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Windows 7: Toshiba recalls 100,000 laptop batteries due to risk of melting

31 Mar 2016   #1
Brink

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Toshiba recalls 100,000 laptop batteries due to risk of melting

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Owners of Toshiba laptops take note - the company is recalling over 100,000 laptop batteries because of a risk they can overheat and melt.

The recall covers 39 models of Toshiba Portege, Satellite, and Tecra laptops fitted with Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs. Not only were the battery packs installed into new laptops, but they were also sold separately and also installed by Toshiba as part of a repair.

How can you tell if your laptop is affected?

Affected battery packs have part numbers that begin with G71C (G71C*******). You can find the part numbers are printed on the battery pack.

A complete list of battery pack part numbers included in this recall can be found on the firm's website at Battery Replacement Information.

Consumers are urged to go to Toshiba's website and click on the battery pack utility link...


Read more: Toshiba recalls 100,000 laptop batteries due to risk of 'overheating and melting' | ZDNet


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31 Mar 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks Shawn I did see a TV doco just the other day where the very same issues happened aboard a cargo plane and the results were truly frightening.
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31 Mar 2016   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Thanks for the info Shawn, I've got a Toshiba Satellite laptop but my battery isn't subject to the recall.
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31 Mar 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Melted battery...Cool
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