Generally speaking, laptops get hot, or at least very warm. You pack all that computing power into a slim case with minimal exhaust and it’s bound to happen. But Sony says that some of its popular Vaio Laptops were getting so hot they presented a potential burn hazard to users.
So the electronics giant has issued a recall for some of its VPCF11 and VPCCW2 series of notebook PCs.
Says Sony in their recall press release:
In rare instances, these notebook computers may overheat due to a potential malfunction of the internal temperature management system, resulting in deformation of the product’s keyboard or external casing, and a potential burn hazard to consumers.
The good news is that you don’t need to deal with the Geek Squad to get your computer fixed. Sony is pretty sure that the issue can be fixed with a firmware update available on their site.
If you have any questions or need additional assistance with the firmware update installation, call Sony technical support at (866) 496-7669 for assistance.
Below is a list of all the recalled models: