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On news this mornings ticker tape it stated sonys recall of LCDs that emitted smoke and had parts melting.No idea what models or anything beyond this statement.Anyone know more on this matter?

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Sony to recall 1.6 million Bravia TVs due to melting components (update: not a full recall)
By Sharif Sakr posted Oct 12th 2011 5:41AM A vast number of Bravia LCD TVs dating from 2007 and 2008 will be recalled after components in some Japanese sets went into meltdown and started smoking. So far only eleven incidents have been reported and it looks like no one has been hurt or experienced any wider damage, but Sony says it wants to take back 1.6 million TVs that were sold in the US, Europe, Japan and elsewhere. No word on exactly which models are affected, but we're expecting further details from Sony imminently.

Update: Looks like this might not be a full recall after all. We can't access Sony's support site right now, but the BBC reports that UK owners of the following models can summon an engineer to inspect their set if they're worried: KDL-40D3400, KDL-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660, KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000, KDL-40X3500.
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Sony is recalling 1.6 million television sets after faulty parts caused a number to emit smoke and start melting.

The technology firm said eight of its popular Bravia range of LCD TVs are subject to an "inspection and rework programme", following incidents reported in Japan.

Sony said a limited number of the TVs might contain a component that could overheat and ignite inside the set, causing the upper casing to melt.

"To date, there have been no reports of any damage to other property or physical injuries," the company added.

The affected televisions were manufactured in 2007 and 2008 and were mostly sold in Europe and the US.

If you own one of the products mentioned above and if you notice any abnormality (e.g. unusual noise, unusual smell or smoking), please turn it off immediately...

The model numbers are: KDL-40D3400, KDL-40D3500, KDL-40D3550, KDL-40D3660, KDL-40V3000, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40X3000 and KDL-40X3500.

Sony advises people who own one of these sets to take it to their nearest Sony service centre for a free inspection and, if necessary, a free repair.

Owners of Sony TVs can check the model number of their set by looking at the label on the back.

"If you own one of the products mentioned above and if you notice any abnormality (e.g. unusual noise, unusual smell or smoking), please turn it off immediately, unplug the power cable, stop using the TV, and contact us," Sony said.

"We have confirmed that this symptom does not occur when power is switched off."

It added: "In the unlikely event that you are affected by the issues above, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."
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they should also admit the TAB design flaw and recall all older TV's that used this old, spot-welding technology... to leave their customers with TV's with bad TAB's is beyond criminal for a giant like sony.

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they should also admit the TAB design flaw and recall all older TV's that used this old, spot-welding technology... to leave their customers with TV's with bad TAB's is beyond criminal for a giant like sony.

Well, 11 incidents among 1.6 million sets, with no one being hurt and no fires started outside the sets, is hardly an emergency, let alone anything meriting the word "criminal". There are lots of things around us more dangerous than this. Seems to me a heads up is adequate at this time.
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they should also admit the TAB design flaw and recall all older TV's that used this old, spot-welding technology... to leave their customers with TV's with bad TAB's is beyond criminal for a giant like sony.

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Let the Sony bashing begin ..

Just to be clear, and I realize your comment wasn't directed at me, this member is certainly not "Sony bashing." I merely took about 30 seconds of my valuable time to find two articles that the OP could just as easily found himself with a minimal amount of effort. Heck, my next TV will likely be a Sony.
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I own a 40X3500(its the european xbr4/5), stopped using it two years ago. The recall is to late, they should have done it in 2009.
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Models: KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4, and KDL-40XBR5


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Dear Valued Customer,

It has come to our attention through reports in Japan that in rare cases a particular component incorporated in certain models of 40" BRAVIA LCD HDTV [Model Nos. KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4, and KDL-40XBR5] was damaged and as a result, may overheat and at times ignite inside of the television. This could possibly result in a hole at a part of the cabinet ceiling. We have no reports of any resulting damages to other property or bodily injuries.

