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Toshiba battery recall details

September 23, 2006

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Toshiba’s laptops aren’t immune to Sony battery problems, either.

Apparently Sony-supplied Toshiba batteries aren’t blowing up, but certain lots can suddenly lose power causing the laptop to shut off if it’s not plugged into AC. One of my Toshiba Satellites is from a model line that has some affected units, but thankfully for me, according to Toshiba’s instructions for determining whether a given battery is affected, mine is safe.

Whew, close one!

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4 Comments
  1. Lonnie permalink

    I have a Satellite A105-S2001 that the Toshiba website says is part of the recall. I downloaded the battery check program they provide and it says that my battery is not part of the recall. My battery only lasts about 2 hours before it runs down. How do I find out if even my batterry is not part of the recall, I can still get it replaced. 2 hours is duh! Any help is appreciated.

  2. I’ve never worked for Toshiba, am just a regular laptop buying customer.

    That said, if their recall software says you aren’t eligible, I’d guess you aren’t eligible. You could always call their tech support, though, and check with them too.

  3. Barend permalink

    Well, 2 hours is lucky! My Tecra M4 is just over a year old now, and the battery used to last between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the usage. Now, it holds 20 minutes…without wireless and with the screen at it’s lowest brightness, regardless of the O/S (it tends to last about 5 minutes longer in Linux, but it’s still dismally short).

    The battery check app. said I was qualified, so I went ahead and just applied for an exchange, so we’ll see…

  4. Any luck with the battery replacement for inelligible batteries? Looks like I’m going to have to do the same thing, even though my brand new battery only lasts one hour.

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