By now, you've all heard about the battery recall Dell is doing for all laptops sold from October 2004-2005 (approx.).  Well, my Dell Inspiron 6000 was bought in early 2005 so it could contain one of these faulty batteries.  After login into Dell's Support site and providing my battery ID, I hit the jackpot...if you can call it that.  I get a new a battery in about 20 days!  For the mean time, I'm running my laptop without it just in the case that something goes wrong (I've had this laptop for over a year now and nothing has happened.  I just don't want to get jinks!).

So if you bought a Dell laptop around that time frame, check out if you qualify for the recall.