Sony Joins the Club of 'Laptop Companies Recalling Sony Batteries'

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It took the recalls of Dell, Apple, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Lenovo and Toshiba Sony-branded laptop batteries for Sony to realize that there may be a problem. They will be recalling 90,000 of the batteries used in their Vaio series of laptop computers. The majority of which are in Japan and China.

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Sony also said that they may have to revise their annual earnings outlook for this year because of the battery non-sense and also to compensate for a price cut for the PS3 in Japan. Damn, Sony. Looks like it may be a tough year.

Sony to recall own batteries [Reuters via Yahoo]

DISCUSSION

worf-old
Worf

Makito: Not really, it may be a boom time for them, actually.

If you consider that there's a HUGE market of aftermarket batteries, and companies are willing to go as low as possible to make cheap batteries, Sony will have a glut of batteries they can't sell. Thus they'll be more economical than their current set of noname manufacturers.

Of course, this refers to the majority of 3rd party batteries that have little quality control and stuff. You can find good quality 3rd party batteries as well, but those are much more difficult to find. Most likely if it's cheap and looks like the original, it'll be a counterfeit battery with Sony inside! (in the near future, anyhow).