[rescue] Powerbook Rescue

lastleonhart at gmail.com lastleonhart at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 00:21:32 CDT 2011

They replaced the batteries in the Powerbook 5300 with nickel metal
hydride after one caught fire in a factory and another inside the home
of an Apple employee.

On 6/24/11, Joost van de Griek <gyorpb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23 Jun 2011, at 19:26 , William Barnett-Lewis wrote:
>>> From: Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com>
>>> Some even died in balls of fire, if I recall.
>> That was the 5300's lithium batteries. They replaced them with Ni-Cads,
> *A* Li-ion battery died in a ball of fire in a testing lab. Apple recalled
> the
> few that had shipped and replaced them with NiMH's. AFAIK, no 5300 batteries
> in the wild ever caught fire.
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