As I understand it, Sony supplied the faulty batteries to both Dell and Apple.
And its down to a quality problem during manufacture ie: Sony's quality problem. So I'm a little nervous now about the Sony battery in my own Sony laptop, although I haven't seen or heard any stories about Sony laptops overheating and/or bursting into flames.
Yes' it' a Sony problem by the look of it, and will cost the company a couple of hundred million dollars at least. That's not the important factor for Sony though, they'll be far more concerned about the consequences as far as their business reputation is concerned. The shares have already taken a tumble.
As for your Sony laptop battery - if your machine is running Ok, with no apparent overheating you're probably alright, although there's obviously no way to guarantee that.
Thanks for the reassurance. Have to say that my Sony seems to run relatively cool, and what heat there is appears to emanate from the processor and system air outlet in the rear left of the chassis rather the battery area (mid to rear right).
Sony are having a bit of a 'mare at the moment aren't they? The DRM rootkit issue, followed by this, the rumbles around the web about problems making Blu-Ray work, and adverse reaction to the anticipated £400 price for a PS3. Small wonder their share price is suffering.
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