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Flaming LAX Laptop Was A ThinkPad

Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:27 am

 
sk909
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RE: Flaming LAX Laptop Was A ThinkPad

Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:08 am

Wow... I am happy I have a DELL... Hey thats the same problem... Big grin
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RE: Flaming LAX Laptop Was A ThinkPad

Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:28 am

shhh.. don't give the TSA any ideas.
 
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RE: Flaming LAX Laptop Was A ThinkPad

Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:46 am

Too late, they are most likely writing up the draft for the new SD
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RE: Flaming LAX Laptop Was A ThinkPad

Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:09 am

I believe some airlines are already baning them.
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RE: Flaming LAX Laptop Was A ThinkPad

Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:00 am


If the laptop manufacturers weren't so d*mned cheap...they would:

1) manufacture their own Li-ion battery packs, using known good components
2) institute their own quality control on said products
and
3) this would be a non-issue


Unfortunately, the "downward cost pressure" is definitely there in the laptop world, and quality suffers...I'm suprised that Dell has been the only one "burned" up to this pont  Wink Although it sounds like Lenovo will get some bad PR from this incedent.

Sounds like IBM dumped their consumer hardware division just in time.
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RE: Flaming LAX Laptop Was A ThinkPad

Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:05 am

The thing most people don't realize is that all most all laptop manufactures use these batteries. Sony is a major producer of batteries.
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RE: Flaming LAX Laptop Was A ThinkPad

Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:19 am

Quoting MSPGUY (Reply 6):
The thing most people don't realize is that all most all laptop manufactures use these batteries. Sony is a major producer of batteries.

The problem with Lithium Ion batteries is that, if shorted, they will produce heat very quickly, and the Lithium in the batteries is very reactive with just about anything, including air.

Most Lithium Ion battery cells (several of which are in a laptop battery pack) have a "fuse" built into them, which is a very thin piece of metal with a low melting temp., so if the battery ever overheats, the fuse blows before anything else happens (which also turns the battery pack into a very expensive pile of junk...). Sony, for some reason, seems to have trouble with theirs.
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RE: Flaming LAX Laptop Was A ThinkPad

Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:27 am

Quoting SK909 (Reply 1):
Wow... I am happy I have a DELL... Hey thats the same problem

I work in IT support, over half our 180 Dell laptops had their batteries recalled because they were faulty

www.dellbatteryprogram.com
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RE: Flaming LAX Laptop Was A ThinkPad

Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:33 am

Quoting Springbok295 (Reply 8):
I work in IT support, over half our 180 Dell laptops had their batteries recalled because they were faulty

Does Dell also use the Hitachi (former IBM) hard drives which are extremely susceptible to failure?  Smile When I was at a Fortune 500 company, these hard drives (in another manufacturer's laptop) were extremely prone to failure.
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