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Sony recalls 440,000 Vaio laptops

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by GiddyG, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. GiddyG

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    Sony is recalling several models of its Vaio laptops due to a wiring issue that could cause overheating. Read the full BBC report here...
     
  2. BosonMichael
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    Sony, creating defective crap? Whodathunkit? :rolleyes:
     
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  3. NightWalker

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    More bad press for Sony... they don't make them like they used to.
     
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  4. zebulebu

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    Au contraire. They make 'em EXACTLY like they used to. I had six sony walkmans when I was a kid - every one of them - EVERY - SINGLE - ONE - broke/went bad within three months of the warranty expiring. One of them even melted through my bag (eerily reminiscent of their latest catastrophe).
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    I had about 6 sony walkmans too and they sucked also.

    I've always thought they sucked since then and they suck even more for making TVs that only allow PS3s to run properly and not Xboxes.
     
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  6. Qs

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    What's a PS3? :p

    They only make games for Xbox 360 now right? (no-one mention the 'red ring of death')
     
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  7. GiddyG

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    red ring of death...


    Isn't that what you get after an extremely hot curry? :blink
     
  8. Qs

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    Personally... no.

    But hey, each to their own ;) (CF should add a winking smily damnit! :()

    ...I'm only bitter as my 360 stopped working last night /cry
     
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  9. ThomasMc

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    unlucky, I went throught 3, 360s before I got a PS3 8). As for the OP, Bad press yes but there laptops where always cack, the OLED TVs interest me loads though.
     
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  10. Qs

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    I managed to fix it previously by hitting it.

    *shrugs*

    Guess rage works sometimes :p
     
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    lol there where some crazy videos on youtube showing you how to fix them with heat guns :blink
     
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    There is a winking smilie just not in the smilie box, click on the more link on the last line :wink:
     
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  13. Qs

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    In which case why isn't it linked to ";)"?

    Comments people! :p
     
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    Because it is linked to :wink:
     
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  15. Qs

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    *sigh*

    Well it should be linked to both. Or at least be put on the "Smilies" window when you post. It would be more often used than :cry: for instance.
     
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  16. GiddyG

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    I always think that it always looks more like someone with a slightly embarrassed expression on their face...
     
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    Come to think of it my £210 minidisk walkman broke, it stopped recording. I did get a lot of use from it though. My home cinema amp is a Sony, had that for about 6 years, it gets used at least 4 hours a day and has been (and still is) a great bit of kit.

    Not heard that before, but I can believe it!
     
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  18. BosonMichael
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    Absolutely, positively agree. Any forum poster worth his/her salt knows how to type a wink: ;)
     
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    I ended up getting pissed of with the red rings of death after 4 360s however they have sorted it out with a smaller chipset now. However I replaced my console with a PC and couldn't be happier :)
     
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  20. Qs

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    Oh really? ;)
     
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