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    Apple Recalls ibook 12 inch&Powerbook 15 inch batteries
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    Apple Recalls ibook 12 inch&Powerbook 15 inch batteries
    Ok so today apple posted that there was a safety issue with ibook 12 inch&Powerbook 15 inch batteries purchased (worldwide) between October 2004 through May 2005. My ibook 12 inch I bought in November 2004 qualified. But my Dads Powerbook 15 inch didn't qualify even though he bought in May but near the end on May around the 25th.

    Heres some info just so you can check if you qualify before you go and check there site (Which can for some reason even on broadband take awhile to load):



    Computer model number Battery serial

    12-inch iBook G4 A1061 HQ441 HQ507
    12-inch PowerBook G4 A1079 3X446 3X510
    15-inch PowerBook G4 A1078 3X446 3X509




    Also heres a quick summary:

    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. See photos below. Please use the chart below to identify the battery model and serial numbers that apply to your iBook or PowerBook.


    And finally if your really sure heres the site (You can order the new one for free but you have to send in the old one):

    http://www.apple.com/support/batteryexchange



    :rolleyes:

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    Apple Recalls ibook 12 inch&Powerbook 15 inch batteries
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    Ok my little table didn't come out so good....ignore it.

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    Apple Recalls ibook 12 inch&Powerbook 15 inch batteries

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    Ermmm, this is very old news.......
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    Apple Recalls ibook 12 inch&Powerbook 15 inch batteries
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    ACH **** it beat me to it..........

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    mangoSharingan
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    Blame it on Apple for having such a small fonted reminder on their homepage, especially when with us 12" iBook/PowerBook owners who cannot see it unless we scroll down. It's been there for ages but I only received the e-mail like last week!

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    Dexter1912
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    has anybody else noticed the transformer block overheats like mad and mine has become warped.

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    Apple Recalls ibook 12 inch&Powerbook 15 inch batteries

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter1912
    has anybody else noticed the transformer block overheats like mad and mine has become warped.
    Mine gets warm, but I wouldn't say it overheats or it has warped.
    -- 15GB 3G iPod (The Best One) - iPod Dock --
    -- iBook G4 - 1.2Ghz - 30GB HD - 256MB RAM - Bluetooth - BT Apple Mouse --



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    Apple Recalls ibook 12 inch&Powerbook 15 inch batteries
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticky
    Mine gets warm, but I wouldn't say it overheats or it has warped.
    Same and I think yours may be defected.


    lol nice sig Sticky 3rd Gen all the way!!!!!
    I bought mine when it came out. I have the 15gb.

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    Apple Recalls ibook 12 inch&Powerbook 15 inch batteries

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    Quote Originally Posted by johninc
    lol nice sig Sticky 3rd Gen all the way!!!!!
    I bought mine when it came out. I have the 15gb.
    Thanks, Nice, Had mine year and a half, and loving it
    -- 15GB 3G iPod (The Best One) - iPod Dock --
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    Apple Recalls ibook 12 inch&Powerbook 15 inch batteries
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangoSharingan
    Blame it on Apple for having such a small fonted reminder on their homepage, especially when with us 12" iBook/PowerBook owners who cannot see it unless we scroll down. It's been there for ages but I only received the e-mail like last week!
    Ya its extremely annoying especially since I don't get the email. I only saw it when I was scrolling down to watch the Steve Jobs keynote.

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    Ey3 D
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    I did this program and evrything went smoothly (I was worried they had to take my iBook and take the battery out) and they send you a new battery.
    3rd Gen. iPod rock on!!!

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    Apple Recalls ibook 12 inch&Powerbook 15 inch batteries
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ey3 D
    I did this program and evrything went smoothly (I was worried they had to take my iBook and take the battery out) and they send you a new battery.
    3rd Gen. iPod rock on!!!
    Smooth for me like a Smoothy.

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