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Old 08-14-2006, 07:25 PM   #1
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no it didnt but just fyi if you have a dell.

If your dell was made in the last 2 years you have a 1 in 5 chance in getting A BRAND NEW BATTERY!!!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/14/te...rtner=homepage

https://www.dellbatteryprogram.com/ -- site is up and down due to the hits it is receiving ATM

Dell will issue the largest recall of any consumer electronics company in history tomorrow Bright side is if you have a newer laptop with a battery that is not what it used to you may be able to get a replacement if the serial number matches.
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That sucks. We have about 300+ Dell laptops at my work.
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That sucks. We have about 300+ Dell laptops at my work.
Well I hope that thgis isn't the first your hearing about this problem...LOL
Is been ongoing for awhile now.
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We haven't heard anything, so it must not affect the laptops we have.
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We haven't heard anything, so it must not affect the laptops we have.
the annocement for the recall will come tomorrow as well as the ability to check. dell has had an ongoing recall for about 1% of all laptops sold in that timeframe, now its up to 18%.
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sony had a problem with their replacement batteries if you had bought the extended service plan, their batteries would start on fire...i am on my 3rd and 4th batteries right now
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yeah looks like dellbatteryprogram.com is down. Are they running the server on Dell laptop batteries?
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yeah looks like dellbatteryprogram.com is down. Are they running the server on Dell laptop batteries?
Tell'* you about Dell'* servers
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My laptop is a Dell Inspiron that I purchased April 2005 so it may be affected.
I have not had a problem with the battery and get about 4 hours use before it needs to be recharged.....although I usually use it plugged in and keep it fully charged.

I heard the report on tonights National News. The Dell site is still down.

Do you know what Serial numbers are affected.

Mine is JP-OC5447-42016-538-0636 Rev.A01
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they updated the database and the site should be live at midnight CST

https://www.dellbatteryprogram.com/default.aspx

it takes a few minutes to input 4,100,000 serial numbers lol

more info:

http://www.direct2dell.com/one2one/a...8/14/1803.aspx


Paul - Your battery was manufactured March 8, 2005.

Its a 9 cell with cells manufactured by Sanyo, Only Batteries with cells made by sony are affected
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