Especially in large schools, business or govt offices
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Old 16-08-06, 10:45 AM
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lol did u see the video of one exploding - i couldnt help laughing
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Old 16-08-06, 10:16 PM
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It's certainly going to be a costly little exercise; both for Dell and the manpower/time used to check for the faulty ones.
The thing that annoying is that Dell say they can't supply a list of all the faulty ones we've bought, but when you go on the website and type in the serial number of a faulty battery it gives you the serial number of the machine!
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Old 17-08-06, 06:09 AM
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The thing that annoying is that Dell say they can't supply a list of all the faulty ones we've bought, but when you go on the website and type in the serial number of a faulty battery it gives you the serial number of the machine!
LOL Dell and their nonsensical ways You'd think that they'd be able to provide a list of faulty affected systems if their website can tell you
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Old 22-06-11, 10:27 PM
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According to me the dell explain that we cant supply any list which is a faulty one. we have baught but when you go on to the website and if type a serial number of a faulty battery it will give you the serial no of a machine.
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