Tuesday, March 13th 2007

Still weak laptop batteries around?


Though many manufacturers like Benq, Dell, Hitachi, Lenovo, Samsung and Apple too recalled nearly 10 million laptop batteries last year it seems they missed some of the flawed batteries in question. An Australian Apple MacBook owner woke up this Monday morning finding his notebook, the desk and some magazins around on fire. He was charging the batterie overnight which was reportedly not one of the ones to be replaced by Apple. So as long as this case is not clarified you still should keep an eye on your notebook regardless the manufacturer I would say.
The Apple Service already reacted and guaranteed him to replace the old model with a new MacBook Pro and take care of the damaged furniture.Source: MacTalk Australia
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29 Comments on Still weak laptop batteries around?

#2
jocksteeluk
by: Dippyskoodlez
mm atleast it looks cool.
char and ash does make quite a good colour scheme but on a serious note that is one lucky guy, this could have easily turned into a fatality had they been a heavy sleeper.
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#3
ex_reven
only an australian could do that to a laptop :D
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
one of the reasons I put off buying my wife a toshiba laptop. She and I are both worried about this battery issue.
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#7
joinmeindeath417
WELCOME TO THE MAC ATTACK MWHAHAHAHAH


hell there slogan should be "the wow starts now" haha :shadedshu
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#8
Dippyskoodlez
by: WarEagleAU
one of the reasons I put off buying my wife a toshiba laptop. She and I are both worried about this battery issue.
laptop population: 120 million.
Burnt laptops: 12

I'd say you've got pretty safe odds.
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#9
Benpi
I thought this kind of thing only happens to PCs. I guess I should disregard every Mac ad I see from now on..... :/
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#10
joinmeindeath417
heh they should make a commercial with the mac and pc guy

and the mac guy running around screaming on fire...


bahahahha i think that would be funny
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#11
EviLZeD
what if he was using it on his lap :eek:
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#12
Dippyskoodlez
by: Benpi
I thought this kind of thing only happens to PCs. I guess I should disregard every Mac ad I see from now on..... :/
yeah, because macs don't follow physics!!!
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#13
Fusion
by: joinmeindeath417
heh they should make a commercial with the mac and pc guy

and the mac guy running around screaming on fire...


bahahahha i think that would be funny
stop spamming :banghead:

what have you against apple anyway, I love em :respect: .

Anyway that one looks 'hot'
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#14
theonetruewill
by: EviLZeD
what if he was using it on his lap :eek:
Oh god, don't even let me think about that. You'd have to choose between saving your crown jewels or you laptop.... such a hard decision.... I mean my groin would win out of course.........................but then no BF2142............:laugh:
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#15
Grings
why bash apple? (well yeah about other issues maybe), from what i've read this is down to SONY batteries
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#16
pt
not a suicide-bomber
burnt apples
hmm :)
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#17
v7100
great idea... :laugh:

by: joinmeindeath417
heh they should make a commercial with the mac and pc guy

and the mac guy running around screaming on fire...


bahahahha i think that would be funny
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#18
joinmeindeath417
by: Grings
why bash apple? (well yeah about other issues maybe), from what i've read this is down to SONY batteries
well cause apple sucks, they mis advertise they always send me emails about getting a "mac" cause there "So much better than a pc", if you knew half of what i know about apple you'd understand, its like...getting lied to ..right to your face over and over again, the ONLY thing macs are good for are editing videos and music, other than that they are worthless...

macs take about average 5-7 minutes to boot up...

my pc takes about 1 1/2 to be fully ready to use


my girlfriend has a macbook pro, and the sims 1 on it...

it runs like dog shit...mac's arn't ment for games...

see the thing about mac is, there all full of lies and cheats....do you know how mac got its operating system?...they stole it from Xerox...yes Xerox, why do you think that you dont hear anything about "piracy" really with a mac, because Steve Jobbs would sound like a douche bag..if he tried to put anti piracy on his software,.


i dont want to get into this arguing mac's and pc's.. put it this way

i work at a computer shop i am a computer tech, i've had my share of both mac's and pc's in the tech room to fix...

i know both operating systems inside out...macs aren't really "sufficient" for todays standards...


