Another Laptop Goes Boom September 19, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in travel.
Several airlines have banned all Apple and Dell laptops now. Here is an IBM laptop exploding. I love my long lasting batteries, but of course that means more energy per cubic centimeter, and probably means more chance of the battery going up (if it has the appropriate manufacturing defects). Airlines, who can’t be bothered with checking each battery to see if it has been recalled, will eventually just ban them all. I’d actually have to check luggage.
I can’t think of a way out of this. Can you? I hope it is not as inevitable as it seems.