what does dead on arrival mean?

  Edwardg 17:26 20 Jul 2004
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what does it mean

  Satmansq 17:31 20 Jul 2004

The term normally refers to people who arrive at hospital deceased, dead on arrival at the hospital. But it is now, also, used to refer to something that does not work from the moment of delivery. If you buy a PC and when it is plugged in nothing happens it is dead on arrival

  MidgetMan 17:31 20 Jul 2004

When a pc leaves the factory in working, and arrives at your not working. mainly due to componants working loose in transit.

  MidgetMan 17:32 20 Jul 2004

When a pc leaves the factory in working order, and arrives at your house not working. mainly due to componants working loose in transit.

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  ton 17:36 20 Jul 2004

Sometimes referred to as D.O.A.

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