I own a small family of mac laptops: a 15″ powerbook (tapuach) and a 12″ ibook (snowflake).
I’ve been following the battery fiasco but not too strongly.
Today I read Small Dog’s newsletter, Kibbles & Bytes, and discovered that I am up for recall:
Affected models include:
iBook G4 batteries with the battery model number A1061 and the battery serial number range:
ZZ338 – ZZ427
3K429 – 3K611
6C519 – 6C552 ending with S9WA, S9WC or S9WD
12-inch PowerBook G4 with the battery model number A1079 and the battery serial number range:
ZZ411 – ZZ427
3K428 – 3K611
15-inch PowerBook G4 with the battery model number A1078 and A1148, and the battery serial number range:
3K425 – 3K601
6N530 – 6N551 ending with THTA, THTB, or THTC
6N601 ending with THTC
You need to fill out a battery exchange form online:
Apple recommends removing the affected battery, and running your laptop strictly on AC power. You can use your computer without the battery in it when the computer is plugged into AC power. Simply remove the battery and plug in the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives.
~ via Small Dog newsletter
Tapuach is currently running via AC power only. Snowflake’s battery ends in a different serial so she’s ok. Maybe this will force me to keep my desk in working order since I can’t run away and continue working!