Well, this isn't a safety issue apparently, merely a performance problem. Do you think other manufacturers think about performance problems with batteries the same as Apple do? My guess is they ignore any complaints unless big fires start to become common.LoveMacMini said:I've yet to see IBM or Lenovo have a battery recall, they've been making laptops since 1992
That's ironic, my battery isn't one being recalled, is yours? Apparently it is, I wonder if my battery's bad too.steve_hill4 said:Think this needs bumping to Page 1 for people to see more visably.
Oh, and already filled the form in, so my replacement should be with me between 3-5 days time. My current battery has had no problems though. I run off the mains most of the time, but try to also run off the battery whenever possible to keep the juices inside flowing. I also keep a regular check, (sometimes daily), with Coconut Battery and generally it seems okay.
Have to say though, a week without monitoring and it seems to have taken a battering. I put this down to running near constantly during that period though, near exclusively off mains.
Actually, they apparently had a sort of stealth recall of 600E batteries back in 2001, but that, like this, was for batteries that performed poorly, not a safety hazzard, so it wasn't made a big deal of.LoveMacMini said:I've yet to see IBM or Lenovo have a battery recall, they've been making laptops since 1992
I was just wondering the same thing. I just put in for my replacement, and wanted to keep the original one around for a backup. The webpage says the return shipping is provided so that the battery can be "properly recycled."apunkrockmonk said:Anyone know what happens if you don't send back the old battery to apple?
I wouldn't mind having two batteries
I'm sure there is no way around it though.
Or it could...treblah said:Hrm, I seem to have one of the affected batteries yet I have had great performance out of it. Oh well, I'm sure a new one can't hurt.
I just filled out an application as well, i would really like to keep mine, even if it doesnt, "Meet the high standards of Apple." just as a backup, or for extra long trips.coryp420 said:I was just wondering the same thing. I just put in for my replacement, and wanted to keep the original one around for a backup. The webpage says the return shipping is provided so that the battery can be "properly recycled."
Though I doubt Apple would send an invoice of anykind for failing to return the battery, i'm affraid they could use this information against me if i were to ever need tech/AppleCare/hardware support in the future since they have my MBP serial number as part of the exchange program.
Anyone actually contact Apple to see if the return is "required" as part of the exchange program?