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i just saw on cnn that the sony batteries made for dell are the same batteries supplied to apple for certain laptops and they will be recalled.

anyone else heard anything? anybody know which models use these sony batteries?
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i just got off the phone with apple support. My powerbook 12" was one of the models effected. They are recalling 1.8 million batteirs on ibooks and powerbooks.

Affected models include:

12-inch iBook G4, Model #A1061, Serial #s: 3K429 through 3K611, 6C510 through 6C626
12-inch PowerBook G4, Model #A1079, Serial #s: ZZ411 through ZZ427, 3K428 through 3K611, 3K425 through 3K601
15-inch PowerBook G4, Model #A1078 and A1148, Serial Numbers: 6N530 through 6N551, 6N601

The only problem is that to order these batteries you need to head to the website, but the website has encountered so many people that it has crashed. With mine being within the first year warrenty they were able to process it as a in warrenty issue, instead of a recall.

Hope this helps...best of luck everyone
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Yeah my powerbook is one of them that the battery is being recalled although you don't have the number there in your post, you can go here to find the others:

http://www.macobserver.com/article/2006/08/24.7.shtml
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Thanks, just had a look and my battery is recalled as well.
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mine was recalled!

so was the one in my wife's dell!

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Dear Apple Customer,

Thank you for ordering a replacement battery. Your request (Order number *******) is currently being processed.

It will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks for your replacement battery to arrive. Please note that shipping time may vary due to availability of your battery model.

Battery Exchange Program details and an FAQ may be found at:

http://support.apple.com/batteryprogram

We appreciate your cooperation with this exchange program.

Apple
My battery is being recalled as well..
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My battery was recalled.
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anybody get their replacement yet?
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Nope not yet
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I was surprised, my replacement came last week. Works great. I sent them back the old battery yesterday in the box they provided. The new one is getting 5 hours on my ibook G4 if I keep brightness down and don't play a DVD. Very pleased.
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Im looking forward to that!
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I got my replacement for my PowerBook G4 last week also. It seems to be functioning great and the PowerBook even seems slightly cooler to me. Could just be me though. I keep forgetting to send them the old battery back--will have to do that tomorrow for sure.

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i got my replacement - lol - actually i knew about the recall about 1.5 yr ago but i was too lazy to sign up for a replacement battery.. now i'm just too lazy to send back my old battery ><
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I received my replacement battery today.

Back to having max capicity, mmm.

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Yeah I haven't recieved mine yet. Been over a month since my confirmation email. Gonna go check on that right now.
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