Lenovo issues recall on Thinkcenter M70z and M90z all-in-one units

March 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Lenovo has issued a voluntary recall on the Thinkcenter M70z and M90z All-In-One units. The recall affects over 50,500 units that were sold from May 2011 to January 2012. These units were found to have a defect in the internal power supply that has the potential to cause fire or property damage. Lenovo recommends that the users check the model and date code located on the back of their units to determine if they have one of the affected units. Read more

Samsung has reached a settlement in class action lawsuit over faulty TV power supplies

February 22, 2012 by · 11 Comments
Filed under: Monitor Repair, Product Alerts 

Samsung Electronics America has reached a proposed settlement to the class action lawsuit over faulty capacitors in several series of LCD, DLP and Plasma TVs manufacturer before Dec. 31 2008. If you have a TV that had power supply issues and is in the affected model groups then they will repair the unit or reimburse you for repair charges if you have already had the unit repaired. Read more

Problems with the Dell Optiplex 390 systems

February 21, 2012 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: PC Repair, Product Alerts 

Dell has acknowledged a problem with the Optiplex 390 units going back to at least December of last year. The affected systems do not wake up from sleep mode even if powered off and back on. Some users are reporting up to 50% failure rate of systems after a week or two of use. At this point Dell has halted the shipping of this series until all units can be corrected, but third party resellers may be still selling stock on hand. If you already have units in production then you need to do the update to your systems before they start having the problem. Read more

Motorola gave away previous owners data on refurbished Xoom tablets

February 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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If you purchased and returned a Motorola Xoom tablet last year your data may have been given away. Motorola announced on Friday that 100 “refurbished” tablets that were sold by Motorola through the web site Woot.com did not have the previous owners data wiped from the device before it was sold. These units slipped through the refurbishing process without being checked and still contained pictures, documents and even passwords and login information. The units were sold on Woot between October and December 2011. Read more

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