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Sony Recalling Over 500,000 Vaio Laptops

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June 30, 2010 8:19:57 PM

What's the big deal? My GTX 480 burns me all the time, is hardware not supposed to burn people or something? Have I been living under a rock? Where am I?
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June 30, 2010 8:28:27 PM

It's Sony... maybe they decided to remove the heatsink feature.
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June 30, 2010 8:35:58 PM

This is why you just get a desktop PC ftw.
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June 30, 2010 8:51:02 PM

My Gateway P-7811FX burns anyone that touches the GPU exhaust while I'm gaming on it.
Why you ask? Because it's awesome.
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June 30, 2010 8:53:28 PM

Sony will probally has some legal crap with the firmware upgrade saying you cant sue for burns, if you download the update.
Remember the PS3 way back when, you could do all kinds of nifty things. Then they took that from you, installed a patch with a new EULA saying you cant sue, and you agree to take it in the butt!
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June 30, 2010 8:55:43 PM

It's Sony and like all the companies have mistakes Why the surprise?

HP have the same problem with many of their laptops products and nobody says anything.
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June 30, 2010 8:56:00 PM

anyone think silicon oil sealed laptops would be awesome? since laptops rarely get upgrades? (make the hdd and ram slots separate from the oil tank)
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June 30, 2010 8:59:07 PM

ouch xD. good thing i use an hp laptop. it heats up after around 12 hours, but i think that's cuz the batteries are dead... =]
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June 30, 2010 9:02:16 PM

Its not the heat, its the resulting failures. Are these laptops running Nvidia chipsets? I'd be interested in seeing if this is related to that Nvidia chipset fiasco a year ago. Of course, Sony doesn't have a good track record with their own hardware either, what with millions of recalled batteries over the last few years.
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June 30, 2010 9:29:44 PM

gammaraptorouch xD. good thing i use an hp laptop. it heats up after around 12 hours, but i think that's cuz the batteries are dead... =]


I second that! HP ftw!, now somebody who owns a Alienware say something to make sony feel bad :D 
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June 30, 2010 9:50:31 PM

Though it is bad the SONY should have work on the temperature problem earlier... but SONY is still much better (well more expensive, too) than Dell!

Check this article on NY times (6/28/10)
"....A study by Dell found that OptiPlex computers affected by the bad capacitors were expected to cause problems up to 97 percent of the time over a three-year period, according to the lawsuit...."

97% fauliar rate and Dell did not even bother to recall them back....

Since no company is problem proof... maybe it is good to see a company at least trying to recover the problem by recalling them back.

My only problem.... why wait so long...

oops... forgot the link
here it is...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/technology/29dell.htm...
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June 30, 2010 10:47:09 PM

rollerdiscoSony will probally has some legal crap with the firmware upgrade saying you cant sue for burns, if you download the update. Remember the PS3 way back when, you could do all kinds of nifty things. Then they took that from you, installed a patch with a new EULA saying you cant sue, and you agree to take it in the butt!


Lol, you gave me possibly the smartest or most retarded idea ever, an idea so retarded it's genius! I am going to make a EULA for my penis.
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June 30, 2010 11:40:50 PM

I say: If life gives you a notebook that gets hot enough to fry an egg, grab some eggs and make breakfast!
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July 1, 2010 12:51:45 AM

idisarmu
I am going to make a EULA for my penis.


Can't sue for dissapointment? LOL
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July 1, 2010 1:01:07 AM

extremepcsCan't sue for dissapointment? LOL

Epic win.
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July 1, 2010 4:07:08 AM

Who needs em anyway?
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July 1, 2010 4:07:38 AM

gammaraptorouch xD. good thing i use an hp laptop. it heats up after around 12 hours, but i think that's cuz the batteries are dead... =]


Ha HP laptop.......funny....=P
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July 1, 2010 5:43:17 AM

And I got one of these for the Boss a few months ago :( 

At least my Alienware M17x doesn't have this problem ;) 
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July 1, 2010 6:41:28 AM

Don't you just hate it when your keyboard melts onto your fingers?
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July 1, 2010 10:12:00 AM

It's a sony, well sony is always a good looking laptop but with . . .
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July 1, 2010 5:31:56 PM

i guarantee they are running nvidia chipset graphics.

every laptop ever made that runs nvidia chipset integrated graphics WILL overheat and it WILL eventually fail.

i've seen countless HP laptops with warped motherboards and just recently a Gateway. All of which had nvidia integrated graphics.
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July 1, 2010 7:23:36 PM

Seriously, do they not do product testing before shipping?
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July 3, 2010 12:21:16 AM

Just my luck I have a VPCF115M T.T
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July 4, 2010 5:39:30 AM

AMD+Ati, the way to go.
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