If you bought an Apple portable between October 2004 and May 2005, check your serial number — that laptop could be hot, and not in a good way. Apple is recalling the batteries on a number of 12-inch iBook and Powerbook G4s and 15-inch Powerbook G4s because an internal electrical short could pose a fire threat. Affected model numbers are A1061, A1078 and A1079, with serial numbers HQ441 - HQ507 or 3X446 - 3X510. You can get a free replacement via Apple's website, and we imagine the process ought to be pretty smooth now that they've had some practice with this type of thing before.
Apple recalls batteries on Powerbooks, iBooks
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