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Acer Recalls Laptops Due to Burn Hazard

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 10 comments

Watch those hot palm rests, they could get melty.

Might you have an Acer laptop? In that case, you should check if it's been recalled over the risk of a burn hazard.

Acer 13.3-inch laptop models AS3410, AS3410T, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG sold from June 2009 through October 2009 are affected.

The problem stems from an internal microphone wire under the palm rest that can short circuit and overheat. Acer has received three reports of computers short circuiting, resulting in slight melting of the external casing. No incidents occurred in the United States and, thankfully, no injuries have been reported.

Owners are told to contact Acer toll-free at (866) 695-2237 for full confirmation and details of a free repair.

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    indigoataxia , January 11, 2010 11:56 PM
    exploding palm rests! instead of burning a hole in your leg you just loose a finger
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    athreex , January 12, 2010 1:23 AM
    Razor512Seems good, not many companies offer a laptop with a built in fireplace, it makes the laptop look distinguished.


    That's nice, throw in marshmallows and cheese dogs and we have a cooking laptop.
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    mavroxur , January 11, 2010 11:32 PM
    at least it's not exploding batteries this time...
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    indigoataxia , January 11, 2010 11:56 PM
    exploding palm rests! instead of burning a hole in your leg you just loose a finger
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    razor512 , January 12, 2010 12:19 AM
    Seems good, not many companies offer a laptop with a built in fireplace, it makes the laptop look distinguished.
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    athreex , January 12, 2010 1:23 AM
    Razor512Seems good, not many companies offer a laptop with a built in fireplace, it makes the laptop look distinguished.


    That's nice, throw in marshmallows and cheese dogs and we have a cooking laptop.
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    CrashOverride90 , January 12, 2010 1:29 AM
    AthreexThat's nice, throw in marshmallows and cheese dogs and we have a cooking laptop.

    ROFL....
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    curnel_D , January 12, 2010 3:56 AM
    AthreexThat's nice, throw in marshmallows and cheese dogs and we have a cooking laptop.

    CookBooks! You should trademark that before anyone else gets to it! Oh wait...
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    rantoc , January 12, 2010 12:33 PM
    Sure they arent apples in disguise ?
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    omnimodis78 , January 12, 2010 2:47 PM
    Acer:compuers = Yorx:audio systems (if you don't remember Yorx it's probably best not to explain). If you own an Acer which actually hasn't crapped out on you withing the first 6 months of ownership then you are a lucky exception. I used to sell these things and even the Acer rep couldn't keep a straight face about their products in the lunchroom after they came out to give their marketing performance. They look nice, but that's where the positives stop.
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    4trees , January 13, 2010 1:41 AM
    I had a friend with an old VW Jetta, one day while driving his seat warmer malfunctioned and burned through the seat cushion, through his pants, and gave him minor burns. VW was very cooperative and apologetic about the issue. Some other driver had more serious injuries apparently. What else could potentially burn me I wonder? As long as it isn't my frig or my pc I can live with it.
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    N.Broekhuijsen , January 17, 2010 4:01 PM
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    No incidents occurred in the United States and, thankfully


    What they scared to get sued???