Article on defective Dell Computers

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Article on defective Dell Computers

Postby lrawlins » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:21 pm

Hi,

I just noticed this interesting bit.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/In-FaultyComputer-Suit-Window-nytimes-2375403564.html?x=0

As a Stake Tech who has had 9 of 10 Dell computers of this vintage fail it was even more than interesting.

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Postby lajackson » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:11 pm

lrawlins wrote:As a Stake Tech who has had 9 of 10 Dell computers of this vintage fail it was even more than interesting.


We have been fortunate so far, although our FM group is still gambling that seven of our remaining 2004 computers will make it into 2011 before needing replacement.

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Postby Mikerowaved » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:47 pm

That problem has been well documented in the forum. Fortunately, many of our admin Optiplex PC's are only running a few hours a week. I think if they were running 24/7, like some of the named institutions in the suit, we would see even more failures.

Like Brother Jackson, we are also trying to nurse ours along for another few months.
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Postby russellhltn » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:32 am

Even with the low usage, we had 8 out of 9 of the old GX270 fail in our stake last year.
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Postby lajackson » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:40 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Even with the low usage, we had 8 out of 9 of the old GX270 fail in our stake last year.


We have a new computer (2 months) at the stake center. The hard drive failed this evening. Put a real crimp on presidency meeting.

Dell is going to overnight a new drive to the stake president tomorrow.


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