Lenovo has issued a recall of fifth era ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops constructed previous to November 1 (for those who personal one, you may examine your standing right here) after stories that the battery might overheat. There have not been any fires but, however Lenovo warns hearth hazard exists. Machines will likely be inspected and, if vital, repaired totally free within the recall program. Some 83,500 of the laptops have been bought within the US and Canada.
The reason for the issue? It seems that the laptops actually have a Screw free. An unfastened screw left within the laptops throughout their manufacturing can injury one of many lithium batteries and trigger one of many cells to quick out. This causes speedy overheating and failure of the battery, with three programs reported to have failed within the area.
The repair is, accordingly, easy: the unfastened screw will likely be eliminated. As Lenovo’s FAQ on the problem states, “Elimination of any unfastened screw will eradicate any publicity of the battery to an unfastened screw.” No screw, no downside.
Till serviced, Lenovo recommends that affected programs not be used.