Items tagged with Batteries

This one definitely borders on the freaky side for sure. Viruses used to build electronic structures? Hello?  Maybe we can all just skip the flu shots this year and head on over to MIT for a crash course in electrophysics?  In some sort of sick and twisted way, that runny nose you're fending off could possibly power your... Read more...
With all of the recent Sony battery problems, this just might be a step in the right direction. Battery technology is slow to advance, Lithium Ion having only quadrupled since its introduction 15 years ago. The new battery seems to have the support of many OEMs and Texas Instruments is already producing and delivering... Read more...
Another day, another Sony battery recall.  Sony today announced that it would be recalling up to 300,000 of their Vaio laptop batteries under intense industry pressure. Sony initially stated it would not be recalling its batteries, however, it appears that is not the case.  Sony has joined an ever increasing list of laptop manufacturers... Read more...
Sharp has announced that it is recalling 28,000 Sony Lithium-Ion laptop batteries that could be prone to overheating and subsequent fire.  Sharp has stated that the affected batteries are from 7 different models.  Fujitsu has also expanded their recall to include 51,000 more batteries on top of the already 287,0000 they recalled... Read more...
And the hits just keep on coming for Sony.  Hitachi has announced that they will be recalling 16,000 Sony made lithium-ion batteries.  Hitachi has joined an increasing list of computer manufactures over the past two months who have recalled batteries.  Apple, Dell, Fujitsu, Toshiba, IBM/Lenovo have all participated in recalls... Read more...
While you can't draw any conclusions based on a single, isolated instance like this, it is still interesting to see what happened to the underside of a Maxtor hard drive that seemed to have spontaneously combusted.  We're talking charbroiled here folks.  Actually, now that I look really close, it looks like something... Read more...
Apple has recalled 1.8 million lithium-ion notebook batteries after reports of nine different devices overheating, causing injury to two people. The batteries were sold with the Apple iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 through October 2003, to August 2006. This will be the second major notebook battery recall this month, with Dell recalling 4.1... Read more...
Later today, Dell is expected to announce a recall of around 4.1 Million notebook batteries. Brands included in the recall are certain Inspiron, Latitude, Precision mobile workstations, and XPS units. The Sony manufactured batteries were made between April 2004 and July 18 2006. "Dell has... Read more...
After years of use, you may notice you're laptop's battery doesn't last nearly as long as it used to, even when fully charged. No, you're not going crazy, you could just be a victim of the "memory effect". What is this horrible, battery destroying effect? Hardware Secrets will explain, and also provide some tips on how to prevent... Read more...
If you own a Dell, you've got another fire hazard to worry about. As The Inquirer reports, Dell has recalled 22,000 batteries from various Dell units, including the Latitude, Inspiron, and Precision series of notebooks. Potentially affected batteries were sold with the following models of Dell notebook computers or separately as secondary... Read more...
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