320SLi and the 325SLi (386 processors)

Product Type: 
Computer Equipment
Product Manufacturer: 
Dell
Serial number(s): 
All serial numbers
Recall Date: 
Friday, 1 March, 2013
Manufactured dates: 
Contact Details: 
0500 121001
Investigator Name: 
Carey N.J

RECALL: DELL 320SLi AND 325SLi PCs

Dell Computer is recalling around 17,000 computers worldwide. Engineers have discovered that a capacitor on the motherboard of two discontinued models, the 320SLi and the 325SLi, could crack under extreme physical stress.

Should a crack occur, the capacitor may overheat, creating a potential safety hazard. Dell is asking owners to telephone freephone number (0500) 121001 to arrange for a free modification to be made. The Company estimates that the total cost of the repairs may be more than £1 million. Letters are being sent to all registered owners telling them of the recall.

(Published, 15th October 1993)