Trashed laptops: When bad things happen to (mostly) good PCs

We scoured the Web to find true tales of splintered, shattered, and smashed laptops.

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Laptop battery pyrotechnics have always posed a hazard to the unfortunate few. Gino Zahnd snapped this shot of a charred Dell laptop, which reportedly burst into flames in a Yahoo office building in Santa Clara, California. "It emptied the building, complete with fire alarm and all," Zahnd writes on his Flickr page.

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