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Sony to recall half-million laptops due to overheating issues

By Jos
Jun 30, 2010
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  1. Sony has announced it is voluntarily recalling some 535,000 Vaio laptops worldwide due to a temperature-control defect that may cause excessive buildup of heat and in some cases distort the shape of the laptop. Apparently, a bug in the BIOS software is to blame. The extensive recall affects both F- and C-Series Vaio laptops sold since January 2010, including 259,000 laptops sold in the U.S., 103,000 in Europe, 120,000 in Asia, and 52,000 in Japan.

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  2. Sony is doing something right and owning up to the fact that they have an issue. Wish HP would step up to the plate on their laptops which tend to have chronic overheating issues...

    P.S. On a related note, I can just imagine the reaction of Apple when they have an issue -- ALWAYS blame it on the user. Your iPhone loses connection when you hold it while making a phone -- well, don't hold it like that. Machine overheating -- well, don't have it turned on.
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