Sony VAIO laptops may overheat, cause burns

Gman496

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Sony has issued a warning to customers that a system glitch affecting its VAIO laptop computers may cause overheating and possible burns.


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A heat-monitoring chip in some of its VAIO 'F' and 'C' series models, launched in January this year, could be defective, leading to possible overheating, a company statement said.

340 units have been sold in Ireland, however not all will be affected by the system glitch.

Although the defect has not been known to cause personal injuries, the firm said it received a total of 39 complaints from overseas customers saying that the shape of their computers became distorted from overheating.

The glitch affects 535,000 laptops worldwide. Nearly half are in the US and the remainder in Japan, Europe and China.

Sony said it is offering consumers a software application download to correct the malfunction.

Sony Ireland is advising customers to log on to its website to check if their particular unit is affected.

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Linny40

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we bought one not so long ago, thanks ill keep it in mind - cant remember which one it was but being in the UK we might be ok!
 

Gman496

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The glitch affects a total of 535,000 laptops worldwide, of which nearly half is in the United States and the remainder in Japan, Europe and China.

Sony said it is offering consumers a software application download with which to correct the malfunction.

Might be no harm to lash your serial number into their site and put your mind as ease Linny.

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Vaio Models Affected

Japanese models affected are:

VPCF119FJ/BI
VPCF118FJ/W
VPCF117FJ/W
VPCCW29FJ/W
VPCCW28FJ/P
VPCCW28FJ/R
VPCCW28FJ/W
VPCF11AFJ
VPCF11AGJ
VPCF11AHJ
VPCF11ZHJ
VPCCW2AFJ
VPCCW2AHJ.


Affected models sold outside Japan are:

VPCCW25FG/B
VPCCW25FG/P
VPCCW25FG/W


Sony are issuing a BIOS update to fix these problems, but customers do have the option of returning the notebook to Sony to carry out the work.

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*** update ***

Anyone wishing to check the status of their own Sony VAIO Laptop & wish to obtain the BIOS update can do so by following THIS link.

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