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Dell Investigating Exploding Laptop

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Wed, 28 Jun 2006 13:15:20 -0500

The Dell laptop computer seen bursting into flames in photographs on
the Internet was being examined as part of the company's probe of the
incident, Dell Inc. said on Tuesday.

"We have captured the notebook and have begun investigating the
event," Dell spokeswoman Anne Camden said, confirming the computer was
made by Dell but declining to specify the model. No one was hurt in
the incident, she said.

The report of an exploding laptop at a conference in Osaka, Japan,
accompanied by digital photos, was first published on technology
industry news Web site The Inquirer last week.

Dell in December 2005 issued a battery recall for some of the
batteries in its laptop due to overheating issues, according to the
company's Web site.

Camden said it was too early to draw any conclusions and added that it
did not appear that the incident had anything to do with the battery
issues related to the recall.

"From here it's going to be a very methodical and meticulous process
to figure out what happened," Camden said.

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.

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