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Woes pile up for the Apple MacBook

Mooing laptop now inflates
Fri Jun 23 2006, 11:44
APPLE'S NEW MacBook show piece is getting more negative press in user blogs.

Not only does the machine get too hot, and make a mooing noise like a cow, the beast has a problem with swelling batteries.

According to one story here in some cases the batteries swell a little bit and continue to work. In other situations the battery swells to the point where the keyboard and and trackpad functionality is affected.

In severe cases the swelling is visually striking and the battery stops working. There are sudden shutdowns of the machine.

To prove the story there are some pictures on the site. Apparently Apple replacing these defective batteries on an individual basis but is not announcing that there is a manufacturing defect affecting any range of serial numbers or date-based production runs.

We can't help wondering if this is all due to the heat problems caused by the super soaraway Intel chip which has been installed in the beast. It explains the fan problems and the swelling batteries.

Still, despite what the Beeb might be saying, this mooing computer is certainly starting to look like a bit of a dog. (Shurely a cow? Ed). µ

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