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    News - HP recalls thousands of notebook batteries, warns of fire hazard

    Recall of roughly 70,000 lithium-ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebooks.
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    Re: News - HP recalls thousands of notebook batteries, warns of fire hazard

    I thought my 6720s was getting a bit toasty...

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    Re: News - HP recalls thousands of notebook batteries, warns of fire hazard

    At least they have taken a pro-active approach to the problem, unlike some companies.

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    Re: News - HP recalls thousands of notebook batteries, warns of fire hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyT View Post
    At least they have taken a pro-active approach to the problem, unlike some companies.
    True - I guess I'm just lucky that my laptop hasn't already burst into flames in the last 17 months...

    The real problem is that to check my laptop's serial number against the list of affected laptops, I'm going to have to use ... my laptop! Let's hope it doesn't burst into flames while I'm trying to check if it is going to burst into flames...

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    Re: News - HP recalls thousands of notebook batteries, warns of fire hazard

    Can anyone in the world make battery's that don't explode these days?

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    Re: News - HP recalls thousands of notebook batteries, warns of fire hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Can anyone in the world make battery's that don't explode these days?
    It would help if they didn't make batteries out of lots of explosive chemicals TBH
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    Re: News - HP recalls thousands of notebook batteries, warns of fire hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    It would help if they didn't make batteries out of lots of explosive chemicals TBH
    What, you mean the ones that provide an electrical charge?

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    Re: News - HP recalls thousands of notebook batteries, warns of fire hazard

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Can anyone in the world make battery's that don't explode these days?
    Yes there is new cell technology where cells will not catch fire, they are using it for the latest power drills. They can be fast charged and discharged at massive rates but at the moment the cells are fairly large.

    http://www.a123systems.com/

    Some interesting stuff on you tube about them.

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