In an embarrassing incident, a school in East Bridgewater Massachusetts has recalled 1169 Chromebooks after at least three incidents of smoke coming from Lenovo Chromebooks.
According to news reports, after these incidents, the school “made the decision to confiscate the computers to ensure the safety of students, staff and buildings”. Currently these Chromebooks are kept outside the police station.
Reports say that Lenovo N21 and Lenovo N22 Chromebooks were involved in these incidents. The smoke happens because of short-circuiting wires within the computer’s camera apparatus according to school officials. The Chromebook comes with a camera that can be moved.
This indeed is an embarrassing incident for Lenovo and Google. This however is the first and only incidents that I have heard about Chromebooks creating such an issue. Hopefully, Lenovo will figure this out and fix the issue soon!