View Full Version : Powerbook batteries bursting into flame

3rd April 2004, 08:38 AM
Those Lithium batteries really let go when they let go...



3rd April 2004, 09:30 AM
man that is tragic, how did it happen? do you have insurance/warranty left?

3rd April 2004, 12:08 PM
Holy crap dana. I hope that wasn't a book of yours...

3rd April 2004, 01:33 PM
Please tell me its not your PB, Dana.... :o :(

3rd April 2004, 03:06 PM
farkin' ell John! this sordid scene has got litigation written ALL over it, i trust you survived?

3rd April 2004, 03:29 PM
That's scary, specially as I'm using an Albook now. Where are those photos from dana?

3rd April 2004, 04:44 PM
Tisn't my powerbook - just images of one from another channel that popped up. I have no idea where it happened, but oik. it doesn't look fun. From the other pictures I've seen of Nokia phones whose batteries let go, and the odd pocket pc people have tried hacking but accidentally stabbed the battery of... it's a lithium ion battery having a really bad day.

Or perhaps "This quicktime movie will self destruct in ten seconds..." :)

4th April 2004, 01:13 PM
As far as I know the problem with the nokia batteries was because people had used chaep non-genuine batteries most likely from china or tiwan or korea or something. I'm hoping that this is the case for this Mac as well - and is not a fault of Apple's at all