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August 25, 2006

Apple, Dell Recall Millions of Laptop Batteries

Due to a few recent cases of Sony-manufactured laptop batteries overheating, and in some cases even exploding, both Apple and Dell have issued free battery recalls. The affected batteries may pose a serious fire risk and potentially injure the user. The affected laptops are:

Apple

  • 12-inch iBook G4
  • 12-inch PowerBook G4
  • 15-inch PowerBook G4

Dell

  • Latitude
  • Precision
  • Inspiron
  • XPS

Consumers that are affected by the recall are being told to remove the battery immediately and to power the laptop via the AC adapter only.

To find out if your laptop is affected by the recall, visit the corresponding manufacturer's battery recall information website:

Apple Battery Exchange Program iBook G4 and PowerBook G4

Dell Battery Return Program

August 09, 2006

ITS Scheduled Maintenance

Please note that due to network maintenance scheduled for this Friday August 11 from 8pm to midnight, a variety of ITS services, including NYU Forums, the ITS Start page, and a variety of University web servers will be unavailable. For details, see the ITS Status web page.

August 07, 2006

ResNet (Non-Law School) Summer Maintenance

To enable necessary system maintenance, the ResNet residence hall network will be unavailable from now through August 21st at 5:00pm at all non-Law School residence halls. New ResNet registrations will also be unavailable during this time period. For NYU-NET and Internet access during these periods, NYU community members can use the computers at Bobst Library or the ITS computer labs, as well as NYUHome stations around campus.

Law School ResNet Summer Maintenance

ResNet service and new registrations at the Law residence halls (D'Agostino and 240 Mercer) will be unavailable from 9:00am on August 13th through 5:00pm on August 14th. For NYU-NET and Internet access during this period, NYU community members can use the computers at the locations listed in the news item above.