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NVIDIA Recalls Shield Tablets Amid Fire Hazard

News by Luke Jones on Friday July 31, 2015.

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We sniff a PR disaster. NVIDIA has opened a voluntary recall of every single Shield Tablet that has been purchased in the last 12 months due to a safety issue. The battery used inside the slate can apparently overheat enough that it becomes a fire hazard, making the overheating issues of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 seem tame in comparison.

If you don't want your hands or house to burn in a fiery eruption, NVIDIA is saying you should stop using your Shield tablet period, send it back and file for a replacement... even if you have never experienced any excess heat. You can find out whether you are able to send your device back or not by heading to seeing if your unit has the latest software, Settings > About tablet > System Updates. If it does, head to Settings > About tablet > Status and see if your device says "Y01" this means you need to replace it... B01 means the device is fine.

We probably don't need to say just how much money it will cost NVIDIA to recall all of its gaming oriented tablets, but we will anyway. It?s a lot.

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