At the hands of Sony cancels another major party notebook
November 5, 2008, 7:12 am
Handsfree history of massive replacement of defective battery production Sony Energy Devices, is continuing. Fortunately, this time the problem was less extensive. About two years ago, Sony was forced to fund the return of more than 9 million potentially hazardous batteries used in laptops composed of the largest manufacturers such as Apple, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Lenovo, Sharp, Toshiba. Now we are talking about withdrawing about 100 thousand batteries. Of these, 35 thousand sold in the United States. The remaining 65 thousand are in other countries. All of these batteries have a constructive weakness, which can cause excessive heating or even fire. A new campaign to replace defective products Sony has launched the U. S. Commission on the safety of consumer products Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and companies HP, Toshiba, Dell, following numerous complaints from users. To date, the U. S. recorded 19 cases of spontaneous failure and overheating batteries based on lithium-ion Sony capacity of 2, 15 A/h, produced between October 2004 and June 2005. Moreover, in 17 cases, it came to a fire. There are also two episodes ended for the owners of mobile computers light burns. According to the source, this time from the supply of defective batteries, the company has suffered most of all HP. Of the 35 thousand notebooks awaiting repair in the U. S. , 32 thousand copies are products of the manufacturer. This applies to models of HP Pavilion dv1000, dv8000 and zd8000. In addition, the risk model includes Compaq Presario v2000, v2400 and HP Compaq nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230, nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120, nx9600, which were sold from December 2004 to June 2006. Unreliable products can be identified by their markings. We know that the bar-code fire batteries starts with A0, L0, L1, or GC. The company Toshiba implemented in the American market, only 3 thousand laptops with defective batteries Sony. The danger await owners models Satellite A70, A75, P30, P35, M30X, M35X, M50 and M55, purchased from April to December 2005. In addition, the nearest service center advised users of models Toshiba Tecra A3, A5 and S2. The least affected by poor-quality batteries, the company Dell. In its black list is only 150 laptops from the series Latitude 110L, Inspiron 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150 and 5160, staffed by battery OU091. All of them were sold from November 2004 to November 2005. Unfortunately, only U. S. users of products HP, Toshiba and Dell may feel cared about themselves. All the rest have to wait for the imminent advent of laptops with defective batteries, relevant to their region. If the mobile computer is brought from the United States should take advantage of already common knowledge.