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MacBook Air battery replacement

Message #1 - Posted 2008/01/19 - Phillip Walters

Looks like it may be relatively easy
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/01/18/sources_macbook_air_batter y_replacements_take_only_minutes.html

Phil

Message #2 - Posted 2008/01/19 - Gordon

On Jan 19, 9:05 am, Phillip Walters wrote:

Looks like it may be relatively easyhttp://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/01/18/sources_macbook_air_batter y_replacements_take_only_minutes.html

Phil

Brillo, so if you're on a long-haul flight and need a second battery all you need to do is bring a screwdriver along as well and... wait, you can't take those on aircraft can you?

While it's good news for anyone who doesn't want to throw their extremely expensive new laptop away in a matter of months, the ability to actually swap batteries without resorting to tools is rather important.

Message #3 - Posted 2008/01/19 - Phillip Walters

Gordon wrote:

On Jan 19, 9:05 am, Phillip Walters wrote:

Looks like it may be relatively

easyhttp://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/01/18/sources_macbook_air_ba tter

y_replacements_take_only_minutes.html

Phil

Brillo, so if you're on a long-haul flight and need a second battery all you need to do is bring a screwdriver along as well and... wait, you can't take those on aircraft can you?

While it's good news for anyone who doesn't want to throw their extremely expensive new laptop away in a matter of months, the ability to actually swap batteries without resorting to tools is rather important.

I dont give a damn about the MacBook Air, I will never be buying one, it doesn't suit my needs. Just trying to provide information (out of the goodness of my heart) for those who may be thinking of getting one.

-)

Phil

Message #4 - Posted 2008/01/19 - Ian Robinson

On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 14:27:45 -0800, Peter Ceresole wrote (in a previous article):

Very helpful. But use with care- to drive a laptop they need to be fairly high capacity... I remember Clive Feather had one he had built for a PeeCee laptop several years ago. At an Internet Security conference a some years ago he was sitting just in front of me, doing his mail off line, and the auxiliary battery caught fire. It was an interesting moment.

Of course, such a thing could never happen these days, especially not to a Mac... Errrr...

Which is why the USA authorities now require you to carry spare batteries in your hand luggage and not in checked bags.

Ian

Ian Robinson, Belfast, UK
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