We know our customers choose Sony based in large part to the trust associated with our brand and the products and services we so strongly stand behind. We will not take your trust for granted and are committed to addressing this issue proactively.

Beginning immediately, Sony offers all customers of the affected models [Model Nos. KDL-40V3000, KDL-40VL130, KDL-40W3000, KDL-40WL135, KDL-40XBR4, and KDL-40XBR5] a free evaluation for the covered product. If you have any covered product unit, please visit www.updatemytv.com to schedule a dedicated service technician to perform an evaluation.

When a request is made, Sony's service representative will promptly visit and evaluate your television, and repair it at no charge if an affected component is found.

IMPORTANT: In the meantime, if you have a covered television and if you notice any abnormality in your TV unit and its performance (e.g.; unusual noise, unusual smell, or smoking), please immediately turn the unit off, unplug the cord, cease using the TV, and contact us. We have confirmed that the symptoms do not occur when power is off.

You can confirm the model number of your TV by looking at the label on the rear of the television . Additionally, the model number can be found on your warranty card. If your television is one of the models identified above, please contact us at your earliest convenience at www.updatemytv.com or toll-free at (800) 457-9631 to schedule your free evaluation.

Sincerely,

Brian M. Siegel
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Sony Electronics Inc.


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Let the Sony bashing begin ..

I'm sure it's coming...real fast!

"The recalled sets will be repaired if a faulty part was found. Sony will dispatch a service crew to inspect the set and may offer a rental TV while repairs are being made, Shima said. Sony won't offer refunds or replacement TVs, she said."
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REALLY!!!! Why on God's green earth do we need two threads on this??? Is there any reason this information couldn't be incorporated into the other thread that was started this morning?

Makes me want to SCREAM!!!!
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Puts a whole new meaning on hottest selling TV around.
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Now we have TWO threads on this. Anybody want to start a third???
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REALLY!!!! Why on God's green earth do we need two threads on this??? Is there any reason this information couldn't be incorporated into the other thread that was started this morning?

Makes me want to SCREAM!!!!

I thought I heard someone screaming this morning...Had I known it was you, Jim, I would've jumped out of bed and take a look! :-)

Perhaps the Administration here is still in bed...
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I thought I heard someone screaming this morning...Had I known it was you, Jim, I would've jumped out of bed and take a look! :-)

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There's been a few posts of "smellier than usual" TVs, maybe they were Sonys?

I will only buy Sony if they stop making those 80's boring square bezels.
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What about KDL-40V2500.. .is it good? would have loved to be in the list to get replacement, lol
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^^^going by Sony's usual model number protocol the V2500 should be one model year older than the affected sets.

That being said I don't think it would hurt for you to call anyway just to be sure.

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REALLY!!!! Why on God's green earth do we need two threads on this??? Is there any reason this information couldn't be incorporated into the other thread that was started this morning?

Makes me want to SCREAM!!!!

instead of screaming report the post and give us a link to duplicate threads
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instead of screaming report the post and give us a link to duplicate threads

Sorry, Mark. Didn't know we could do that. Thanks for the info.
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Just to be clear, and I realize your comment wasn't directed at me, this member is certainly not "Sony bashing." I merely took about 30 seconds of my valuable time to find two articles that the OP could just as easily found himself with a minimal amount of effort. Heck, my next TV will likely be a Sony.

My comment is really not directed at anyone .. if I had taken a few more moments of my valuable time, I would have added ..

If every TV made in the last 5 years were put under scrutiny, Sony would simply be part of a long list of sets that could qualify for a recall ..

But again, Sony does the right thing, even though the odds of an issue are minimal ..

Now, let the Sony bashing begin even though they have demonstrated good corporate citizenship ..

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Sorry for not posting in the same thread, didn't realize there was one. I looked through but didn't see it (my fault for not using the search function).

Smile. :)
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My Bad, didn't see this either!
Locked the other thread.
Please leave god and his earth out of this, the recall isn't his fault, it's Sony

Have a great day !
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has anything come from this? I JUST received the notice in the mail today?

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