Sony plans global replacement of laptop batteries

Sony plans global replacement of laptop batteries

Friday, September 29, 2006

After several laptop producers recalled a total of about 7 million products containing Sony batteries, the Sony Corporation said it will “initiate a global replacement program… in order to address concern related to recent over-heating incidents.”

Sony previously admitted the recalls announced by Apple and Dell would cost up to 30 billion yen, which is a quarter of Sony’s profits in 2005. Several news sources expect this to reflect badly on the company, as it adds to problems with the PlayStation 3 and Blu-Ray DVD. Since Dell announced recalls in August, Sony’s stock has lost almost 9% of its value.

Keeping up with competitors like Apple and Dell, Toshiba and Lenovo have started recalling laptops with the lithium ion batteries. Dell expanded its program to include about 4.2 million portables. Following Sony’s statement, Fujitsu too declared it would replace the batteries involved. A spokesperson for Toshiba added that the company doesn’t expect there to be any problems with personal computers, but it will replace their Sony batteries anyway, over customer concerns. However, the company doesn’t expect to pick up the tab for it.

A Lenovo laptop with the problem battery caught fire in Los Angeles Airport earlier this month. Consequently, Virgin Atlantic added them to a blacklist of prohibited laptops on their flights. According to Sony, microscopic metal particles are to blame for overheating and potentially catching fire “under certain rare conditions”.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advised ThinkPad users who want to continue using their portable to switch it off, remove the battery and continue with the AC adapter and power cord.

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Technical Guide For Citizen W760 And U680 Setting Instruction}

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An incredible watch from Citizen the W760 features Eco-drive technology with a dial power reserve indicator. With a chronograph, dual time and perpetual calendar, the W760 is finished in black ion plated stainless steel, and features a neoprene strap for ultimate comfort, and is backed in green. With the dial having blue detailing the watch is stylish as well as boasts of a feature- packed edge.

Setting Instructions:

Here is a range of easy-to-navigate setting instructions for your W760:


Hold the crown out. Just click on it once. Rotate the crown clockwise or counter-clockwise to locate the mode hand located at the 6 o clock sub-dial to the desired mode of operation. When you push the crown downwards you can hear a click. This indicates that the change of operation has been done successfully.

Yes! Its really as easy as that!


If you have to reset the entire system here is a set of easy instructions that you can follow:

Pull the crown out. You will hear a click. As you rotate the crown you can pull the crown out with just a click. Now press the outer buttons and set them to zero positions. As you press the upper right button rotate the crown, and keeping it pressed downwards, press the crown in 2 clicks.

See! That was really easy!

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These instructions will help you to set the date and time easily.

First pull the crown out, you will now hear a click. As you rotate the crown pull it out with one more click. Press and release, and as you rotate the crown, keep it pressed down till you hear 2 clicks.

As easy as that!


Setting the local time in your W760 is the easiest! Pull the crown out; you will hear a click. Now rotate the crown and pull it out. You shall hear a click. Rotate the crown once more, keep it pressed till you hear 2 clicks.

Right from the very first glance this modern, techno-driven watch from Citizen will strike you as really cool. The Japanese quartz caliber W760 powers the movement; not having to change the battery is a great feature of Eco-Drive watches. Whats more, it is water resistant upto a 100 meters!

The Citizen W760. A must-have to your accessory collection!

The U680, a chronographic masterpiece from Citizen has the ability to receive the atomic radio signal even in China. Morever it features an increase in battery life and a change in the Calendar mode operations, enabling it to show the date of any chosen location rather than the one selected for the second time zone (meaning it can be set to match the primary time zone or even UTC.

The U680 comes with a Prefex 3000 anti-magnetic feature and a better hand alignment routine, along with coated sapphire glass that is coated and the metal is usually coated with Citizens Duratect treatment that is highly scratch-resistant.

The extremely easy-to-use U680 comes with a cool repertoire of effectively-easy-to-use setting up instructions, so that you activate this masterpiece of a chronograph from Citizen and get it up and running in no time!


Some setting instructions to take you through the entire setting up routine easily and effortlessly:


This procedure will get your watch onto the 0-level position.

Check for the reset and 0-positioning check. Now, pull out the crown for one click.

