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    RECALL NEWS: HP recalls flaming batteries

    MARKETER of printer ink and pioneer of non-smoking policies, Hewlett Packard has had to recall 135,000 laptop battery packs because they catch fire.

    The lithium ion rechargeable battery packs are inside HP Pavilion, Compaq Presario, HP Compaq and Compaq Evo laptop computers. Apparently, there have been 16 reports of the batteries' overheating worldwide.

    Each of the recalled packs has a barcode label starting with GC, IA, L0 or L1 and they were sold between March 2004 and May 2005. More information can be found here.

    News Source: theInq

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    I've got loads of customers with them potentially ! Arrrrrrrgh!

    What did you tell me that for ? Now I'll have to write to 'em all !?! .. oh yeah its your 'job' as the Techz News mod so well done for the safety notice , its more than I've got from comcrap/hphooey

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    Went to HP's website, entered my laptop make,model, serial number and battery number ( Which fell within the recall parameters )
    I was told my battery pack is OK
    Now I want to figure out what kinf of CPU it has, I know it is a socket 754 athlon XP 1.6 gig 128 L1 cache
    I want to know If I can drop and athlon 64 into this machine to give it some more power
    Format c I'm givin er all she's got cap'in !!! )

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    format c:

    It all depends on the model, usually you can just get the same cpu model, just faster for a laptop. Whats the model for your HP?

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    HI there, I have a Compaq Presario r3000
    Currently it has a socket 754 athlon xp-m 2800+
    the specs on it are 1.6 ghz,128 L-2 cache
    I believe it is an nforce 3 chipset
    I almost wonder if I can drop a 64 bit cpu in there, I did find out that the family number is 15 but I need acrobat reader and my Linux box does not have that
    I hope to have my Windows box going if I can get the onboard lan working on the a8nsli premuim
    Format c I'm givin er all she's got cap'in !!! )

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