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(The Consumerist)   Acer laptops now feature exciting exploding battery feature   ( divider line
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6743 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Mar 2013 at 1:59 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-03-14 02:07:17 PM  
2 votes:
Sorry guy, out of warranty means just that. writing a letter isnt going to get you shiat.
2013-03-14 02:01:16 PM  
2 votes:
Apple had that feature first!
2013-03-14 02:50:34 PM  
1 vote:
"Waaah...gimme free stuff...wahhh..."

2013-03-14 02:29:44 PM  
1 vote:
Just wanted to let you know that batteries in laptops are still exploding.
This time, it was the battery cell in my Acer 8951G laptop's wireless trackpad that blew up and bulged out.

One of these things is not like the other (and the "blew up" part is 100% poetic license).

Here is the story from another user with the exact same problem who Acer actually did help at no charge.

Wrong again. It's not a "story" someone submitted regarding Acer's handling of their out-of-warranty device. It's a link to some random forum where someone mentioned that Acer replaced their trackpad as a... wait for it... WARRANTY REPLACEMENT.
2013-03-14 02:29:35 PM  
1 vote:
A laptop with detachable trackpad that acts as a remote?
If a laptop is so far away that I need a remote, I probably can't see it anyway.

The only way this guy is going to win this one is if he lawyers up.
2013-03-14 02:28:04 PM  
1 vote:
Honestly ... what did he expect?  He bought an Acer!
2013-03-14 02:25:34 PM  
1 vote:
So, you want a free replacement part for an out of warranty product because you will have to wait a bit for an eBay auction to pop up for your common product and don't want to use a USB mouse?

Just fark you. Seriously. fark. You.
2013-03-14 02:10:25 PM  
1 vote:
It was the battery for the wireless trackpad, not for the laptop.
2013-03-14 02:07:55 PM  
1 vote:
They bought them cheap from Boeing
2013-03-14 02:06:11 PM  
1 vote:

Heamer: If programmers were armed, this kind of thing wouldn't happen.

When exploding batteries are outlawed, only outlaws will have exploding batteries.
2013-03-14 02:06:03 PM  
1 vote:
Get ready for the storm.

Batteries are commodity items, expect other MFRs to find exploding batteries in the next few weeks.
2013-03-14 02:04:04 PM  
1 vote:
If programmers were armed, this kind of thing wouldn't happen.
2013-03-14 02:03:46 PM  
1 vote:
feature feature repeated word is repeated word
2013-03-14 02:03:31 PM  
1 vote:

legion_of_doo: Apple had that feature first!

I'm pretty sure it was Sony, actually. It just so happens those batteries were sold to a lot of different companies.
2013-03-14 02:03:27 PM  
1 vote:
Batteries fail and when they do they explode... news at 11.  All batteries have this chance, more so when we want the cheapest price possible.
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