A malfunctioning Dell laptop caused a man's house to burn down. Yup, some dude in Maine found out that his Dell Inspiron 1200 started a fire while he was at work. Even though the guy lost pretty much everything, calling it a "total loss," Dell's oh-so-helpful representatives have so far refused to take any action. And no, this has nothing to do with that whole Batterrygate scandal from last year since the guy's laptop wasn't on the recall list.

He suggests that Dell now advertise with the slogan, "Dude, you're getting a burned down house!" What's Michael Dell's phone number?

"Dell Laptop Burned Down My House" [Consumerist]