Welcome to MacTalk Australia

the largest Australian community for Apple discussions and topics

Join the discussions, Register Now!
Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 145
  1. #41

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    3,560

    Default

    If you're in brisbane contact Mac 1 in New Farm. They're ordering in a bunch of batteries, you just have to lodge a service request.

  2. #42

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    1,065

    Default

    ac power is fine when your next to a power point. try finding one them in a uni.

  3. #43

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Sydney, Australia, Australia
    Posts
    4,318

    Default

    Yay! My battery is part of the new recall too!

    Sure it would be a shame if my laptop exploded, but my battery last about 7mins at the moment fully charged, so a new battery is welcomed.

  4. #44

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    melbourne, oz
    Posts
    168

    Default

    My 24-month old 12-inch PB battery is also eligible, but there is no way I am going to be without a battery for up to 2 months. I might be travelling a fair bit next month and a laptop without a battery would be almost useless to me.

    I'm thinking of waiting until after the initial rush of replacements to get mine replaced. My battery has been working normally and hopefully will continue to do so for at least another month or so (fingers crossed) it has only been losing capacity, but you expect that after 2 years...

  5. #45
    nicwithsticks Guest

    Default

    Is there any place in Melbourne where I can order a replacement without having to surrender my old one first?

    It's pretty rediculous to expect people to be without their batteries for up to 4 weeks. People who are constantly on the go, like myself, cant always find a powerpoint.

  6. #46

    Default

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(iva &#064; Aug 25 2006, 03&#58;06 PM) [snapback]208345[/snapback]</div>
    My 24-month old 12-inch PB battery is also eligible, but there is no way I am going to be without a battery for up to 2 months. I might be travelling a fair bit next month and a laptop without a battery would be almost useless to me.

    I&#39;m thinking of waiting until after the initial rush of replacements to get mine replaced. My battery has been working normally and hopefully will continue to do so for at least another month or so (fingers crossed) it has only been losing capacity, but you expect that after 2 years...
    [/b]
    I strongly recommend though that you at least remove your battery and visually inspect it. If you notice and obvious defects, heat damage, discolouration, deformities etc, don&#39;t use it.

  7. #47

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Minjup, WA 6123
    Posts
    588

    Default

    My view is that it&#39;s always good to have a spare charged battery around.
    So I went with the NuPower replacement which gives at least 4 hours of time.
    The Apple battery is nowhere near as good as this, but it goes in the Powerbook at least once a week to keep it charged.
    This 4-6 week replacement turnaround means it&#39;s probably time to invest in a second battery: always handy when you&#39;re on the road for long periods.
    Just a thought....
     MacBook (Unibody) 13in, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, OS10.5.7 + PowerBook G4, 12in, 1.5GHz, 1.25GB RAM, OS10.4.11 + Bondi Blue iMac, 96MB RAM, OS9.2.2


  8. #48

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    1,915

    Default

    my serial no. and model match the recalls....but it says that the serial was unverified?

  9. #49

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    1,449

    Default

    spilla have you checked all three recall pages? See post number 25.
    in any case if your serial number is in the range, then you will get a replacement.

  10. #50

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    15

    Default

    I&#39;m getting this same problem also

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(feeze &#064; Aug 25 2006, 09&#58;36 AM) [snapback]208186[/snapback]</div>
    Ok I have a battery;

    model number: A1061
    Serial number ZZ4046

    Now according to the web site the serial number range is zz338 - zz427. So my battery would fall between this range right. But when I entered my serial number in the web form it told me it wasn&#39;t eligible.

    Can anyone see something I&#39;m not?
    [/b]
    http://www.rayfoomusic.com | Mac Pro 2.8GHz 8 Core 1.82TB 10GB RAM | Macbook 13" 2.4GHz 160GB 4 Gig Ram | Mac Mini 2.0GHz 160GB 2 Gig Ram | Logic Control with Logic Studio 8 |

  11. #51

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Minjup, WA 6123
    Posts
    588

    Default

    On the low performance thing: it&#39;s worth getting the Coconut Battery widget.
    It shows the actual capacity of the battery, as opposed to the charge percentage.
    If you treat your battery well, even if it&#39;s a bit old, you can actually increase its capacity.
    Charge it up to 100%, then after it&#39;s been at that level for a while, unplug and let the battery run right down to zero.
    I.e., ignore the warning at about 5% that the computer will go to sleep.
    (But don&#39;t forget to save your work&#33
    It&#39;s interesting how long a battery will run when the charge says 0%.
    After doing this a few times, the Coconut widget should show steady improvements in capacity.


