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DELL 1600 and 1650 potential fire risk
From: "Chris Cozad" <ccozad () sci-aust com au>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 15:45:11 +1100

Folks,
 
Has anyone experienced any of the supposed problems with the Dell 1600
and 1650 servers? Apparantly a percentage of these servers shipped early
last year have a fault on the motherboard, whereby the video chip
actually burns up in a huge cloud of smoke.
 
We are getting conflicting reports out of Dell, depending who we talk
to. The support technicians have all said they have seen 3 or 4 of these
failures each over the past 6 months or so, but our account manager kind
of glosses over the problem.
 
Any feedback would be appreciated.
 
thanks,
 
Chris Cozad
IT Infrastructure Manager
Invocare Australia
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