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Blue Moon
Aug 19, 2004, 12:41 PM
I found this while checking over my investments this morning....thought some of you might be interested:

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL) plans to voluntarily recall about 28,000 rechargeable batteries used by its 15-inch PowerBook G4 after receiving reports that four of the batteries had overheated.

The batteries, manufactured by LG Chem Ltd. (051910.SE) of South Korea, contain cells made in the final week of December 2003 and were sold in computers between January and August.

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, which disclosed the recall in a press release Thursday, said so injuries had been reported from the batteries but added they could pose a fire risk.

Gherkin
Aug 19, 2004, 12:43 PM
"Apple have put out a recall on a certain group of Powerbook G4 batteries. If you have a Powerbook G4 15" and your battery's serial number starts HQ404, HQ405, HQ406, HQ407 or HQ408 then you could be at risk of it overheating."

I bought my 15" Powerbook in June and the serial number for the battery was HQ421, so I guess I'm fine.

edesignuk
Aug 19, 2004, 12:44 PM
http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/macros/homerrepost.jpg

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=85176
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=85167
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=85162

Gherkin
Aug 19, 2004, 12:44 PM
Here's the page at Apple.com about it:

https://depot.info.apple.com/batteryexchange/index.html

stoid
Aug 19, 2004, 12:44 PM
http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/macros/homerrepost.jpg
homer-repost image thanks to edesign

This is the fourth time that this has been posted. It's starting to get ridiculous! I might actually start suggesting that people search prior to posting, though I don't want to be a hard-ass.

First re-post. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=85167)

Second re-post. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=85176)

Original thread. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=85162)



I'm almost starting to get sick of this Homer image. :rolleyes:

edesignuk
Aug 19, 2004, 12:46 PM
haha, beat you to it this time stoid old boy! :p

edesignuk: the original, and the best :D

Blue Moon
Aug 19, 2004, 12:47 PM
Yeah, well, mine has the cleanest title. :cool:

stoid
Aug 19, 2004, 12:52 PM
Yeah, well, mine has the cleanest title. :cool:

I call it the shortest, and least descriptive, but whatever. ;)

Blue Moon
Aug 19, 2004, 12:58 PM
I call it the shortest, and least descriptive, but whatever. ;)

Exactly. It brings you in...brilliant marketing ploy if you ask me. :o

jeremy.king
Aug 19, 2004, 01:04 PM
Well I had the original post so .... I win! I win!

j/k.

Maybe there should be some AI in the posting logic that will search on someones behalf and say "Hey! I found these threads which are kinda like yours...Do you still want to post?" That sure would save some peoples stress levels, including my own.

MacsRgr8
Aug 19, 2004, 04:01 PM
edesignuk: the original, and the best :D

Gotta agree! :)

edesignuk
Aug 20, 2004, 01:38 AM
Maybe there should be some AI in the posting logic that will search on someones behalf and say "Hey! I found these threads which are kinda like yours...Do you still want to post?" That sure would save some peoples stress levels, including my own.
The Something Awful forums have this, if you go to post a thread with a link in it, it warns you if that link has already been posted, clever stuff! :cool:

Savage Henry
Aug 20, 2004, 01:53 AM
The Something Awful forums have this, if you go to post a thread with a link in it, it warns you if that link has already been posted, clever stuff! :cool:

Yeah, but others will miss out on those nuggest of sarcastic put-down.

They brighten my day ....

edesignuk
Aug 20, 2004, 01:57 AM
Yeah, but others will miss out on those nuggest of sarcastic put-down.

They brighten my day ....
True, true. We need reposts and and such to keep this funnay :p :D

Jalexster
Aug 20, 2004, 01:59 AM
True, true. We need reposts and and such to keep this funnay :p :D

That is going a little too far. I'd take that down. PRONTO.

Edit: Ok, it's gone. Good. It would be offensive to some.

edesignuk
Aug 20, 2004, 02:01 AM
That is going a little too far. I'd take that down. PRONTO.I assume you saw the image I posted, that was there for about 2 seconds before I actually took the time to read it properly and promptly removed it ;) I'm not out to seriously offend anyone, don't worry, you won't be seeing that one again :).