    Edit typos
     MacBook (Unibody) 13in, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, OS10.5.7 + PowerBook G4, 12in, 1.5GHz, 1.25GB RAM, OS10.4.11 + Bondi Blue iMac, 96MB RAM, OS9.2.2


  12. #52

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Eastwood, Sydney
    Posts
    914

    Default

    Ok I have a battery;

    model number: A1061
    Serial number ZZ4046

    Now according to the web site the serial number range is zz338 - zz427. So my battery would fall between this range right. But when I entered my serial number in the web form it told me it wasn&#39;t eligible.

    Can anyone see something I&#39;m not?[/b]
    If it&#39;s between zz338 - zz427 then no zz4046 would not fit in that range. Three digits vs 4 digits.

  13. #53

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    1,915

    Default

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Wheels &#064; Aug 25 2006, 05&#58;30 PM) [snapback]208383[/snapback]</div>
    If it&#39;s between zz338 - zz427 then no zz4046 would not fit in that range. Three digits vs 4 digits.
    [/b]
    Huh? So the serial 6C5444RC.... won&#39;t be eligible?

  14. #54

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Eastwood, Sydney
    Posts
    914

    Default

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(spilla &#064; Aug 25 2006, 05&#58;38 PM) [snapback]208386[/snapback]</div>
    Huh? So the serial 6C5444RC.... won&#39;t be eligible?
    [/b]
    Sorry I don&#39;t know. I haven&#39;t been to check if my battery is one of them but just from reading your post it looked as though you had over looked the amount of digits. I&#39;m probably wrong but it still doesn&#39;t explain why you got a not covered message.

  15. #55

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Australia, Sydney
    Posts
    3,621

    Default

    YES YES YES...
    i get a replacement&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33; now i need help
    my Powerbook 12" batter serial number is *3K5206G4T79A
    Now can i get a battery replacement.

    12-inch PowerBook G4 A1079 ZZ411 - ZZ427
    3K428 - 3K611
    My Macs: MacBook Pro 17", Powerbook Ti 867Mhz, Powermac 5500 Black, iBook G3 900Mhz, Powermac MDD, Powermac 8600 250Mhz, Intel Core Duo 1.66Ghz Mac Mini, iMac G4 17" 1Ghz, eMac 1Ghz, eMac 800Mhz,
    AppleCollector Sales Service/Sales/Support/Trade In's

  16. #56

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Australia, Sydney
    Posts
    3,621

    Default

    Sorry for double posting.
    But would i be able to go into any apple store and get this replace.
    I just checked and i can get a replacement.
    My Macs: MacBook Pro 17", Powerbook Ti 867Mhz, Powermac 5500 Black, iBook G3 900Mhz, Powermac MDD, Powermac 8600 250Mhz, Intel Core Duo 1.66Ghz Mac Mini, iMac G4 17" 1Ghz, eMac 1Ghz, eMac 800Mhz,
    AppleCollector Sales Service/Sales/Support/Trade In's

  17. #57

    Default

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Wheels &#064; Aug 25 2006, 05&#58;30 PM) [snapback]208383[/snapback]</div>
    If it&#39;s between zz338 - zz427 then no zz4046 would not fit in that range. Three digits vs 4 digits.
    [/b]
    Well, if you take the first 3 digits then it becomes zz404, which does fall in that range.

    Anyhoo, the website now acknowledges my serial number as a valid one. (which is good as on inspection my battery has a bump in it which I don&#39;t think is a good sign)

  18. #58

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Minjup, WA 6123
    Posts
    588

    Default

    This site
    At MacIntouch
    has some interesting stories from North Americans not being able to access the replacement webpage or having valid serial numbers rejected.
    Apple US are only taking web orders and there seems to be a degree of chaos, including confusion between Apple and CPSC over valid serial number ranges.
    So I guess we&#39;re lucky that the Oz retailers are involved.

     MacBook (Unibody) 13in, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, OS10.5.7 + PowerBook G4, 12in, 1.5GHz, 1.25GB RAM, OS10.4.11 + Bondi Blue iMac, 96MB RAM, OS9.2.2


  19. #59

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    1,915

    Default

    it now seems that you can even enquire online, the traffic is too high. I sent an email to NextByte, and they said that batteries will arrive in 4-6 weeks

  20. #60

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Minjup, WA 6123
    Posts
    588

    Default

    Yeh, they said that to me too and warned that I&#39;d have a 48 hour window in which to collect it&#33;
     MacBook (Unibody) 13in, 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, OS10.5.7 + PowerBook G4, 12in, 1.5GHz, 1.25GB RAM, OS10.4.11 + Bondi Blue iMac, 96MB RAM, OS9.2.2


Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •