Apple battery exchange for iBook G4 and PowerBook G4

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Apple battery exchange for iBook G4 and PowerBook G4

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1sunny
set. 15, 2006, 4:44am

I'm sure you all know already ;-) :

Battery Exchange Program iBook G4 and PowerBook G4

"Apple has determined that certain lithium-ion batteries containing cells manufactured by Sony Corporation of Japan pose a safety risk that may result in overheating under rare circumstances.

The affected batteries were sold worldwide from October 2003 through August 2006 for use with the following notebook computers: 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook G4.

Apple is voluntarily recalling the affected batteries and has initiated a worldwide exchange program to provide eligible customers with a new replacement battery, free of charge. ..."

2edwardhenry
set. 18, 2006, 4:50pm

Has anyone sent their iBook or PowerBook back for the exchange? It doesn't seem like it's worth it, given that there are only 7 (last I heard) documented cases of explosion.

The only reason I can think of to actually send it in would be if more airlines prohibit Macs on their flights, and I needed to fly on said airline soon.

3sunny
Editat: set. 18, 2006, 7:23pm

No, you register on the Apple site if your iBook/PowerBook 'qualifies' (see link in post 1), they send you the battery, you send the old battery back (Apple pays the return costs).

4edwardhenry
set. 19, 2006, 12:29pm

Thanks, sunny. All this time I under the impression that I had to send my battery back to Apple, and use the adaptor the whole time it was getting fixed. I'm glad you cleared this up for me.

Thanks!

5sunny
set. 19, 2006, 2:51pm

:-)

(the official advice is to take the battery out until you have the new one, but I don't expect a lot of people to do that ;-) )