Acer recalls some Aspire laptops due to overheating

Posted on Sunday, Oct 11 2009 @ 20:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Acer announced a recall for some of its Aspire laptops, affected units include AS3410, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG laptops manufactured prior to September 15, 2009. The company explains repeated extreme pressure to the left palm rest area can damage the microphone cable, and as a result the enclosure may become deformed and the system may malfunction.
It has come to our attention that certain Acer Aspire Notebooks may overheat under specific conditions. Acer is therefore voluntarily instituting a safety recall for these products.

The affected units are Acer Aspire models AS3410, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG manufactured prior to September 15, 2009. In the affected units the microphone cable may overheat when extreme pressure is applied repeatedly to the left palm rest. As a result, the unitҳ case may become deformed and the system may malfunction.

Acer has voluntarily instituted a safety recall program to proactively replace the microphone cable in the affected units to eliminate any risk of overheating.
More details at Acer.


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