Microsoft recalls Surface Pro power cord on overheating fears

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3,
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3,PHOTO: MICROSOFT

SINGAPORE - If you have bought a Microsoft Surface Pro device last year, you may need to get its AC power cord replaced.

Microsoft recently announced that the power cord for certain Microsoft Surface Pro devices is liable to overheat if the cord is wound too tightly or twisted over an extended period of time. This cord, which connects to the Surface Pro's power brick, has a three-pin header that plugs into the electrical outlet.

As a result, the firm is offering affected customers a free cord replacement for each eligible Surface Pro device.

The affected models are the Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and the Surface Pro 3 devices sold before July 15, 2015.

To order the free replacement, go to the Microsoft support website (https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-sg/support/warranty-service-and-rec...).