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ATTN iBook and Powerbook G4 owners
« on: April 27, 2006, 04:00:25 AM »
Not many people are aware of the fact that apple has recalled some laptop batteries due to overheating issues. Mac OS X usually will shut down the computer if any sensor exceeds a specific range, however there is still a fire hazard with the batteries

Apple is voluntarily recalling certain lithium ion rechargeable batteries that were sold worldwide from October 2004 through May 2005 for use with the following notebook computers: 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook G4. These batteries were manufactured by LG Chem, Ltd. of South Korea.

The affected batteries could overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Apple has received six consumer reports of these batteries overheating. If you have a recalled battery, please stop using it and order a replacement battery immediately. Once you have removed the battery, plug in the AC adapter to power the computer. If you must temporarily use your computer with the battery, do not leave it unattended and check for signs of overheating.

The recalled batteries include those with model numbers A1061, A1078, and A1079 and serial numbers that begin with HQ441 through HQ507 and 3X446 through 3X510. To view the model and serial numbers labeled on the bottom of the battery, you must remove the battery from the computer. The battery serial number is printed in black or dark grey lettering beneath a barcode.

If you are unsure if you computer is affected bring it to your local apple store or distributor, they will check it for you and replace it if neccessary free of charge

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