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Toshiba recalling 41,000 notebooks

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Sep 2010 14:21 User comments (4)

Toshiba recalling 41,000 notebooks The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for 41,000 Toshiba notebooks this week, following reports that some are overheating or even melting.
Before the official mandate, Toshiba posted its own recall of the Satellite T130 notebook.

The CPSC said they had 129 reported instances of "overheating and deforming the plastic casing area around the AC adapter plug."

Four of the reports lead to minor injuries or minor property damage, says the CPSC.

Toshiba explained that the problem came from a "faulty DC-In harness," which could lead to melting.

A BIOS update will fix the problem, says Toshiba. The affected models are: Satellite T135D-S1326, T135D-SP2012L, T135-SP2909R, T135D-SP2012M, T135-SP2013L, T135-SP2013M, T135D-S1322, T135-S1330, T135D-S1328WH, T135D-S1328RD, T135D-S1328, T135D-S1327, T135D-S1325WH, T135D-S1325RD, T135D-S1325, T135D-S1324, T135D-S1320, T135-SP2911R, T135-S1312, T135-S1310WH, T135-S1310RD, T135-S1310, T135-S1309, T135-S1307, T135-S1305WH, T135-S1305RD, T135-S1305, T135-S1300WH, T135-S1300RD, T135-S1300, T135-SP2911C, T135-SP2911A, T135-SP2910R, T135-SP2910C, T135-SP2910A, T135-SP2909C, T135-SP2909A and the Satellite Pro T130-W1302, T130-EZ1301.

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4 user comments

13.9.2010 22:23

How the hell could a BIOS update fix a faulty DC-in harness?

23.9.2010 23:34

Originally posted by cart0181:
How the hell could a BIOS update fix a faulty DC-in harness?
It does not; it simply turns off external power so you can't charge anymore...thus eliminating the physical danger, but making the laptop useless in about 1-2 hours.

37.9.2010 13:19

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by cart0181:
How the hell could a BIOS update fix a faulty DC-in harness?
It does not; it simply turns off external power so you can't charge anymore...thus eliminating the physical danger, but making the laptop useless in about 1-2 hours.
Seriously? Did Apple buy Toshiba?


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

420.9.2010 17:55

I've got the Satellite Pro L300 and very pleased mine isn't on that list. I have it plugged into the mains 24/7, and adapter is only slightly warm.

Toshiba do very good notebooks (a few friends have them as backup to their PC); your very unlucky if you were on that list. Saying that, it should never happen in the first place and compensate people.


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