Remote Combusted (Photos too)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by HelixOmnimedia, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. HelixOmnimedia
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    Hey,

    Used my AppleTV last night like any other night, turned the ATV off, and left the control down. Got up this morning and discovered it had combusted overnight.
     

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    Oh wow...*Moves iMac Remote to other side of room*
     
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    How does a tiny remote with a 3V battery combust ?
     
  4. Darth.Titan
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    More likely the battery combusted. That sucks though.
     
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    iSight camera.
     
  8. HelixOmnimedia
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    Yes took it with the iSight camera in my MacBook, should look for that setting that flips it after taking.

    Yeah it was the original battery.

    Oh well, won't be buying a new one yet, I'll see how the Remote App works with my iPod Touch... talk about perfect timing.
     
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    Take it to the Apple store. Make them replace it.
     
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    Remote app on the ATV is great I love it.
     
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    Omg

    Wow, I think i will make sure my remotes are near anything that can catch alight, I either use my iphone or I havge a logitech touchscreen remote that does everything, works great with the apple TV if you are looking to replace it.
     
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    Just lucky you didn't have it in your pants. Or in your bed.
     
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    I call BS. There's no way the tiny battery in the Apple remote could cause that damage, even if it did combust. Why? It's in the bottom end of the remote, and there's nothing particularly flamable in there to carry flames quickly to the top end before the fire burnt out from lack of oxygen.
     
  15. Cave Man
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    It's not from flames. It's the manganese dioxide from the battery.
     
  16. ibglowin
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    I call short circuit

    In the circuit board around the button. Direct short leading to a complete battery drain and melting due to the extreme heat.
     

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