Nexus 7 :Melts down on Overheating

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

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    Never had any issues with my N7 but I guess I'll keep an eye out.
     
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    Whoops ..
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Renzatic

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

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    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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