New PowerBook (Aluminum) 15-Inch Battery Arrives in Stores

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Date: Thursday, October 14th, 2004, 08:27
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I received an interesting note about Apple’s recent replacement of most (if not all) of the PowerBook batteries available in their retail stores, presumably due to the recent Aluminum PowerBook 15-inch battery recall on 20 August 2004.

You will recall that when Apple recently updated the PowerBooks to run at 1.5Ghz, they also introduced a slightly improved battery (went from 46 Watt-Hours to 50 Watt-Hours. Unfortunately, they did NOT change the order number for this battery, at least not on the spec sheet. It still says M9325G/A.
But, today I actually found the new battery in an Apple store. The new order number is M9756G/A. There is another way to tell if you have the new battery. On the battery itself it says “Model No. A1045″ for the OLD battery (including the ones that were recalled). The NEW battery says “Model No. A1078.”
Obviously, there is a lot of old stock floating around. A recent visit to the Apple store in downtown revealed that they had opened and re-sealed EVERY box, presumably to look for serial numbers for the recall.


I received an interesting note about Apple’s recent replacement of most (if not all) of the PowerBook batteries available in their retail stores, presumably due to the recent Aluminum PowerBook 15-inch battery recall on 20 August 2004.

You will recall that when Apple recently updated the PowerBooks to run at 1.5Ghz, they also introduced a slightly improved battery (went from 46 Watt-Hours to 50 Watt-Hours. Unfortunately, they did NOT change the order number for this battery, at least not on the spec sheet. It still says M9325G/A.
But, today I actually found the new battery in an Apple store. The new order number is M9756G/A. There is another way to tell if you have the new battery. On the battery itself it says “Model No. A1045″ for the OLD battery (including the ones that were recalled). The NEW battery says “Model No. A1078.”
Obviously, there is a lot of old stock floating around. A recent visit to the Apple store in downtown revealed that they had opened and re-sealed EVERY box, presumably to look for serial numbers for the recall.

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