Dell battery recall

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Vista, Aug 19, 2006.

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    Vista Guest

    I've got a Dell Inspiron 8600 notebook purchased within the Dell battery
    recall period. However when I went to the 'battery cheack website' at and entered my battery
    number, it said that the recall didn't apply to my battery. This is despite
    the fact that on the Dell website is says 'Dell is voluntarily recalling
    certain Dell-branded batteries with cells manufactured by Sony and offering
    free replacements for these batteries.' I have checked mine and it is
    manufatcurered by Sony. I don't know if Dell has worded this badly, but I
    would take this statement to mean that all Sony manfacturered Dell batteries
    were being recalled, although because they havn't used a coma it is
    difficult to tell.
    Has this battery recall website told anyone that their battery has to be
    Vista, Aug 19, 2006
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    Fred Dagg Guest

    I'd imagine Dell are (rightly or wrongly) placing the blame of Sony.

    I would find it very hard to believe that every battery manufactured
    by Sony is dodgy.
    Fred Dagg, Aug 19, 2006
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    Gordon Guest


    Pray tell where would you place the coma? Personally I think the word is,
    is missing.

    Dell is voluntarily recalling certain Dell-branded batteries with cells
    manufactured by Sony and *is* offering free replacements for these

    Never mind that the adveb should follow the verb.
    Gordon, Aug 19, 2006
  4. Seems pretty clear to me. Only 'certain' batteries are subject to the
    recall, irrespective of the manufacturer of the cells or the notebook
    they are designed for use with.

    The Other Guy
    The Other Guy, Aug 19, 2006
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    Vista Guest

    This article makes
    it appear that all Sony manufacturered batteries are affected. I don't
    really trust the site as it
    looks like it is mainly for US buyers. I will phone there number to find
    out. I hope I can understand their accent this time, as last time I spoke to
    someone in either Malaysia or India.

    " The battery packs at the center of the Dell maelstrom contain cells
    manufactured by Sony, and their battery packs using cells from other sources
    have for now been deemed safe. Those Sony cells, however, are not only used
    by Dell, but by other computer manufacturers as well. If the cells are
    indeed found to be the malfunctioning component, the Li-ion manufacturing
    process itself may need to be reexamined. "
    Vista, Aug 19, 2006
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    Fred Dagg Guest

    of := on;
    Fred Dagg, Aug 19, 2006
  7. T'was the Sat, 19 Aug 2006 17:35:01 +1200 when I remembered "Vista"
    Mine didn't need to be recalled. Then again, my batteries say they're
    Sanyo ones (from Window's battery meter).
    Waylon Kenning, Aug 19, 2006
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    J Brockley Guest

    Not sure how much clearer they could make it. Even gives you option to enter
    your number so you don't have to try and figure it out.
    J Brockley, Aug 20, 2006
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    jasen Guest

    you may want to check the meaning of certain, because it doesn't mean all.

    jasen, Aug 20, 2006
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    Vista Guest

    Actually some media agencies had reported that it was all sony batteries
    made between a certain date, and not just ones made for Dell, but also other
    manufacturers. This recall actually began in 2005, and since the inital
    recall, Dell have broadened it to other models and batch numbers, so
    eventually they may recalled the rest of the sony manufacturer batteries
    Vista, Aug 20, 2006
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