Battery Exchange Program iBook G4, PowerBook G4 and MacBook Pro
Battery Exchange Program iBook G4 and PowerBook G4
Note: For 15-inch MacBook Pro click here
The following information is from Apple’s website.
Apple has determined that certain lithium-ion batteries containing cells manufactured by Sony Corporation of Japan pose a safety risk that may result in overheating under rare circumstances.
The affected batteries were sold worldwide from October 2003 through August 2006 for use with the following notebook computers: 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook G4.
Apple is voluntarily recalling the affected batteries and has initiated a worldwide exchange program to provide eligible customers with a new replacement battery, free of charge. This program is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and other international safety authorities.
Identifying your battery
Please use the chart below to identify the battery model and serial numbers that apply to your iBook or PowerBook. If the first 5 digits of your battery’s 12-digit serial number fall within the noted ranges, please order a replacement battery immediately.
To view the model and serial numbers labeled on the bottom of the battery, you must remove the battery from the computer. The battery serial number is printed in black or dark grey lettering beneath a barcode. See photos below.
|Battery model number
|Serial number range
|12-inch iBook G4
|ZZ338 – ZZ427
3K429 – 3K611
6C519 – 6C552
|12-inch PowerBook G4
|ZZ411 – ZZ427
3K428 – 3K611
|15-inch PowerBook G4
|A1078 and A1148
|3K425 – 3K601
6N530 – 6N551
If you think your laptop is affected buy this click here to link to the Apple’s website and register your information.
15-inch MacBook Pro Battery Exchange Program
If you think your laptop is affected by this click here to link to the Apple’s website and register your information.