Powerbook Battery recall!!!!



From SMH (Sydney Morning Herald),

Has anoyone heard of this?

"Owners of 15-inch PowerBooks bought this year should check the model number of their batteries. They may need to be replaced.

Apple last week announced a recall of a series of batteries, some of which have overheated. The hot cells were manufactured by LG Chem, of South Korea, during the last week of December 2003 and fitted to PowerBooks shipped around the world.

The recalled batteries have the model number A1045 and serial numbers that begin with HQ404, HQ405, HQ406, HQ407, and HQ408. Other serial numbers in the A1045 range are not affected.

To find the number, unclip and lift out the battery to read the label on the underside. If you have a suspect battery, remove it from the computer and contact Apple. You can continue to use the computer on mains power.

If you have a suspect battery, go to depot.info.apple.com/batteryexchange/index.html. Or go to the Apple Australia website and follow the links, or call Apple Australia's support desk on 133 622.

If you have any queries about Macs, contact Garry Barker at [email protected]"

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