Sony posts patch to ease overheating Vaio risk
Gentlemen, recallibrate your thermal sensors
More than 500,000 Vaio notebooks around the world contain mis-callibrated temperature sensors that could allow the laptops to overheat, Sony has admitted.
It's not clear how many of these have experience overheating, but Sony said it had received reports from 39 owners worldwide of high temperatures causing the machines' plastic shells to warp.
Having studied the problem, Sony has now posted Bios updates which correctly set the machines' sensors.
Not all Vaios in the F and CW2 series are affected by the problem - you can check whether your machine is by keying in its series number here. ®