Heed Battery Recalls: Apple Powerbook

A nifty and easy consumer savvy tip for you: When they say they’re recalling your laptop’s batteries, you better check that list and send ’em back.

Just a warning to everyone: we woke up this morning at 6am because the apartment was filled with smoke and our laptop was on fire. It wasn’t plugged in, and it had been put to ‘sleep’ over night. It’s only a year old, so the lesson is: DON’T LEAVE YOUR LAPTOP ON UNATTENDED!

Another good idea is if companies could stop making products that EXPLODE IN THEIR USER’S FACES.

Please note that whether or not you leave your laptop on will not make a lick of difference if the battery decides to start a chemical fire.








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