At the office we must have over 100 Dells and not one failure. But most are very careful with this and unplug before moving the laptop. It is a fragile area of the design and may not be good enough for consumers.
I am on my 5th AC power adapter from dell within four years. I have been poking around forums and see that other people seem to go through these things just as fast. There was a recall on some but mine wasn't part of the recall (this is for an Inspiron 600m) People are blaming my power sockets at home but that doesn't make sense seeing that nothing else in my home is being affected by these mysterious power spikes. Is anyone else having this issue?