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Battery woes: Apple and more Dell

updated 10:15 am EDT, Tue August 1, 2006

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The lithium-ion batteries that power laptops have been coming under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks. MacNN reports Apple has announced a battery exchange program for 15-inch MacBook Pros with specific battery models, saying that they do not meet the company's "high standards for battery performance." It's unclear as to whether the recall was prompted by news of inflating MacBook Pro batteries. Regardless, affected owners can get a free exchange through Apple's support website. Users on the other side of the computing fence are faring even worse: the Sydney Morning Herald claims that Dell battery fires are more common than was previously thought, and highlights the story of an Illinois man whose Latitude D410 battery caught fire just last week, effectively destroying the system. Dell issued a battery recall in December: it appears that the manufacturer's troubles aren't over yet.



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