Pull the crown out one click, while pressing both buttons down at the same time. This will help the watch to get reset. After you press the crown in two clicks you can pull the crown out one click. Again pull the crown out with one click. Bring it to the Hand position. Now press the crown in two clicks, and after checking for the 0-position you should now press the upper right button. Rotate the crown just a little bit in the clockwise direction. Press the upper right button and now press the crown in two clicks. Press the crown in two clicks.

This completes the instruction set for resetting the chronograph.


Pull the crown out one click. Press the upper or lower right button. Press both buttons. Push the crown in one click. Press lower right button. Display of signal reception. Signal strength will be determined and the signal detected.


The following instructions will help you set the time manually:

First, pull the crown out you will hear a click. Now press the upper or lower right button. Pull the crown out with a click – press the lower right button again. Now press the upper right button and afterwards, push the crown in one click.


What makes the U680 from Citizen so special is that it supports China as a fourth radio time signal, and has an important design fix: you can set the city for the calendar separately from the city for the digital time display. The watch features a countdown timer, date, chronograph and two different alarms that exist on the watch, using the LCD to work and set. A significant improvement over previous versions of the watch is a backlight on the LCD.

All in all, a watch that is a great new way to start your day!

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Metal press crushes Illinois worker

Metal press crushes Illinois worker

Friday, April 1, 2005

A resident of Schaumburg, Illinois in the (U.S.) was severely injured by an industrial punch press machine on Monday. He died an hour later.

Elk Grove Village police said William Naras, 48, was operating the machine at a local metal manufacturing plant when he became pinned by an I-beam, or metal arm, about 4 p.m. He was transported to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village where medics pronounced him dead at 4:51 p.m.

The death was ruled an industrial accident and reported to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, according to a spokesperson for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Presses of the type which killed Naras routinely develop pressures in the 80,000 pounds (40 tons) per square inch range, according to manufacturers’ Internet pages.

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Train hits collapsed bridge in Czech Republic, killing ten

Train hits collapsed bridge in Czech Republic, killing ten

Friday, August 8, 2008

An express train struck a collapsed motorway bridge in the Czech Republic, leaving 7 people dead and 64 injured. The EuroCity train, which was en route from Kraków, Poland to Prague, derailed after it collided while traveling at 134km/h (84mph).

According to Czech Railways spokesman Radek Joklik, “it probably hit part of a motorway bridge under construction which fell onto the track.” It is believed that the bridge, which is near Studénka, may have fallen onto the train, crushing carriages below it.

The train, which was carrying 400 people, saw a derailment of its locomotive and first three passenger carriages.

Rescue operations are underway, with 16 fire brigades and 30 vehicles at the scene, which is 215 miles from Prague and close to the Polish border. Numerous ambulances and several helicopters are transporting the wounded to hospital.

Many of the passengers were traveling to a music festival in Pardubice. The toll of dead and injured could rise further as investigators release information.

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A Watch Company to Hold a Charitable Auction

A Watch Company to Hold a Charitable Auction

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The International Watch Company (IWC) is organizing an on-line auction to take place in the period from December 13 to December 20, 2006. The proceeds of the auction will be used for offering support to a charitable organization – Association Vol de Nuit/Vuelo Nocturno. The main task and responsibility of the association lies in taking care of Buenos Aires children who live in reduced circumstances.

Association Vol de Nuit/Vuelo Nocturno, a humanitarian institution, was established in 2003. The Foundation has built close cooperation with the city’s schools, homes and other organizations helping street children. The proceeds of the IWC on-line auction are to be benefited to the major projects carried out by the Foundation.

Da Vinci is the name of a rarity timepiece chosen by the IWC to be put for auction. The watch itself was developed back in 1990 as a part of a limited edition of just 110 pieces. It represents a stainless steel model featuring a white dial in English which is provided with a perpetual calendar function. The exclusive watch is on the list of the most sought-after items among connoisseurs of High Horology.

This is the ninth time the IWC is holding an auction for charitable purposes and every time dozens of watch collectors and enthusiasts take part in the event. The bidders are invited to visit the official site of the Company.

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Auto Repair A Problem? Visit Automotix}

Auto repair a problem? Visit Automotix


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If you have a vehicle then it is sure that you must be like thousands of other people complaining about inconvenience caused because of auto repair. It is an undeniable fact that, irrespective of how expensive your vehicle is and what brand it carries, it is sure that it is going to require repair at one time or the other.