/end rant.
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#19
Grings
by: joinmeindeath417
well cause apple sucks, they mis advertise they always send me emails about getting a "mac" cause there "So much better than a pc", if you knew half of what i know about apple you'd understand, its like...getting lied to ..right to your face over and over again, the ONLY thing macs are good for are editing videos and music, other than that they are worthless...

macs take about average 5-7 minutes to boot up...

my pc takes about 1 1/2 to be fully ready to use


my girlfriend has a macbook pro, and the sims 1 on it...

it runs like dog shit...mac's arn't ment for games...

see the thing about mac is, there all full of lies and cheats....do you know how mac got its operating system?...they stole it from Xerox...yes Xerox, why do you think that you dont hear anything about "piracy" really with a mac, because Steve Jobbs would sound like a douche bag..if he tried to put anti piracy on his software,.


i dont want to get into this arguing mac's and pc's.. put it this way

i work at a computer shop i am a computer tech, i've had my share of both mac's and pc's in the tech room to fix...

i know both operating systems inside out...macs aren't really "sufficient" for todays standards...


/end rant.
calm down, i was talking about the battery issue, mr assumption
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#20
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
kk boys easy now but seriously this is NEWS. seeing as it is such lets talk about idk the subject at hand and not bashing apple since it can happen in regular laptops too besides i do bealive bashing/flamming is against the rules and just to make sure this doesnt get to out of hand i think ill request a news mod to watch. THOUGH PLEASE BY ALL MEANS THIS IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM SHOULD HINDER OR PERSUQADE YOU TO WITHHOLD YOUR PERSONAL OPINION OR THOUGHTS ON THIS THREAD OR ITS SUBJECT
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#21
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: Solaris17
kk boys easy now but seriously this is NEWS. seeing as it is such lets talk about idk the subject at hand and not bashing apple since it can happen in regular laptops too besides i do bealive bashing/flamming is against the rules and just to make sure this doesnt get to out of hand i think ill request a news mod to watch. THOUGH PLEASE BY ALL MEANS THIS IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM SHOULD HINDER OR PERSUQADE YOU TO WITHHOLD YOUR PERSONAL OPINION OR THOUGHTS ON THIS THREAD OR ITS SUBJECT
Consider that your warning guys, next time it's a PM alerting you to a three-day vacation from TPU.
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#22
Dippyskoodlez
by: joinmeindeath417
well cause apple sucks, they mis advertise they always send me emails about getting a "mac" cause there "So much better than a pc", if you knew half of what i know about apple you'd understand, its like...getting lied to ..right to your face over and over again, the ONLY thing macs are good for are editing videos and music, other than that they are worthless...

macs take about average 5-7 minutes to boot up...

my pc takes about 1 1/2 to be fully ready to use


my girlfriend has a macbook pro, and the sims 1 on it...

it runs like dog shit...mac's arn't ment for games...

see the thing about mac is, there all full of lies and cheats....do you know how mac got its operating system?...they stole it from Xerox...yes Xerox, why do you think that you dont hear anything about "piracy" really with a mac, because Steve Jobbs would sound like a douche bag..if he tried to put anti piracy on his software,.


i dont want to get into this arguing mac's and pc's.. put it this way

i work at a computer shop i am a computer tech, i've had my share of both mac's and pc's in the tech room to fix...

i know both operating systems inside out...macs aren't really "sufficient" for todays standards...


/end rant.
Honestly, I found all this very entertaining(the content within), as I'm sure many others do too.

Aside from the fact sony makes the exorbitant large majorty of defective batterys. :) (but I bet you'd take a vaio without hesitation)
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#23
joinmeindeath417
my apologies about this whole situation, i just have a vendetta with apple for advertisement mainly, many apologies to everyone and for changing the subject.
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#24
Dippyskoodlez
by: joinmeindeath417
my apologies about this whole situation, i just have a vendetta with apple for advertisement mainly, many apologies to everyone and for changing the subject.
most pc users have one against apple simply because they are unable to accept that somethings different, and windows isn't all its cracked(HAH! CRACKED! I MADE A FUNNIEZ) up to be.

Call it personal preference, or whatever you want, dell still had to recall more batteries :roll:
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#25
Dippyskoodlez
by: Bastieeeh

The Apple Service already reacted and guaranteed him to replace the old model with a new MacBook Pro and take care of the damaged furniture.

Source: MacTalk Australia
Wait.


THATS A POWERBOOK.:laugh:


(The macbook pro doesn't have that style lock around the battery)

That battery's at MINIMUM, a year and a half old. Likely more.
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