Friday, March 20th 2009

Some Acer Predator Gaming PCs Recalled Due to Overheating Issues

We would like to inform you that Acer today recalled some of its Predator premium gaming PCs due to overheating issues. The reason: the insulation on the computer’s internal wiring can become bent or stripped, causing the wires to overheat while the product is in use. This poses a burn hazard to consumers. Until now two reports of computers short circuiting, resulting in melted internal components and external casing have been sent. The affected models include model numbers ASG7200 and ASG7700 developed from May 2008 through December 2008. Consumers of the affected machines should stop using them and contact Acer for a free repair. See the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall alert posted here for more information.

Source: CPSC
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29 Comments on Some Acer Predator Gaming PCs Recalled Due to Overheating Issues

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my_name_is_earl
If that was made by "Asus" then we have a winner but Acer is kinda new to Desktop/notebook market and they're not experience with cooling. I have an Acer monitor and it's among the best 24" LCD around but notebook and desktop is a little bit fishy. Pst, "aftermarket cooling" wink wink!
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Hayder_Master
it is a Ferrari case from acer , they also made Ferrari laptops
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
my_name_is_earl said:
Acer is kinda new to Desktop/notebook market and they're not experience with cooling
Acer is not is not 'new' to the desktop/notebook market - Acer started off as a distributor of electronic parts and a consultant in the use of microprocessor technologies - that was back in 1976 when ACER was under a different name - then in 1987 the company changed their name to ACER & thats when they started to get into the OEM building business which eventually lead to them buying the Texas Instruments' mobile PC (laptop) division in 1997 when they started building laptops.

to coin a phrase - these dudes have been building systems since i was in nappies
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my_name_is_earl
FreedomEclipse said:
Acer is not is not 'new' to the desktop/notebook market - Acer started off as a distributor of electronic parts and a consultant in the use of microprocessor technologies - that was back in 1976 when ACER was under a different name - then in 1987 the company changed their name to ACER & thats when they started to get into the OEM building business which eventually lead to them buying the Texas Instruments' mobile PC (laptop) division in 1997 when they started building laptops.

to coin a phrase - these dudes have been building systems since i was in nappies
I know Acer is not "new" in the market but they only recently became aggressive and go mainstream notebook and desktop. Distributor has nothing to do with what I'm stating.
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