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    Apple recalls iPad due to conterfeit capacitors that could explode

    SEATLLE (AP) - Apple today recalled all of its new iPad tablet computers after learning that it had been sold thousands of counterfeit components that could cause short circuits in the device. A spokesperson for Apple, speaking on condition of anonymity, said "we learned Monday that many of our iPad devices were failing factory test with short circuited capacitors. Upon further research, we discovered that we had received the components from an unauthorized vendor, and that those components were not genuine."

    The spokesperson said there could be a delay in the delivery of iPads to many customers for several months while the recalled units are repaired, and that it was very important for all iPads to be returned for repair, because the components could explode if short circuited.

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    april fail day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    april fail day.
    What's April got to do with it?
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    You two are the reason Foo isn't fun anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    You two are the reason Foo isn't fun anymore.
    O'rly?
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    It is easy to tell when the internals are getting too hot.



    If you see this, just follow the apple recommended procedure for rapid cool down, and hold it in the flame of a water candle.

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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    You might at least spell Seattle right if you're going to have anyone fall for it.
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    This thread has been recalled for spontaneous fail.

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    I won't be buying one--that's for sure. Have fun, guinea pigs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    I won't be buying one and TN Public Assistance won't provide one either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    I won't be buying one--that's for sure. Have fun, Apple fanboys!
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    I won't be buying one (Unless Pcad does) Have fun!
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    I am waiting for the government mandated Ipad bill to pass.
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    hey I just fooled someone in the office who is waiting for theirs! THANKS! hahaha
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    You two are the reason Foo isn't fun anymore.
    how would you know, newbie?

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    I ordered an iPad a couple of hours ago. For my kid, but we'll all enjoy it (the deal is she has to leave it lying around the kitchen for a month or two). Ships April 12.

    The glowing reviews from Mossberg and Pogue pushed me over the edge. Which was a short push, as you all know.

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