iPhone melted

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chanl, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. chanl macrumors member

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    Today is a sad day..... The headphone jack to my iPhone 6 plus melted closed today and I have no idea how. With a case on it!!!!! Can't get the plug to go back in now. Off to the Apple Store in the morning.
     
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Was the phone near a heat source like a stove or something?

    Yep, anyway to get a picture?
     
  3. uchosen macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, c'mon, need pics so we can create a new stupid "GATE" thread.
     
  4. jayf macrumors member

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    Headphonejackmeltinthecasewontgobackingate?

    Not understanding why people want to be tethered to their phones when you can buy bluetooth headphones from Amazon for under 20 bucks.
     
  5. cynics macrumors G4

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    Oh thats an easy question, because they suck. :)
     
  6. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Sound quality
     
  7. dominiongamma macrumors 65816

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    Meltgate is the only thing I could think of besides heatgate;)
     
  8. big samm macrumors 65816

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    i hate when people post problems like this without a damn picture :mad:
    Anyways hope they exchanged for you!
     
  9. chanl thread starter macrumors member

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    Pic included guys. Sorry the quality is ****** I couldn't take a great picture of my iPhone 6 without my iPhone 6 lol
     

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  11. McPc macrumors 6502

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    You weren't listening the the U2 album by chance? ;)
     
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  13. chanl thread starter macrumors member

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    Headed there in an hour.
     
  14. jayf macrumors member

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    true enough..
     
  15. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Too bad the OP didn't tell us what music he/she was listening to, because we would all have fun with that. :D
     
  16. Lachhh macrumors regular

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    I can fully understand why a headphone jack would bail out under these circumstances.
     
  17. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    #19
    I think you meant to say HellsGate
     
  18. Daniel3102 macrumors 6502

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    Ummm why are the icons facing the wrong way?
     
  19. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    On the iPhone 6 plus the home screen can go always just like an iPad would :)
     
  20. IdealTech macrumors member

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    While I'm no expert in this field, it takes an extreme amount of heat to "melt" aluminum or even to make it malleable to that degree. 660 degrees Celsius for pure aluminum according to Wikipedia.

    The phone would've turned itself off to prevent damage way before you reached that temperature threshold.

    On another note, if your phone was near a heat source or even an open flame, it would've been very difficult to damage/deform ONLY the headphone jack area.

    That's weird dude. :confused:

    What did the Apple store say?
     
  21. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    I imagine it was the rubber or plastic around the male end of the headphone jack that actually melted. Still scary to think that something can happen in an area where very little energy should be being transferred.:eek:
     
  22. IdealTech macrumors member

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    If I'm understanding you correctly, you're saying that the plastic from the male headphone jack melted onto the iPhone's 6's jack? If so, I don't think that's the case.

    While the image OP posted isn't very clear, it does seem like the surrounding aluminum around the jack is deformed which is very weird.
     
  23. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    Hard to tell from the quality of the image. But it could be residue from the headphones, or what I think, the gold finish was melted by the melting of the headphones.
     

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