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** SHIELD TABLET RECALL!!!!!! **

Discussion in 'Latest News, Deals & Special Offers' started by Gibbo, 31 Jul 2015.

  1. Saundie

    Mobster

    Joined: 9 Oct 2008

    Posts: 2,994

    Location: London, England

    Thanks for the heads-up, Gibbo. Mine is affected by this issue, so I've requested my replacement. It's actually quite convenient for me, as the speakers on mine are knackered and I've been putting off getting it fixed - now I won't have to bother :)
     
  2. Cooper

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,883

    This is why I NEVER leave any kind of mobile device charging without being present.

    I really don't trust any of the flimsy chargers with Lithium batteries
     
  3. pumaz

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Oct 2003

    Posts: 5,659

    Location: Nottingham

    That's a good point and I won't be leaving anything on charge unless I'm home and awake! To think my shield as been on 4 x flights....
     
  4. rxmac

    Hitman

    Joined: 15 Jun 2005

    Posts: 648

    Location: Northants

    Boo mines affected too, never noticed it over heating tbh, still better safe than sorry.
     
  5. Boomstick777

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Jan 2012

    Posts: 11,679

    Location: UK.

    Good job on Nvidia sorting the recall for free.
     
  6. smogsy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Dec 2006

    Posts: 8,271

    Location: @ManCave

    I got my recall,
    you got return the old one that annoying... they just going to change battery & resell..
     
  7. opstrat

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    Joined: 26 Aug 2010

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    Location: glasgow

    on mine it said they would send me a new one and render my old one useless. so don't need to send it back.
     
  8. smogsy

    Sgarrista

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    Location: @ManCave

    did I read it wrong? :p, they sneaked in at the very end

     
  9. opstrat

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Aug 2010

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    Location: glasgow

    hmmm not sure mate, i may have read it too quick. as long as i get my new one first.
     
  10. ShakeNBake

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Feb 2010

    Posts: 1,257

    Location: Surrey, UK

    its not clear at the moment whether or not you have to send your tablet back or not.
    they mention it a bit in the email etc. but then again there is literally no information what so ever as to where you need to post it etc.

    people on the nvidia forums were suggesting you just discard it after you get your new one.
     
  11. bluebeatle

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Dec 2014

    Posts: 141

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Thanks Gibbo. I have checked and mine and it is affected. I have filled out the returns form and will no await my new tablet. Thanks for the heads up. Its only because it was on the forums that I noticed the recall.
     
  12. smogsy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Dec 2006

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    Location: @ManCave

    if its like google it be in the new tablet box a envelope packaging to send it back
     
  13. thebennyboy

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    Joined: 23 Dec 2013

    Posts: 3,453

    Location: North Wales

    They'll probably take them back then refurb them with the newer batteries.
     
  14. jrwagh333

    Soldato

    Joined: 20 Aug 2008

    Posts: 5,422

    And now completely out of stick everywhere... Any news on getting new stock in or if there is going to be a Shield Tablet 2?
     
  15. SGTMASON

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Jul 2013

    Posts: 226

    Location: Aberdeen

    They're not taking them back... Just sending out new ones...
     
  16. thebennyboy

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Dec 2013

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    Location: North Wales

    Oh, i stand corrected. It's not immediately clear from the recall webpage.
     
  17. Metalface Mark

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 15,384

    Location: Paisley

    blimey - thanks for the update Gibbo.
     
  18. rjk

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Aug 2007

    Posts: 25,333

    mine sadly has been recalled.

    the recall page was a doddle to use. the last OTA update just sorts it for you. very smooth.
     
  19. Something Else

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Feb 2012

    Posts: 4,410

    Does anyone know if we receive refurbished units or brand new ones? I don't want to end up with a refurbished one that's in worse cosmetic condition than what I have now as mine is currently as new.
     
  20. Leon Axel

    Gangster

    Joined: 9 Aug 2014

    Posts: 186

    It'll be brand new. Our current Shield's will be deactivated (permanently) once we've powered on our new one's. So the old one will be a glorified paperweight. :D