Exploding Laptop Battery.

What does a flaming laptop look like? Here's a setup of one:

To jump start the reaction, we artificially forced the battery pack into an unstable state. But the initial battery cell reaction and the on-going chain reactions are real.

Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via PC Pitstop - Thanks Dougall!

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I believe the Dell laptops (and IBM, and Apple, etc etc etc) with the exploding battery problems were all supplied with Sony batteries, though. Poor ol' Sony, just hasn't been having a smash-up year I guess. http://www.engadget.com/tag/explodingbatteries

And I agree with Starstonight, the guys cheering on the exploding batteries rock =) What fun it would be, to get to take part in stuff like that!
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i wouldn't blame the airlines for banning laptops. what would you do if that happened on an airplane? i'd like to know how the makers of this video put out the fire. i guess they had one of those class d extinguishers.
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Sitting here watching youtube (on my laptop) (a dell BTW) this still made me laugh. I love the guys in the back ground cheering on the explosions. This is what happens if you leave boys unsupervised!! I am convinced. Now I am off to double check a) my batteries serial number and 2) if my fire extinguisher is a class D....
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