Powerbook Explodes in London Office

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    Indeed.

    Waiting the for the inevitable post from someone who talks about exploding Dells, but leaps in to say that Sony batteries are in the Powerbook - just like when a printer doesn't work on your Mac, it's HP's fault - and when it doesn't work on your work PC, it's Microsoft's ;)
     
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    And you complain about MacBook Pros being too hot to use on your lap. ;)
     
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    now you can label apple a 'terrorist' organization?? :p

    now to self: do not keep mac more then 3 years
     
  8. djjclark macrumors regular

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    Not sure Brian X Chen has much credibility with regards to reporting on Apple products.
     
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    So this seems to be a recalled battery that IT did not bother to replace, basically, yes? Or is this a batter that was not recalled?
     
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    I've a couple iMacs running and they're 8 years old, no reason for failure like this that I know of except for the battery. iMacs= no battery, phew.

    Shouldn't happen though , what the heck is going on with QC these days , and I don't just mean Apple, everything's going down the pan.

    I know I know , China made products but the company's who have their stuff made there should do more checks ..actually they should be made to do more checks , especially electrical product company's to stop this major fall in quality.

    @Apple: I'm sure folks would be happy paying a touch more if you could guarantee better quality .
     
  11. Migsy macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunatly, this article by The Inquirer (and copy and pasted by Brian "Wrong About Everything, Ever" Chen) tells us nothing.

    Was the battery marked for recall?
    Was it a cheap non-apple ebay replacement?
    Did the user of the laptop damage the battery in anyway?
    Did he use a non standard power supply?
    Was there a power surge in the building at the time?
    etc
    etc
    etc

    Because the article was written by a 5 year old who didnt check up a single fact other than repeating the quotes of whoever would give them the time of day, accusing any company of slipping in QC is pushing it a bit far.

    Oh, and it doesnt even look like a fire extinguisher has been used, looking at the photos.

    Rant over :p
     
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    Fair point regarding the info missing like battery recall or non Apple replacement, damaged battery, non Apple power supply.
    Power surge should be managed by the system though, no?

    But for you to say "accusing any company of slipping in QC is pushing it a bit far " is naive imo I firmly believe that QC is slipping. and not just at Apple either .
     
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    i wonder how long it takes till a battery explodes on an airplane. i hope this is not going to be a desaster.

    didn't some airlines ban notebooks at some point?
     

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