You thought the RROD on the Xbox 360 was bad? Recently leaked documents show that Dell sold over 11.8 million computers with a 97% fail rate. The motherboards on these computers would fail, meaning the computers would become useless. But it’s even worse than that. Some of the capacitors on the motherboard could actually get hot enough to start fires. Dell even refused to fix some of these, and those they did fix often had faulty components put back in.
Why would Dell knowingly sell faulty components, and potentially put their customers in harm’s way?
Money, of course.
If you’re worried you may have one, it was Dell’s Optiplex series, sold between 2003 and 2005.