A friend of mine forwarded me this letter. There are pictures on a blog but I don't have the URL yet. Will post as soon as I receive it. I have asked for the iBook's specs and will post those as well. Dear Eric, Do you have an ibook or powerbook? Well, I had an ibook G4, 12.1 inch monitor, 20 months old and it burned yesterday morning! It never gave me a problem or a hint that something was wrong. I went to work, set it on my desk to charge as usual and then went inside of the lab (room next door). My coworker noticed a burning odor, and then rushed to me screaming that my laptop was on fire. I couldn't believe my eyes. We are fine, I had to use a fire extinghisher to stop the fire. Now the insurance company will take over the claim. Apparently it was a battery problem, there is a black hole where it used to be. It could have had happened in our house while we were sleeping just 2 hours before the incident! My point is, double check if your battery has been on recall from apple or if it has ever give you problem be suspicious of it. However, just because it is not on the recall list does not necessarily mean it is safe. I knew about the recall but my computer was NOT listed as one with a potential problem. Feel free to share this information with other iBook owners. Take care. Raffet.