Dell laptops packing a jolt, again

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Donald Melanson
January 17th, 2008
Dell laptops packing a jolt, again image
Dell laptops packing a jolt, again image
It looks like Dell didn't exactly learn from its past misadventures with electricity, as it now seems that a number of users (including some of the staff at Crave UK) have reported similar shocking behavior from some of the company's most recent laptops. Those problems, not surprisingly, are confined to models with a brushed-aluminum finish, including the XPS M1530 and XPS M1330, which also just so happen to have been shipped with a non-grounded two-prong connection between mains lead and the power adapter instead of a less shock-prone three-prong one. For its part, Dell finally seems to be on top of the problem and, according to users that have spoken with the company's support, they're now sending out replacement power supplies and cables.
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