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Dell Power Adapter Recall

by Lyn Layton / October 9, 2004 3:11 AM PDT

"In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Dell is voluntarily recalling and offering free replacements for certain AC adapters that were sold for use with some models of Dell Latitude, Dell Precision and Dell Inspiron notebook computers.
It is possible for the adapters to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire or electrical shock..."

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Re: Dell Power Adapter Recall
by KenSanramon / October 11, 2004 6:03 AM PDT

These power adaptors have also been recalled for some IBM notebook models. The manufacturer (of the A/C adaptors) is based in Taiwan.

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Re: Dell Power Adapter Recall
by 48Hummingbird / October 14, 2004 4:44 AM PDT

Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 9100, can you be specific about part # on the adapter?

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Re: Dell Power Adapter Recall
by KenSanramon / October 14, 2004 6:30 AM PDT

This Dell and IBM used A/C power adaptor was listed in the newspaper this week so go to the Dell website. Supposedly it affected Dell notebook models over a 4 year period. From what I remember it may have been 2002-19998 or something like that but there are a lot of units affected so check the Dell website to be sure.
Otherwise, don't leave the A/C adaptor on in your house ! And don't leave a new Honda CR-V in your garage either if you don't make sure the initial oil filter gasket at the first oil change has not stayed on (causing a double gasket when a new one is put on resuliting in an oil leak) and can cause a fire also by oil leaking onto the hot manifold below the filter..........

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