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Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by tsmithgolf2000, Aug 24, 2006.
Powerbook G4's and Ibooks. Just announced on CNBC.
Really? It's not on their website.
WTF? Is this the thing about the 12" BP and 12/14" iB batteries they've had on their website for 400 years?
Batteries or the whole thing?
Actually, here's a link.
Here is the first link I found...
It was only hours ago I read that the batteries in Apple's products were cleared.
What is the source of this recall?
Apple's having a bad day.
Creative and now this.
Interesting.....powerbooks and ibooks sold through this month but not the batteries in the Macbook or Macbook Pro....
I'm thinking the newer batteries (for MBP and MB) are OK because they use Li-Poly cells instead of Li-Ion.
Link for MBP/MB batteries
Hmmm... I wonder if I'm affected. I replaced my iBook G4 battery with a different brand. Wonder if they've got the same problem. I suppose it's possible that I could get a free new battery out of all this -- not bad!
CNET claims info will be here:
But it's not yet.
Here's one Apple page for swapping out batteries:
Not sure if it's valid for today's announcement or not (there's no date on the page that I saw).
Still only 12" iBook and 12/15" PB affected.
The newer MB/MBP models use a different type of battery.
Sounds like I'll be impacted. Bought a refurb powerbook earlier this year. No battery problems with it though...
The BBC link below - seems to suggest it's all batteries including the latest portables.... however it could be a reporter just not knowing the difference between a PB/iBook and MBP etc
I for one salute Apple in its efforts to ensure a safe computing environment.
And, my salute has NOTHING to do with the fact that my 18 month old and very used iBook battery currently only holds a 10 minutes charge.
Crossing my fingers I have an unsafe battery...
Inaccurate title it's not the whole laptop only batteries here is the link to apple's website for the recall. http://www.apple.com/support/batteryexchange/faq/
Bugger! Mine doesn't qualify. Right model, wrong serial number.
Apple Recalls 1.1 Million Batteries
Just saw this as a header on CNN, no story yet:
"Apple Computer is recalling 1.1 million laptop batteries supplied by Sony, citing a fire hazard, The Associated Press reports."
EDIT:This is my post/thread which got merged with this current thread
When I go there, it says "These batteries were manufactured by LG Chem, Ltd. of South Korea." Is LG related to Sony? Or, is this a different older recall?
All my PB batteries are A1148. Crap.