Got a Sony VAIO TZ? This might butter your biscuit… or at least melt it. Sony issued a notice today regarding some potential overheating problems for the following notebook lines:
- VGN-TZ100 series
- VGN-TZ200 series
- VGN-TZ300 series
- VGN-TZ2000 series
Through a voluntary program, you can have Sony inspect and, if needed, repair your precious notebook free of charge. You can check to see if your particular VAIO is affected by this recall at http://esupport.sony.com/fixmypc. The issue appears to be "irregularly placed wires near the hinge, or a dislodged screw inside thehinge, may create a short circuit, causing localized overheating". While this might be useful in colder climates during winter, it’s not a feature I’d want in my notebook.