[access-uk] Re: Toshiba

Haven't time just now Paddy to go and get the story on exploding lithium
batteries, (smile).  Aren't those the batteries that back up bias and firmware
settings?

From Ray
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From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf
Of Dj Paddy


I havent' read this entire thread...

Speaking of batteries what about the lithium batteries that where in Dell
machines?

It seems to have taken our newscasters a while to catch these storys but
put, dell lithium batteries explode into google and see what comes up.

<g>
Barry
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From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2006 12:47 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Toshiba


> Reflecting on Steve's experience with Tosh and need to replace batteries,
> just
> like to say that I think most stuff that comes with rechargeable batteries
> usually seem to be equipped with unintelligent chargers that don't know
> when
> enough is enough.
>
> I recently got some replacement batteries for my sister's cordless phone
> which
> had reached the stage of near unusability because the batteries had been
> charged to death.  She was all for throwing the phone out, but four or
> five
> quid spent on a triple A pack of rechargables solved the problem.  I've
> told
> her she should keep the phone off the charging cradle and Waite until the
> meter on the phone register's very low and then recharge for 6 to 8 hours,
> and
> this is working out fine with the phone lasting nearly a week between
> charges.
>
> I'd say a laptop with an intelligent charger would win my vote if I were
> in
> the market for one.
>
> From Ray
> I can be contacted off-list at:
> mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf
> Of Steve Hyde-Dryden
>
>
> I bought a laptop several years ago and the dealer said when you use it on
> the mains, remove the battery unless your charging it.  Constant use of
> the
> machine on the mains with the batter connected aparently can damage it a
> little.  I found that to be true and ended up buying a new battery.
>
> Steve
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf
> Of mandy
> Sent: 09 September 2006 01:24
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Toshiba
>
>
> I have found Toshiba very helpful I use a Toshiba laptop that I bought
> from PC World.  I am paying some kind of maintenance agreement of £10
> per month though so perhaps that helps but I would hate to be without my
> laptop.
> Actually last night I was using it and everything suddenly went blank,
> no sound, no screen so my husband took it into Pc World as I was
> otherwise occupied:  turned out the battery had become disconnected or
> moved slightly.  At least now we know to check for that.  The guy said
> we probably shouldn't use it constantly on the mains or to take out the
> battery but I use a cooling board underneath so it wouldn't fit very
> firmly on that what do other people do re battery and using laptop from
> mains all the time?
>
> Mandy.
>
> Jamie's Music Makes Me Happy - The More I Hear - The
>
> More I Want!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Andrew Hodgson
> Sent: 09 September 2006 00:18
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Toshiba
>
> Hi,N
> Ev
> Er had a problem with them, the only laptop I usually recommend.
>
> Andrew.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of Chris Hallsworth
> Sent: 08 September 2006 21:00
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Toshiba
>
> Hi all,
> Thought I'd e-mail you all to find out what experience you had in
> ringing up
> Toshiba technical support. My girlfriend's laptop suddenly died last
> night
> due to a hardware and software failure, and her college warden tried to
> ring
> up Toshiba all day, with little success. So has any of you had better
> luck
> with them?
> Thanks, and I look forward to hear from you.
>

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