Don't you hate it when your PC literally goes up in smoke? If that's never happened to you, then congratulations, you've either been wise and insisted on purchasing quality, name brand power supplies, a little bit lucky, or both. A shoddy power supply can fry itself on a whim. We've seen it happen, and lest there be any doubt that it can still pose a problem, Lenovo has decided to expand its voluntary recall of ThinkCentre desktops due to a faulty power supply that can overheat and pose a fire hazard.
Lenovo recalled 50,500 ThinkCentre all-in-one (AIO) desktops last month and is adding another 13,000 PCs to the list. There have been two separate reports of smoldering PSUs among the recalled models to date, including one report of a "fire incident" and another one that went up in smoke. Injuries were not reported in either case.
Affected models include M70z and M90z all-in-one desktops with the following date codes:
Potentially faulty ThinkCentre desktops were sold online at Lenovo's websites, by telephone, and via direct sales through authorized distributors across the U.S. from May 2012 through March 2012. All of them were manufactured in Mexico.
If you think your system is on the list, Lenovo recommends unplugging the PC and contacting the company at (855) 248-2194 or visiting www.lenovo.com/aiopsurecall to get a replacement PSU. If you contacted Lenovo regarding the March 2012 recall, the company recommends checking back to see if your system is among the expanded models.
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