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Lenovo Battery Recall - Fire Risk
Posted 04-23-2014

Lenovo issued a recall for batteries used in ThinkPad notebook computers that were shipped between October 2010 and April 2011. The batteries pose a fire risk and should be returned to Lenovo for replacement.

ThinkPad models included in the recall are the Edge 11, 13 and 14 series, the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s. Battery part numbers included in the recall are 43R9255, 51J0500, 57Y4186, 57Y4564, 57Y4565, 57Y4625, 57Y4559, 43R9254, 0A36277.

If you have a Lenovo ThinkPad notebook that was purchased between October 2010 and April 2011, or if you are unsure of the purchase date, please go to the Lenovo Recall Web page at the link below for instructions and to use the Lenovo automated tool to check your battery.

Blackboard Outage Update
Posted 04-23-2014

When: Wednesday, April 23, 11:00am

On Tuesday, April 22, the ECU Blackboard system experienced an outage between 10:00pm and 12:00 midnight.  During that time users were unable to access the system.  The issue was resolved and users can now access the system with no problem. Discontinuation
Posted 04-14-2014

As of August 1, 2014, ECU will discontinue hosting web space at was established for individuals to have personal websites.  As the Internet changes, there are lots of options for individuals to host personal websites, some of which are free.  Web space offered at ECU will continue to be available for the business of the university and the support of that business including academic web sites for faculty, staff, and students.  

Prior to August 1, 2014, please transfer your website to another location.  Below are a few free options.




If your website located at  is for academic purposes, you have the option to transfer it to

- Instructions for

- If you need assistance, submit a ticket at

- If you need to keep the URL, submit a ticket at

Available web space resources:

ECU offers web space for:

-  department web sites via CommonSpot

-  blogs via WordPress

-  traditional web space for special projects and academic work including instruction or class assignments

For more information on available web space, visit

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