Silent MacBook Pro Battery Recall

More troubles this week for Apple. Not only have their manufacturers smeared on the thermal paste, making their MacBook Pros run hotter than they should, there's a problem with the first set of MacBook Pro batteries.

AppleCare is acknowledging that any MBP with a serial number up to W8608 has a potential problem with the battery cutting off power to the system and failing to respond when pressing the charging status button.

Symptoms include:

power level going from a full charge to 90 percent, then immediately off. The battery usually either goes straight to one blinking LED or won't respond at all. Some may experience a significant loss of battery capacity as well.

If this happens to you, call up Apple and they'll ship you a new one.

Silent recall on MacBook Pro batteries [ZDNet]