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This has been stuck in Patrol for 3 days. I understand that there may be a delay due to the holidays, so if you cannot get to it right now I’ll understand.

I primarily made this page to have a way to attribute a question I had on Windows XP read/write heaviness. It was really made to have a piece of physical hardware to attribute to the question, but I’ve covered the basic specs I know, how to identify it and the system configurations that are possible (and if known, what I see a lot).

I did what I could with the wireless, but seeing as these old HP’s aren’t as clear to find the model, I may have some incorrect information. That said, it’s true to what I can personally find. Mine was deleted, so I had to go in blind.

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@nick I took care of it for you, let me know if you run into any issues!

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I completely forgot about the Sony recall when I originally did it. It's been updated to warn new owners about the Sony recalls from the 2000s and to check any packs that come with their notebook(s). If you think I should add anything about that fiasco let me know.

All of mine were safe, thankfully. While I had no recall Sony's in the pile, I had a lot with issues that were easy to ID (typically no charge or a hot pack). 2 of them survived the initial inspection, but one developed a delayed failure (excessive isolated heat and uncorrectable capacity reporting).

I'd also say that almost all of the OEM packs are dead and the problem is less severe now. That said, while most scrap the entire battery, some do save the cells (myself included). That's when you need to make sure. My rule is to check the label for known bad ranges and sideline those as recalled specifically. A cosmetic pack build is something I'd like to explore but we're dealing with users who don't know battery safety as well as experienced folks. It may not be a good idea.

I forgot because I'm able to spot the affected notebooks by design and sideline them for inspection. DOH.


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