I’ve heard of going out with a bang, but this is ridiculous…


AN INQUIRER READER attending a conference in Japan was sat just feet away from a laptop computer that suddenly exploded into flames, in what could have been a deadly accident.

Guilhem, our astonished reader reports: “The damn thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five minutes”.

Should you witness such an event, his advice is, “Don’t try anything courageous/stupid, stay away, away, away!”

Er… heh. Considering this was a Dell laptop, it makes me wonder about some of the ones we have here. Images of the laptop during and post explosion are on the Inquirer news story. :-)