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HP Recalls More Laptop Batteries

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 16 comments

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If you have an HP or Compaq notebook, there may be a recall on your battery, as the computer company has expanded its range of recalls.

HP and the battery manufacturers believe that certain battery packs shipped in HP notebook PC products manufactured between August 2007and May 2008 may pose a potential safety hazard to customers. The batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Check to see if your model is listed below and then hit the validation site to confirm if you've got one of the bad ones.

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    Hiniberus , May 21, 2010 10:13 AM
    Never got an HP laptop and never intend to either.
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    jkcajkca , May 21, 2010 10:17 AM
    stupid HP!! Bought an HP Pavilion TX1000 and that laptop is as good as garbage!!!
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    neiroatopelcc , May 21, 2010 10:26 AM
    We've got something I would estimate at 300 hp laptops, and except for an excessive fail rate last year they're quite okay. Our new i5 model's particularily good. For the first time it seems hp has put a decent harddrive in them too, and they're very easily serviced (only business models mind you. the 'elitebook' and pavilion ones are not to be recommended to anyone.
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    nukemaster , May 21, 2010 1:09 PM
    The real question here is who made the cells for this. Lets hope its not Sony again. that have lots of battery issues.
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    goldeknob , May 21, 2010 2:05 PM
    Why so many hatters on HP? as far as I've seen gateway is much worse, over heating and poor battery life. My HP g60 has never had any problems.
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    kenwheeler77 , May 21, 2010 2:21 PM
    HP Pavilion going on 2 years old and still working like new other than the dead battery. Laptops should have cooling vents along the sides more than the bottom due to their getting blocked all the time. Hence the word... laptop? :) 
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    nukemaster , May 21, 2010 4:04 PM
    All the HP hate....

    I have had 1 HP battery go dead. and they send my a newer high capacity one for FREE. As for boards and hard drives. Not yet have I had one die(this goes back to the P2 days). Desktop or Laptop. Hell i still have a working 15gig drive from an old hp. It has out lived a 40gig purchased 2 years after it(and that thing just made it past the 3 year mark. This thing is going on at least 7-8 if not more. It is not used much anymore, but still works as an external drive.).
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    sandmanwn , May 21, 2010 4:32 PM
    At least they didn't wait until they started exploding on people. lol
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    pharge , May 21, 2010 5:21 PM
    hmm... wondering who was making these batteries for HP? Were they from SONY again?

    I remember the massive battery recall couple years ago which SONY was responsible. How about this one?

    Since they were "manufactured between August 2007and May 2008 ", I will not be surprised that they do belong to the same batch of problem.

    My only question is.... why took them so long to recall these batch of batteries?
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    mdillenbeck , May 21, 2010 7:00 PM
    jkcajkcastupid HP!! Bought an HP Pavilion TX1000 and that laptop is as good as garbage!!!

    Interesting, I bought a TX2120US just a couple of months before the TX2500 came out and it is one of the better tablet pcs I've owned. In fact, it works great even though I dropped it last week and broke the screen (though the digitizer is messed up). Waiting for them to release the i5/i7 version supposedly later this month.

    As to the battery failure - nothing has 100% success rate. Not even medical doctors are correct 100% of the time. Also, as already been stated, often there is a 3rd party manufacturing these parts that manufacturers assemble, so is this really HPs fault?
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    lauxenburg , May 21, 2010 7:19 PM
    Too bad my DV9000 just died the other day....
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    Anonymous , May 21, 2010 8:28 PM
    Think they waited till now because many warranties had expired,hence you wont get your battery replaced,just like they did it with the nvidia faulty chip,y got an dv9335nr(not included on the recall)wich failed i month after the 1yr warranty expired,the model number of that battery is included on the recall but cant validate...again......
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    redzoneos , May 22, 2010 7:45 AM
    I find it amusing that there's all these issues posted on toms lately about HP laptops, yet every single "daily deal" segment has a promotion for about 15 HP laptops.
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    JohnnyLucky , May 22, 2010 1:27 PM
    Reminds me of the exploding iPhone.
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    False_Dmitry_II , May 23, 2010 4:56 AM
    Hrm, *checks my new-to-me-yesterday F700*. Dammit no free new battery.
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    barbaratu , July 22, 2010 1:19 AM
    I truly hope that the lithium battery makers to address potential safety problems as soon as possible, is the only way to protect interests of the consumers.Dell Inspiron 1100 battery