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No Short-Term Whatchamacallit [Aug. 24th, 2006|12:41 pm]
Apple has announced a battery recall for certain models of laptop, including the iBook G4 which I own. The article doesn't mention serial numbers, it just says batteries manufactured by Sony are affected. (And the Apple website is currently down.)

So I figured I'd check my battery to see if it said Sony and, while I was at it, get the serial number for later. So I pull my laptop and power cable out of my carrying bag; by plugging the laptop in, I think you can remove the battery without the computer losing power.

I get the laptop upside down on my desk and get a coin for the little battery locking mechanism. Twist that, pop the battery out, record the serial number printed in little squint-inducing gray type.

Those of you with working memories have already deduced what comes next. I look down and, coiled idly on the floor below my desk, is my power cord.

I really worry about what I'll be like at retirement age. Life will be a voyage of constant discovery.

[User Picture]From: rubbertexcooper
2006-08-24 09:01 pm (UTC)
My battery qualifies too because its in the computer and battery serial number ranges, but the records dont indicate my battery as identified. I'll just have it taken care of at work because this is a replacement battery I got about a year and a half ago. I like how they take care of their customers just like that. =3
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From: jovino
2006-08-24 09:41 pm (UTC)
I still need to check when I get home, and I really hope I have a recalled battery because I can only get about 30 minutes on battery power these days.
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2006-08-25 02:04 am (UTC)
Don't worry, when you get to that point, we'll put you in a nice retirement cage with a nice (low speed) wheel, a cozy little log-half, and all the fresh water you could ever want ;-)
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[User Picture]From: ankhorite
2006-08-25 08:41 pm (UTC)

Senescent Rodents On Slow, Gentle Wheels

Yeah, make room for me in there. A friend got me a laptop to play with in bed while I'm recovering from some surgery. Oooh! Ahh! What fun! Digit puts it on a laptray and plugs it in every morning, and I'm good for the day.

Except on the third day, it died at noon.

Hmmm. Oh, dear. New laptop... lived three days... dies three hours after Dear Digit brings it to me on said third day...

*scratches head with hindpaw, thoughtfully*

...And we both forget to plug it in. DOH!
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