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#1 WinMatrics

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:01 AM

On Tuesday, Sony said it would recall 60,000 of its notebook computer batteries in Japan, adding its own name to the list of PC makers recalling Sony-made batteries.

Sony's move, which was expected, comes a day after Sharp announced its recall of 28,000 battery packs.

Previous notebook battery recalls were issued by Dell and Apple Computer in August for specific laptop models containing Sony batteries, after it was discovered that some batteries were overheating or exploding, causing fires even when the machines were turned off. At the time, Sony said the issue was confined to Dell and Apple computers, and the problem was attributed to a potential short circuit caused by tiny shards of metal left over in the battery cells from the manufacturing process.

Toshiba announced that it, too, would be recalling 830,000 laptop computer batteries, while Dell increased the amount of laptop battery recalls from 4.1 million to 4.2 million. Lenovo announced a recall of 526,000 laptop batteries, after a Lenovo ThinkPad T43 caught fire at the Los Angeles International Airport.

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How stupid of Sony haha. This proves my theory that Sony was ruining the reputations of other computer companies wrong. They attack all then suicide I guess. :rolleyes:

#2 Hipgnosis

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:10 AM

Haha. Now everyone is returning their notebooks!

#3 DrunkMonkey

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 02:55 AM

HP recalled some batteries too.

#4 cmkumar2k

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 03:02 AM

oops.... seems every company/branded items too are started getting problems.... :(

#5 endrit10

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 06:51 AM

Good thing i have a pc

#6 FalseAgent

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:15 AM

Good thing i have a pc


yea...laptops are really bad in terms of specs....

#7 thoosje

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:20 AM

again

#8 WinMatrics

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 02:12 PM

Good thing i have a pc


Smart one: Sony, Dell, Toshiba and a tons of others that have Sony batteries are PCs...

Macs are second highest affected, Dell being the most. Good thing mine don/t have the new feature of exploding batteries.

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