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News Apple PowerBook goes up in flames in London office

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 27 Feb 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    I love stories like this. No matter how good technology is becoming it can still just go up in flames whenever it feels like it, and that's strangely reassuring
     
  3. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo New Member

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    I'm just glad it wasn't on someones lap at the time!
     
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    cjoyce1980 New Member

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    ""The problem was put down to issues with some of Sony’s Lithium-Ion batteries""

    I love it when large companies get a good kick in the nuts.... just because your big doesn't mean your products are... :eek:)
     
  5. idontwannaknow

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    I prefer Lithium batteries to old lead-acid batteries, as anybody who has had an old car battery explode hot acid in their direction will attest. Maybe, Apple could use this as a marketing tool for the female & gay community, buy a Mac, get a visit from a hunky fireman!
     
  6. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    iFlames? :lol:
     
  7. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    that'd be preaching to the choir!

    Oh no he didn't! :D
     
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    Very funny :clap:
     
  9. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    This isn't quite as newsworthy as it first seems when you consider that there's a good chance they didn't send the laptop/battery back during the recall.

    If a company announces a recall due to exploding batteries, you don't send yours back and it later explodes in a technological inferno, then really, whose lack of prudence was it?
    Sure, it'd be nice if explosive, faulty batteries had never gotten into the market, but if someone didn't bother with the recall then they were just playing with fire. Pun regretfully intended.

    On the other hand, explosions are always at least somewhat newsworthy. :p
     
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  10. mclintox

    mclintox Eat cheese!

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    Even better,it's an Apple!
     
  11. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    iCrash, iBurn

    iSmoke
     
  12. mclintox

    mclintox Eat cheese!

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    LMBO! Nice one
     
  13. morris8809

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    fyi there is no way as far as i know extinguish a lithium battery fire, lithium batteries flame when the lithium inside contacts the air, only way to stop the flames is to cut air supply off. Burn baby burn.
     
  14. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Class D fire extinguishers are required in every room a Mac user is present ;)
     
  15. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    No the fire is expected. If you run iCamp, the laptop does a camp fire for you to tell stories, sing, and eat marshmallow, with your friends or family. iCamp is a feature in MacOX X.

    When you use Mac, you have to forget everything about Windows and Linux. It's totally different. The Mac can do the impossible.
     
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  16. B3CK

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    Steve Jobs didn't charge for Icamp? WTF? He must be losing it. Especially the 6ft tall Icamp; that's got to be $329.99 over the standard Icamp.
     
  17. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    I never thought I'd post this in something relating to Apple but...

    I love this thread :D


    But I am glad that nobody was hurt in the fire :)
     
  18. Hazchem

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    LIMBO?

    also, really not that funny.

    I'm glad mac are getting some bad press though.
     
  19. idontwannaknow

    idontwannaknow New Member

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    Yes, it is really that funny.

    Maybe it should have been in the following order though;

    iSmoke, iCrash, iBurn
     
  20. Perforated

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    iLOLed.

    Still, technically the egg's on Sony for the fault more than Apple, surely? Which, imo, is even more satisfying. That, and the fellow that didn't go in for the replacement.

    Dell and Apple and a few others all had trouble, Sony were the common factor yet so often seem to get away with a footnote at the end.
     
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