Sony to repair 16 million Bravia LCD TVs that may produce smoke

first_imgIt’s not turning out to be a great week for Sony. Yesterday the company found out another 93,000 accounts had been hacked across its entertainment network including PSN. Now, Sony is having to issue a warning and offer repairs to some 1.6 million LCD TVs that are carrying faulty components.The faults are potentially dangerous, too. Your Bravia LCD TV won’t just stop working, it could also produce smoke or have parts start to melt. So far, 11 cases of smoke or melting have been reported across Japan. The issue for Sony is they shipped most of the models suffering this fault to the U.S. and Europe.If you’ve just gone out and purchased a brand new Bravia TV you have no need to worry. The affected sets were manufactured between 2007-08. If you registered your TV at the time of purchase then expect an email from Sony. Otherwise, website notices should be appearing shortly for countries that sold the TVs.In total there are 8 models of Bravia TV affected, they include the following models:KDL-40D3400KDL-40D3500KDL-40D3550KDL-40D3660KDL-40V3000KDL-40W3000KDL-40X3000KDL-40X3500Sony is set to offer to inspect and then repair any of the 1.6 million sets that contain the faulty parts at your home. You therefore won’t be getting a replacement TV out of this, although if your TV has already melted then chances are you will.So if you have been particularly unlucky today, you make wake up to find your PSN account has been blocked and as you read the message telling you so on your Bravia TV it starts billowing smoke and a burnt plastic smell fills the room. We really hope no one is that unlucky.via Reuters and BBC Newslast_img

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