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More bad news for some of us Toshiba Notebook users

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Toshiba on Tuesday reported a Sony battery was responsible for a notebook recently bursting into flames, and said it would redouble its efforts to get customers to return the defective devices, which are the focus of the largest recall in the history of the computer industry.
http://www.informationweek.com/story...Sfeed_IWK_News
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Everybody's batteries are going bad. There was a report about a big Gateway battery recall. Didn't Apple even have a recall?

Makes me glad I went with HP for my laptop.
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I'm going Dell. If my lappy blows up, warranty.
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HP ftw.
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Note that ALL those batteries are SONY! Dell, Toshiba, and Apple (and possibly others also) all used those Sony batteries.

The fault is Sony's, and no one elses.

PS: HP was affected also: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06007.html
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dualhYbrid View Post
HP ftw.
i cant beleive i just saw someone type that.... what is this world coming too
    
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ha one of my teacher's dell's caught on fire about a year ago. funny stuff.
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Don't Dell's use Son'y batteries too?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Malachor View Post
Don't Dell's use Son'y batteries too?
Yes

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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Note that ALL those batteries are SONY! Dell, Toshiba, and Apple (and possibly others also) all used those Sony batteries.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1c0n View Post
i cant beleive i just saw someone type that.... what is this world coming too
To its senses; HP is the best laptop manufacturer, bar-none. No other laptop, not even a toughbook, could survive a car crash, two motorcycle crashes, three full years of pain and still be exactly as crappy as the five hundred dollars I paid for it entitled me to.
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