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    Sony issues Melting TV warning

    Don't know if this will escalate, but one to note:

    Sony Issues Warning Over Melting TV Sets



    1:17pm UK, Wednesday October 12, 2011
    Sony has issued a warning over 1.6 million of its television sets after faulty parts caused a number to emit smoke and start melting.

    Two of the affected Bravia models: the KDL40V3000 and the KDL-40W3000

    The technology firm denied there had been a recall but said people with certain models of Bravia LCD TVs could bring their sets in for free checks - following incidents reported in Japan.
    Sony said a limited number of the TVs might contain a component that could overheat and ignite inside the set, causing the upper casing to melt.
    "To date, there have been no reports of any damage to other property or physical injuries," the company added.
    The affected televisions were manufactured in 2007 and 2008 and were mostly sold in Europe and the US.
    If you own one of the products mentioned above and if you notice any abnormality (e.g. unusual noise, unusual smell or smoking), please turn it off immediately...
    Sony statement
    The model numbers are: KDL-40D3400, KDL-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660, KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000 and KDL-40X3500.
    Sony advises people who own one of these sets to take it to their nearest Sony service centre for a free inspection and, if necessary, a free repair.
    Owners of Sony TVs can check the model number of their set by looking at the label on the back.
    "If you own one of the products mentioned above and if you notice any abnormality (e.g. unusual noise, unusual smell or smoking), please turn it off immediately, unplug the power cable, stop using the TV, and contact us," Sony said.
    "We have confirmed that this symptom does not occur when power is switched off."
    It added: "In the unlikely event that you are affected by the issues above, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."
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    another reason not to buy this brand anymore

    too many problems, since American management took over this company, it turned to shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    another reason not to buy this brand anymore

    too many problems, since American management took over this company, it turned to shit
    And they wonder why they can't keep ahead in the ever-expanding world market and competition.

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    you can always count on American management to fuck things up

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    "We have confirmed that this symptom does not occur when power is switched off."
    Well that's a relief.
    At least we know the set doesn't spontaneously combust.

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