Sony TZ series Notebook Recall

"73,000 Units said to be affected in the latest product recall from Sony."

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Sony Viao TZ Safety Recall

Viao TZ product recallSony have issued a recall on certain Viao T7 notebook models after 15 reports of overheating and one person suffering minor burns. The recalled notebook computer models are the VAIO VGN-TZ100 series, VGN-TZ200 series, VGN-TZ300 series and VGN-TZ2000 series, however not every model within this series is said to be affected. UK owners should visit the Sony website here, and US owners here, to see if their notbook is affected. If your notebook is one of those affected, Sony are advising that you switch it off, remove the mains charger and unplug the battery.

There are said to be around 73,000 units affected , and they were sold between July 2007 and August 2008. The problem is down to some wiring being Irregularly positioned, and a dislodged screw inside the hinge which can cause a short circuit and overheating. This is unwelcome news for Sony, after their batteries having taken the blame for the Dell & Apple notebook recalls, which cost Sony around $430 million.

You can view the product recall notice here. You can also discuss in our forums here.

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31-08-2008, 03:52:21

Hi :wavey:
Im getting a new system based on Athlon64 X2 Dual-Core 6400+ 3.2GHz
Ill be running XP Home SP3. From what I read this CPU runs hot.

[URL=""]Im looking at this HSF[/URL] looks like high performance at a reasonable price.
What do you think?
Also look at Noctua AM2 Upgrade Kit for NHU-12 / NH-U9 Coolers link on the same page, is upgrade kit necessary and what does it do??

Here is a review page about this HSF it shows pics of its parts and pieces.

Should I get this HSF or can you suggest a better one that costs less too???

31-08-2008, 06:07:47

Depends on how much you want to spend.

31-08-2008, 06:08:36

The Noctua NH-U12P is a great cooler, but the only alternative that I would recommend over it is the Thermalright Ultra Extreme. However it is dearer than the Noctua and you also have to account for a fan as well.

31-08-2008, 06:18:26

I`m learning to take notice of how much space the mobo gives u to fit a cooler too >.<

31-08-2008, 06:20:26

What case are you using as this can effect which cooler too.

31-08-2008, 09:28:03

I'd say go for the Noctua. I've got one in my rig. It's basically a top of the range cooler. In the box you get an included (very good) fan, spare fan clips to add another fan for push/pull setup, 2 resistors to lower the fan speed, super easy mounting kit plus bits, thermal paste, is built solid, and looks ace!

That's just my 2 cents.

02-09-2008, 09:42:46

Well if you want some slightly cheaper ones I think kingwin revolution RVT-12025 is good or possibly an ocz vendetta 2. From the reviews I have they're both very good coolers for a very low price, and if you want a good fan just buy a yate loon D12SL-12 they're super cheap and you can just volt mod it!

05-09-2008, 04:34:55

Ok good
thanks for the help

05-09-2008, 06:13:07


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