Nexus 7 :Melts down on Overheating

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by steviewhy, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011

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    macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Never had any issues with my N7 but I guess I'll keep an eye out.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Aug 13, 2011
    Whoops ..
  4. macrumors G3


    Holy crap, that's not overheating, that's straight up combusting. How does something like that happen?

    edit: read the article (yeah, I should've done that before I commented). That happened just from letting it charge for 3 hours? Scary stuff.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    The only part that could get that hot is the battery. I have a nexus 7 and it runs considerably cooler than the last 3 phones I have had.

    Regarding the photo/story.... be careful... (Samsung) busted a guy about a year ago who claimed that his phone had melted. It turns out that the guy had put in in the microwave and tried to make an insurance claim on it. I think this was in the UK?
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    I actually just read that article about the microwave incident myself. In any case, my Nexus 7 is running beauty. It was more just a heads up. It's probably an isolated incident, since any equipment can malfunction at some point.

    For myself, I'll just not let mine charge unattended until I see more about where this story goes.
  7. macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    That only happens when you have a defective battery. Remember several years ago when Sony batteries were exploding in laptops? I'm sure ASUS will investigate it. Typically a battery will do that when there's a short inside the battery.
  8. macrumors 604


    Jan 8, 2012
    This happens on occasion to a lot of devices. There's been reports of many phones doing it including the iPhone. First time I've seen it on a tablet though. I guess the bigger the battery the bigger the damage, yikes.
  9. macrumors G3


    ...I'm never gonna sit my iPad in my lap again. :eek:
  10. macrumors 604


    Jan 8, 2012
    I never heard of it happening with an iPad, but a few times with iPhones while they are in someone's pocket. I've heard Apple replaces these pretty quick with no/little charge to the customer.
  11. macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2010
    I leave my phone charging over night since forever with no issues and this happened after only 3 hours? Not buying it. Faulty battery or something isn't being told.

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