Oh look, another battery recall (yeah I know, easy news). This time it’s Hitachi, and they’re recalling a relatively small 16,000 Sony-manufactured notebook batteries. Presumably the number is lower as Hitachi aren’t such a prominent notebook PC manufacturer.
There’s still a few manufacturers to go sow we might not have heard the last of this.
I ordered my Apple Powerbook replacement battery at the beginning of September and haven’t received it yet (though it’s still within the 6 week time period quoted on their website). I know some US customers got their batteries really quickly. I’m interested to know how long it’s taken UK customers to get a replacement battery for their particular notebook, and if it’s any better than your old one.
Leave a comment below if you’ve been affected by this.