Sony is warning users of VAIO notebooks that they can overheat according The New York Times. When can this happen? Exactly when you don’t want it to: when you plug in the power adapter to charge the battery when the battery is almost empty. Sony is attempting to fix this problem via a software patch, a BIOS firmware update to be exact. Sony has communicated this with registered users, but how many of you out there using a Sony VAIO notebook are registered? Make sure to contact customer support (866-496-7669 in the US) and get that software patch. Sooner the better since keyboards or the casing can deform due to partial melting. Overheating can also be a burn hazard.
Affected VAIO notebooks include model numbers beginning with VPCF11 or VPCWW2. Full model number list can be found on Sony’s eSupport site as well as the BIOS firmware update.