Class action suit against Dell Inspiron 5150

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My dell inspiron 5150 laptop does not turn on with the power supply.
The AC adapter is working fine and it runs well with the battery. but
now the battery is totally used up. I was browsing the website today
then I came across this site: which says:

"If you own a Dell Inspiron 5150 notebook computer, you may be affected
by a proposed settlement ("Settlement") of a class action. If the
proposed settlement is approved by the Court, certain benefits may be
available to you. The proposed Settlement will extend the warranty of
owners of Dell Inspiron 5150 notebook computers for certain "Qualifying
Repairs", and reimburse those who have incurred out-of-pocket expenses
for certain "Reimbursable Repairs"."

I am not sure how this class action works. Do I have to become a class
member to utilize the extended warranty by Dell? If anyone of you have
utilized this extended warranty please let me know how to proceed. I
don't think I should pay Dell for the services because they sold me a
faulty product!!!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Re: Class action suit against Dell Inspiron 5150

If you meet the criteria (almost certaily nothing more than ownership of
the specific product in question) you don't have to do anything special
to become a member of the class, in fact for legal purposes you are
automatically a member (and CAN NOT take separate, independent legal
action) UNLESS you "opt out" of the class.

What you do need to do (and there is a deadline) is to file a claim form
(which is probably also the opt-out form) with the legal firm handling
the action.  This form, or a link to it, is proably at the site that you
linked to.  What I don't know is whether or not the complaint or
extended warranty has anything to do with the problems that you are
experienceing.  Your problems might be unrelated and not covered by the
class action. wrote:

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Re: Class action suit against Dell Inspiron 5150

The problem I am having which is the computer not turning on with the
power supply is covered by the extended warranty. When using my laptop
when it was working, I also got the error message saying-"cannot
identify power source" more than 3 or 4 times then I had to press F1
key to continue and then it worked.

In the FAQ section of the site I mentioned earlier it says that

Qualifying Repairs under the Extended Warranty are defined as:
a. Repairs to resolve messaging code M1004, which is a message the 5150
is programmed to display if it shuts down to prevent system damage;
b. Heat sink replacements;
c. AC adapter replacements necessary to resolve "insufficient power"
and "cannot identify power source" messages; and
d. Motherboard replacements that are necessary to resolve "no power" or
"shutdown" situations.

c and d clearly applies to my situation so I hope I will be able to use
the extended warranty.

Thanks for your response.

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