Sony recalls nearly half a million Vaio Laptops

Posted: September 5, 2008 in Technology, Uncategorized
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If you own a Vaio please visit this link to find out if your laptop is affected.  http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/news-item.pl?template_id=1&news_id=272

Sony has recalled 440,000 laptops (73,000 from the US) because of a wiring flaw that could cause overheating. They’ve said improperly placed wires near the hinge connecting the body of the laptop and its display could wear quickly, causing a short circuit and overheating. A flaw in a circuit board inside the display could also overheat its rim. According to Sony they’ve received 15 reports of TZ series overheating from the US and 209 worldwide. 

 

Dear Valued Sony VAIO Customer, 

Sony takes pride in the quality of its products. Recently, we became aware of a potential issue affecting the following notebook PC models:

  • VGN-TZ100 series
  • VGN-TZ200 series
  • VGN-TZ300 series
  • VGN-TZ2000 series

 

The issue involves a small number of units which may overheat due to a wiring problem. Sony has initiated a voluntary program to perform a free inspection and, if necessary, a repair to ensure these units meet our high quality standards. 

On a personal note, I’m still wondering whats so special about these Sony laptops. They’re usually way too overpriced compared to other laptops of similar specs. Sure you get to flaunt the Sony Vaio logo, you get nice design, and some nice creative software but we already have Apple Macbooks to take care of all of that.

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