Toshiba Recall 2010: Laptop Satellite T models due to overheating

By on Sep 4, 2010 in Netbook, Technology Comments

Toshiba announced recently about the voluntary recall of laptop Satellite T series models, about 41,000 units worldwide, due to potential overheating problem that could burn the case of the computers.

According to Toshiba press release, the company had received 100 reports of melting and minor case problems that already occurred in some areas.

The affected models are Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130 Notebook Computers.

The name ‘Toshiba’ is printed on the top of the notebook computer, while the model name and number are printed on a label on the bottom.

The affect models were reportedly sold in electronics stores and other retailers nationwide and online, which includes Toshibadirect.com and other websites.

The selling dates were probably from August 2009 through August 2010 for between $600 and $800; and was manufactured in China, Toshiba said.

As a remedy to this problem, consumers are being advised to immediately download the latest version of Toshiba’s BIOS computer program to their notebook computer.

This can be found at Toshiba Laptop Consumer Notices; in which the program will sense if the laptop is overheating.

And if found so, the notebook computer’s external power should be disabled. A display message will then direct the consumer to contact Toshiba for a free repair.

For consumers who do not have Internet access, they should contact Toshiba to arrange for installation of the updated BIOS.



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