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Windows 7: HP recalls 70,000 laptop batteries due to fire hazard

14 May 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
HP recalls 70,000 laptop batteries due to fire hazard

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Itís been a while since we last heard of a major battery recall, but after experiencing some issues in recent months HP has decided to issue a voluntary recall of about 70,000 Li-ion batteries that shipped with several of its laptop models. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the move today, claiming that there have been two reported incidents where the batteries overheated and ruptured, resulting flames and a fire that caused minor property damage but no injuries.
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14 May 2009   #2
Zealhybrid

WIndows 7
 
 

OMG!!!!, My lappy will be burning my house......

Thanks!!!! Iīm getting my replacement....now!
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15 May 2009   #3
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

I greatly appreciate that 'Heads Up' and I've forwarded that link to my entire list, minus a few close friends that I know don't have, nor will they ever have an HP laptop.

Thanks again,
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15 May 2009   #4
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Thanks for the warning! I don't use HP stuff myself, but many do.
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15 May 2009   #5
xJason

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

I have a Pavilion DV2000, Thanks for the heads up! Haven't gotten anything from HP, though.

- Jason
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15 May 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome guys.
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15 May 2009   #7
xJason

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

Yep, thanks )
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16 May 2009   #8
DrWho

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
Thanks for the warning! I don't use HP stuff myself, but many do.
Yes, many do.
In all my 29 years of experience working on PC's, I have no real problem with HP computers and now with Compaq computers, since they are owned by the same corp. However they ARE a little over-priced, so they wouldn't be my first choice.

Even HP printers are as good quality as any other, but the printer software is pure garbage. I encourage all my customers to NOT buy an HP printer.
Since I'm a factory trained EPSON tech, I'm slightly partial to them. Their software is well written, installs easily and runs great.

Back to shutdown problems, , , I had one little HP tower that would sometimes shut down by itself. While working on it I decided to add a small case fan since the cpu seemed to be running kind of warm. With the case fan connected the PC would not start up. Without the fan, the PC started up (booted) normally. That proved to me that the PSU was failing.
I installed a new PSU and the problem was solved.

So adding an extra load to a suspected PSU is an easy way to troubleshoot a marginal PSU. Fans, HD's or any device that draws power can be used to add extra load to a PSU, to see if it fails.

Cheers Mates!
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