Dell is recalling 4.1 million batteries from its laptop computers because they have the unfortunate tendency to burst into flame, as these photos demonstrate.

The recall covers four models of Dell laptops sold from April 2004 to July 2006:

Potentially affected batteries were sold with the following models of Dell notebook computers or separately as secondary batteries:

  • Latitude: D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800, D810
  • Inspiron: 500M, 510M, 600M, 700M, 710M, 6000, 6400, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300, 9400, E1505, E1705
  • Precision: M20, M60, M70, M90
  • XPS: XPS, XPS Gen2, XPS M170, XPS M1710

This isn't the first time that Dell laptop components had fire problems. Last year, I received a letter from Dell notifying me that the power adapter on my Inspiron was a fire and electrical hazard.

-- Rogers Cadenhead

Comments

This is why I prefer IBMs.


 

Ya get what ya pay for....


 

I complained to Dell about my Inspiron 8200 power adapter a couple of years ago. It would heat up until it was too hot to touch.

'Too bad' was the response.

I had to buy a new one.

I heard not a long time after that Dell has a power adapter recall - BUT MINE ISN'T ON THE LIST! I wore some phone tech's ear off about that one.

'Too bad' was the response.

The notebook is still going strong however Dell support for its products sleeps with the fishes.

Regards,
etc.


 

I can't stand dealing with the manufacturers, I just bought a replacement battery at www.laptopsforless.com and it works perfect for half the price.


 

Can cell phone batteries explode like that? My Razr phone with its wimpy battery gets very hot if I talk more than ten minutes on it. I'd hate to have to pay for a new outer ear.


 

Josh,

Thanks for the tip. I have one of the batteries not taking a charge anymore and rejected the idea of paying Dell for a replacement.

Regards,
etc.


 

all "quality" Laptop Batteries from SONY. check the updated dell page, there are more models of Dell notebook computer Batteries for a replacement.


 

I bought a replacement battery for my Dell laptop about a month ago from laptopsforless and it works great. Is there any reason to think that a replacement laptop battery would be any worse than the manufacturers? Should I have gone through Dell eventhough my laptop isn't covered by the recall?


 

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