Just when we thought we had heard the last of the exploding-laptop stories, word has it that two NEC desktops in Japan have caught fire. In both cases, the fire was due to a faulty coil in the power supply, which NEC said they'd replace at no charge to their customers. Fortunately, there were no injuries to report of and it appears the faulty power supplies are limited to NEC's Valuestar PCs only. Let's hope it stays that way too.
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