FYI...Safety recall of the battery for Packard Bell...
December 09, 2009 - "Packard Bell S.A.R.L. is announcing a voluntary safety recall* of the battery contained in certain Packard Bell EasyNote MX36, MX37, MX51 and MX52 notebook computers due to potentially defective battery cells..."
9 December 2009 - "Packard Bell has become the latest laptop maker to issue a major battery recall, following reports of overheating and fires
. Four Easynote models are affected. MX36, MX37, MX51 and MX52 units sold mainly in Europe between July and December 2007 are at risk
... In the meantime they should remove the battery and operate via the power cord only, it said. The Acer-owned firm added no machines sold in North America are affected."