Acer Timeline owners can't seem to catch a break. Back in October 2009, Acer recalled a whole bunch of its 13-inch models citing an overheating hazard, and once again, the exact same problem has forced Acer to issue another recall , this time for about 22,000 Timelines.
According ot the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the problem stems from an internal microphone wire under the palm rest. Just like the last recall, the pesky wire is prone to short circuiting, overheating, and poses a potential burn hazard. There have been no reports of injuries thus far, but three reports of computers short circuiting, each of which resulted in "slight melting" of the notebook chassis.
Models affected include the Acer AS3410, AS3410T, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ, and AS3810TZG. The CPSC says that not all of these models suffer from the cable flaw, and that if you own one, you should contact Acer for more info.
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