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Re-check recalled battery serial numbers Laptop Macs
Apparently Apple has recently expanded the list of battery serial numbers that are eligible for replacement, so you might want to check the site again to see if you qualify now. I didn't originally, but as of yesterday, I'm getting a new battery.
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Re-check recalled battery serial numbers
Authored by: robdew on Sep 07, '06 09:09:35AM

What is the source of this? Before I recheck dozens of batteries, I would like confirmation of this.



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Re-check recalled battery serial numbers
Authored by: charmin on Sep 07, '06 11:38:33AM

I can confirm this (and made an account just to do so).

I tried with 2 serial numbers a few weeks ago, and although they fell into the range Apple give on their site, they said I didn't qualify. Tried again today and my 2 new batteries are in the post.



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Re-check recalled battery serial numbers
Authored by: mtimmsj on Sep 07, '06 03:47:27PM

When the recall was first announced Apple had problems with the web page to request a replacement battery. It took them until nearly late evening the day of the announcement to fix those problems. Many people were getting the errors you were seeing (including me) and some even called Apple. When they did call Apple they were told of the problems with website, when they would be fixed and to try again later.

Then several days after the announcement they updated the list of affected serial numbers. This update was different from the broken website as far as I can tell.



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Re-check recalled battery serial numbers
Authored by: phant0m on Sep 07, '06 12:12:52PM

I can confirm that as of 2 weeks ago I was not on the list, however as of today Im getting a new battery.



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Re-check recalled battery serial numbers
Authored by: tnownes on Sep 07, '06 12:49:23PM

Thanks for the post! I checked my battery the day the recall was announced. No dice! Clicked on the link in todays post and I'm getting a new battery shipped on out to me. Thanks for passing along the information.



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Re-check recalled battery serial numbers
Authored by: saklad on Sep 07, '06 09:15:05PM

I had checked my batteries when the announcement was first made. Both batteries were in the range on Apple's recall page, but only one was accepted. After reading this hint, I tried again on my other battery and it was accepted.

However, my PowerBook serial number was not acceptable because I had previously used it for the first battery. It gave me an option to call the 800 number. However, it is now too late to call, so I'll try tomorrow and see what they suggest.



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Re-check recalled battery serial numbers
Authored by: jiclark on Sep 07, '06 09:30:33PM

Amazing! After seeing this, I put in the numbers from my two-plus year old 15-inch PowerBook, and sure enough, it's getting a new battery.

The *really* strange thing is, my battery was replaced once already, in an exchange program a year or so ago! This makes twice!!

Not good, for someone other than me anyway...



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Re-check recalled battery serial numbers
Authored by: mark hunte on Sep 09, '06 08:14:58AM
Keep Checking,

I checked the week before I saw this hint and then after.
I ran in to the no match wrong numbers.. issue

But yesterday my batteries came up as valid. - one of them even came up as already being submitted,
again I put that down to the site being screwy.

I called apple and they sorted it out , the first guy I spoke to was not much help, but the second guy was a trooper,
even called me back to save my phone bill as it was taking longer than he expected.

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Re-check recalled battery serial numbers
Authored by: GreenApple123 on Sep 13, '06 11:53:47AM
I bought a replacement battery for my Apple laptop about a month ago from http://www.laptopsforless.com/laptopbattery/apple-battery and it works great. Is there any reason to think that a replacement Apple laptop battery would be any less reliable than the manufacturers? My concern is the laptop battery fire risk; would this be a risk with a replacement battery?

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