Acer Predator Desktop Gaming Units Recalled For Minor House Burning Issue

Illustration for article titled Acer Predator Desktop Gaming Units Recalled For Minor House Burning Issue

About 215 of Acer's ASG7200 and ASG7700 units were just recalled by the consumer product safety commission because their internal wiring could get "bent or stripped", causing them to overheat and create a "burn hazard."

Acer themselves reported two instances of this happening, which caused its components and case to melt. MELT. If this is you, hit up the CPSC site to get details on how you can get your unit repaired/exchanged for one that doesn't potentially destroy all your belongings. [CSPC via Engadget]

Share This Story

Get our `newsletter`

DISCUSSION

I had an Acer laptop that turned out to be one of the worst computer purchases I ever made... the thing was constantly overheating and frying internal components. I kept sending it back to them, they kept replacing parts and "fixing" the cooling system, but every time within a couple of months of getting it back the same issue would recur. Finally just dumped it in the recycle bin.

Apparently overheating is not something they've learned much about yet!