Last night I got home from soccer practice and started up my laptop to begin work. I all of a sudden noticed a smell like something was burning. I flipped my laptop over to give it a sniff...and out of the back vent was a steady stream of smoke. It scared the crap out of me! I didn't know if it was going to burst into flames, or what! I quickly unplugged it and shut it off. I waited a few minutes and turned it on again, while it wasn't plugged in. Instantly, the burning smell appeared again.
Anyone that reads my blog consistently knows the hell I've gone through with this Dell laptop. I couldn't believe right after I dropped $180 on a new battery and charge cord...it was doing this to me.
So, I called Dell and after being on hold for 10 minutes...being transferred to someone else...being on hold for 45 minutes while she
"Well, yes I am, however I do not think that a computer almost starting a fire is normal, do you?"
"No ma'am...I just wanted to let you know. Let me "process" this..."
In the end...Dell agreed that this wasn't normal
Until then, my desktop and I are being reacquainted. It'll work for now.
It'll have to.
When will I get my new laptop?
(But it's freeeeeeeee!)