When I wrote last, my MacBook Pro was going into the shop for Battery Issues, and a “Heat Perception Issue.” It appears, though, that I was nowhere near the only one whose battery was crapping out. Sean Bonner and Jonas Luster are all over this, and reports are flowing into their comments suggestions that it’s not just Sean’s friends who are having battery troubles, it’s a lot deeper than that.
Battery recalls are no fun, as anyone who once upon a time had a PowerBook 5300 that burst into flame can tell you, so it’s no surprise that Apple is only quietly doing replacements. There’s a point where you just have to fix the issue whether or not the PR hit will be worth it. Of course, my MacBook Pro has come back with a new mobo, a new battery, heat sensor and express card cage, but the heat issue remains.
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