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Lenovo Does A Samsung Note 7 With An Laptop, But Not As Explosive

Lenovo Thinkpad.acidpix/Wikimedia

Just as Samsung had to recall its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after incidents of explosions destroyed any chance of redemption for the device, Lenovo had to recall one of the best laptops in the market for similar reasons. When the Note 7 came out, it was widely praised for being an amazing handset. The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon received similarly positive receptions, but it turned out to be a fire hazard too.

As Gizmodo notes, the Carbon is an incredible laptop if the potentially explosive nature of the computer can be ignored. It’s simultaneously powerful while harking back to the retro designs of laptops that made it quite appealing to a lot of users.

In a recent announcement, however, Lenovo warned users that there was a chance the laptop could burst into flames. As a result, as many as 78,000 units are up for a recall in the U.S. alone.

So far, there have been no reports of any of the laptops exploding, catching fire, or producing smoke. The problem was brought up when three different users apparently reported that the batteries of their Carbon laptops were overheating.

Upon checking, Lenovo discovered that the problem had to do with the “unfastened, small screw, left in the unit during manufacture” that poses a significant threat to the Lithium-ion battery. These small power sources are notoriously delicate and don’t like to be “screwed” with. The consequences of doing so can often be explosive in nature.

As Ubergizmo points out, owners of the units need to go to Lenovo’s website to learn more, preferably using another computer or device while keeping the Carbon nice and turned off. The company is also offering inspections for free and any device that is affected by this issue will be repaired at no charge. This is worth taking advantage of, but perhaps not if there are other damages involved.

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