Items tagged with This is why we can't have nice things

If you've been around a few years, you may remember a period in the early 2000s when a large number of motherboards from a variety of vendors began to fail in spectacular fashion. Symptoms ranged from a few swollen capacitors to actual small explosions as the diminutive parts took off for parts unknown. This event, known colloquially as the Great Capacitor Meltdown, affected almost every motherboard manufacturer, though it struck some companies harder than others. What we didn't know back then was that the problem had hit Dell much harder than some of the other major OEMs and motherboard manufacturers. New documents  (Scribd) that have recently been unsealed in a three year case against... Read more...