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Apple joins Dell in Sony battery recall

Dell had to perform the walk of shame for the past weekafter the announcement that it was recalling 4.1 million batteries due to a possible fire risk. At least Dell can now take comfort in knowing that some of the heat that it is receiving will be tranof the heat will no longer be on it -- Apple is now joining in with a recall of 1.8 million notebook batteries.

As is the case with the Dell batteries recalled, Appleā€™s notebook batteries were also manufactured by Sony. The recall doesn't affect the newer Intel-based notebooks, but does include the 12" iBook G4, 12" PowerBook G4 and 15" PowerBook G4. Apple cites nine reports of batteries overheating and has noted that it has received two reports of minor burns and reports of property damage due to the faulty batteries.

Apple is requesting that customers dial (800) 275-2273 or visit http://depot.info.apple.com/batteryexchange/index.html" rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow to request a replacement battery. Listed below are the notebooks affected by the recall:

Computer model name

Battery model number

Battery serial numbers

12-inch iBook G4

A1061

ZZ338 through ZZ427
3K429 through 3K611
6C510 through 6C626

12-inch PowerBook G4

A1079

ZZ411 through ZZ427
3K428 through 3K611

15-inch PowerBook G4

A1078 and A1148

3K425 through 3K601
6N530 through 6N551
6N601



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Arse
By psychobriggsy on 8/24/2006 1:36:09 PM , Rating: 2
Got to check the model number on my 12" iBook, but arse, annoying, I hope they're doing a 'get new battery, then send back old battery' system.

Still, new battery, not a year old battery!

Yet another massive financial hit to Sony, who will no doubt be paying for this mess like they're paying for Dell's mess.




RE: Arse
By Anh Huynh on 8/24/2006 1:51:09 PM , Rating: 2
I agree. My PB 12" battery is at 86% of its capacity...and its affected. Saves me the trouble of buying another battery :D


RE: Arse
By psychobriggsy on 8/24/2006 1:56:49 PM , Rating: 2
According to https://depot.info.apple.com/batteryexchange/index...

"After serial number verification, a new battery will be shipped to you, free of charge. When you receive the replacement battery, please use the same shipping packaging and included prepaid shipping label to return the recalled battery to Apple."

Good :)


RE: Arse
By Hare on 8/24/2006 4:27:45 PM , Rating: 2
Wrong link. That one is older and regards batteries made by LG.

Here you go, https://support.apple.com/ibook_powerbook/batterye...


RE: Arse
By psychobriggsy on 8/25/2006 6:57:35 AM , Rating: 2
Apple keep changing the damn URLs, what was valid when I wrote it has changed ten times since. Be sure that the page I quoted from at the time was relevant to the current recall.


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