Sunday, July 30, 2006


以前の記事で、日本で行われたカンファレンスで DELL のラップトップコンピュータが、突然、爆発炎上した事を紹介しましたが、DELL のパソコンとアップルの iBook の炎上が報告されています。

-Dude, your Dell just freaking blew up!!!

As I sit here typing I'm reminded of what happened at roughly 4 p.m. Central Standard time at my office (about an hour ago); especially since my hands still smell like 'fire extinguisher'. While specifying instrumentation tag names on a flow drawing my attention is turned towards the haze building up on the other side of the engineering area. I started hearing some distant prattle about “fire”, “hmmm... what could this possibly be?” I think to myself. Upon further investigation I've come to the conclusion that someone's Dell laptop just freakin blew up and started a cozy little desktop fire!!!

iBook battery catches fire
We hear about the occasional battery recall, and there are always the complaints that computers are getting too hot, but things went to a whole new level for a family in Minnesota. As WCCO in the Twin Cities reports, an 11 year-old boy set a running iBook down on the carpet and left the room. His mother states that they heard a popping noise, saw that the iBook had started melting the carpet and the room was filling with smoke. They quickly carried the iBook outside and remembered to bring their camera along for the show as the iBook, you can see, literally caught fire (WCCO has a video and more images).

どちらもパソコンのバッテリーが原因じゃないかという事のようですが、怖いですね。 blue

バッテリーが原因なら、パソコンのメーカーやその製品だけの問題じゃないような気がします。 eusa_think

Via Boing Boing

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