Do you have a Sony Laptop? If you do, you may soon find out that it's too hot to handle. Literally. Sony recently announced that over half of a million laptops sold this year, in Japan and around the world, contain a bug that could cause the PCs to overheat. Only 39 cases have been reported so far, and the affected laptops are Vaio F and C series laptops that have been for sale since January.
As reported on PC World, "A bug in the heat management system of the BIOS software is to blame. Sony is asking the users to either update the software themselves or return their laptops so it can apply the update." The article goes on to say "BIOS is present in every PC and runs below the operating system, controlling the most basic functions of the computer and interaction between major components. It's usually invisible to users except for a BIOS start-up message that is typically seen when a PC boots."
Although the bug affects only 535,000 machines, Sony is asking for 646,000 product owners to update their software. If you live outside of Japan, and you have one of these models: VPCCW25FG/B, VPCCW25FG/P and VPCCW25FG/W your computer may be at risk. As an IT Support company, if you have an affected model, we here at Trigon are urging you to update your software.
If your business is using one of these models, and you are located near the Philadelphia area, contact Trigon Technology today to let us help you avoid this problem.