A vehicle with better brand can work properly for longer period of time but not for its whole life. Thus auto repair is one such point of concern that is enough to create tensions for the vehicle owners. Actually it is not just matter of money that counts but time and inconvenience that happens because of going for car repair. Now the most important question that emerges is-is it not possible to do something as to avoid going to auto workshops again and again? Is it not possible to repair the vehicle by own? The answer to above questions is yes, it is possible to get rid of this trouble and to learn how to repair small defects.

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With the help of useful auto repair tips from Automotix, it is possible to get rid of all the tensions as mentioned above. Automotix is one of a kind unique online shopping mall that is known as the perfect solution for each and every automotive need. Matters not if the requirement is of brand new parts at better prices or used parts of best quality and auto repair tips or automotive repair parts, it is sure to get all at Automotix.

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British singer Susan Boyle admitted to hospital

British singer Susan Boyle admitted to hospital

Monday, June 1, 2009

British singer Susan Boyle has agreed to be admitted to a local clinic for exhaustion, according to media reports. Boyle is said to have been taken by ambulance to the Priory clinic after she began to act strange in her hotel room, reportedly suffering an “emotional breakdown.”

Staff for Britain’s Got Talent allegedly called police after they noticed her acting strange while backstage after the finale of the popular talent contest. Boyle went to her hotel room and on the arrival of police she was ordered to be taken to a clinic under the Mental Health Act.

“Police were called to doctors assessing a woman under the Mental Health Act. The woman was taken voluntarily by ambulance to a clinic. At the request of doctors, police accompanied the ambulance,” said Scotland Yard as quoted by The Sun.

Boyle, 47, from Blackburn, West Lothian, in Scotland, came in second place on Britain’s Got Talent. Boyle was beaten by the dance group Diversity on Saturday who got 24% of the public vote, with Boyle receiving 20%. She took the world by storm after her debut appearance on April 11 singing “I Dreamed a Dream” from the award-winning musical Les Misérables. Just a day after appearing on the show, Boyle became a YouTube sensation with her performance receiving nearly 9 million views. To date, the YouTube clip has been viewed by nearly 65 million people worldwide.

Britain’s Got Talent issued a statement supporting Boyle saying, “Following Saturday’s show, Susan is exhausted and emotionally drained. We offer her our ongoing support and wish her a speedy recovery.”

Simon Cowell, the show’s owner and panel judge of the contestants, also issued a statement saying, “We’re going to look after her. We’ve never had a runner-up like Susan before. She won over a lot of fans – not just with her voice, but with her graciousness.”

It is not known how long Boyle will be staying at the clinic, but according to reports, she agreed to take time off from singing on advice of her doctor not long before being admitted.

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Honda recalls fire risk cars

Honda recalls fire risk cars

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Honda have issued a recall for 646,000 cars around the world due to a potential fault that could cause a fire. The recall involves the ‘Jazz’ range of cars, which is known by its alternative name, Fit, in some countries.

water intrusion into the power window switch housing may in some instances cause a short circuit

Three incidents involving the problem, caused by a defective master switch, have been reported worldwide, two in the US and one in South Africa. In September 2009, Vanilla Nurse, a two-year old girl, was sleeping in one of the models, when the hatchback in Cape Town caught fire. Following the accident, Honda “launched an extensive investigation to determine the cause of the incident,” according to a statement issued today. Although they could not isolate the cause of the fire, “the investigation has shown that water intrusion into the power window switch housing may in some instances cause a short circuit, which in exceptional circumstances may lead to potential damages”.

Just 10% of cars are expected to need new switches. The remainder will need a waterproof skirt in order to keep water out.

Rival Toyota was forced to recall vehicles on Thursday, citing floor mats that may stick accelerator pedals to the floor. There are fears that Toyota may have to widen their recall to cover up to eight million cars.


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News briefs:May 14, 2008

News briefs:May 14, 2008


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Commercial Janitorial Cleaning Supplies}

Commercial Janitorial Cleaning Supplies


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In almost all commercial settings such as offices, hospitals, educational facilities, nursing homes, government agencies and other businesses, janitorial cleaning supplies are indispensable. Good quality commercial janitorial cleaning products are handy tools for effective cleaning and can help you:

Maintain proper hygiene in commercial settings

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Since cleaning supplies are necessary for routine cleaning activities, it is essential to have a sufficient and ready stock of these products at all times.

Essential Janitorial Cleaning Supplies

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The cleaning products that commercial facilities need to stock are:








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Dust mops

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