[Poll] Another Note 7 Explosion Destroys Jeep

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Suckfest 9001, Sep 8, 2016.

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Did you send back your Note 7 for the recall?

  1. Yes, and I got a replacement device

    9.4%
  2. No, but I will

    18.8%
  3. No, this problem doesn't bug me

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Don't have a Note 7

    71.9%
  1. Suckfest 9001 macrumors 65816

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    #1
    http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/us-world-news/203370813-story

    Seems to be legit; the source of the fire is nowhere near the engine bay, but inside the cabin.

    This is why people need to take advantage of Samsung's honesty in issuing a recall instead of going "meh." Sure, chances are low, but it's still possible.
     
  2. Tsepz macrumors 68000

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    What gets me is there are countless people ignoring the recall on purpose, it's incredibly irresponsible of them, and they will learn the hard way, hopefully not at the cost of anyone's life.

    I get the feeling every single one of those Note 7s with SDI batteries will explode at some point, the amount of cases being reported seems to be growing fast.
     
  3. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    I doubt that, it was probably just a small batch of bad batteries, otherwise you would see waaaay more cases by now. But regardless of that people should definitely be swapping out their devices. I think people just dont want to get a temp phone, set up all of their stuff just to start over again when the new Note 7s come in. This is my situation, I will be the first at best buy as soon as I get that email that stock is in, but for now I'm ok with the note 7... make sure I use samsung's charger only, and sometimes I monitor it as its charging and I have never felt it get hot.
     
  4. MacBAir macrumors member

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    This is actually great. Taking out Jeeps must be the only useful feature of the Note compared with any other flagship. Now to other SUVs...
     
  5. soulreaver99 macrumors 68020

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    I think in this situation, the Jeep is at fault here.
     
  6. jamezr macrumors G4

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    They were probably charging it wrong.....
     
  7. MacBAir macrumors member

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    Nah, I read about this. He was putting the Jeep backwards in his garage, and the whole house broke.

    Now it exploded.

    #qualitycontrol #cheap #theyareantiappleandwillbuyanythingwereleaseanyway
     
  8. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Yeah...Samsung's response is a little different huh?

     
  9. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Best solution is to get this for the Note 5 or previous as you'll get most of the benefits of Note 7 plus iPhone 7.

    http://appleplugs.com/

    [​IMG]
     
  10. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Seriously, if anyone thinks Samsung is going to allow any of the carriers to deny people a replacement or for those people who purchased their Note 7's through places like Swappa or Ebay to get one, they're crazy. They would be opening themselves up repeatedly to litigation. Right now Samsung has a room of lawyers doing everything they can to minimize their liability. Even those people who already cracked their screen, I'm sure they're not gonna deny them a new phone.
     
  11. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I like how on the Android forums, people always have to suggest that Apple was involved in this somehow. Yes, Apple made the phone burn up to make sure people would want to buy an iPhone.
     
  12. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    LOL. Agree. It is a Jeep Grand Cherokee after all. I'm guessing the owner of the Jeep got so tired of fixing it, he set it on fire and then had a convenient excuse with the Note 7 on how it burned up.
     
  13. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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  14. ceva321 macrumors 6502

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    Of course, he has a 10 year old truck, this happened in FLORIDUH, need I say more? It's a scam by this guy to try get a new truck and phone. People are so gullible.

    It's an insurance scam.
     
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    I'm ignoring it at the moment because my note 7 was manufactured in China (supposedly good battery).
     
  17. Sevanw macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, can't wait till the investigation shows its a scam. Sorry, this one is a little to unbelievable, same goes for Mr. My Garage blew up.
     
  18. Suckfest 9001 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    but but i like samsung, this must be a scam guise

    Bet you wouldn't say that if it were Apple :rolleyes:
     
  19. mi7chy, Sep 8, 2016
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    mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    It does sound highly suspicious though. He's quick to blame it on the recall so he was aware but decided not only to keep using it but also left it charging unattended in the car. Plus, who leaves a new $850 phone unattended in a car? That's asking for theft so he won't be able to exchange it. Also, Google search shows his business web site offline, BBB has a note that it's no longer in business and telephone out of order. All top search hits so it seems someone has already started investigating.
     
  20. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Or maybe Jeep owes him a new Note 7. :p

    But seriously, if he is running a con game, then he is most likely going to be in huge legal trouble.
     
  21. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

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    When a company big as Samsung decides to recall a very expensive device at very large numbers, then you simply know you have to bring back your phone.

    'My phone probably won't fire up...' -> mark that bolded word. Probably? Maybe?
    Well, it costs you nothing to return the device for a new Note 7, or to get all of your money back. Your choice. Samsung has done right here, so why not use it? They are not idiots, they know what's wrong and they obviously don't want to risk it.

    So why do some people want to risk it? Beats me. Return your device, pick up a replacement later on. And enjoy it. I doubt that replacement will have these issues, and by keeping your phone you simply risk too much.
     
  22. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    There are actually some end user reports here and on XDA of that already happening. Samsung and carriers have told some customers told they have to return device to original reseller / owner and they must return the item for a replacement. Which is simply not going to happen with likes of swappa or folks buying import devices from 3rd party marketplaces / sellers.
     
  23. BoxerGT2.5, Sep 9, 2016
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    I wouldn't bother dealing with the carriers, they are the middle man in all of this. I'd be on the phone with Samsung directly. There isn't a lawyer on the planet who wouldn't tell Samsung if they have the opportunity to get one more of these things off the street and avoid possible liability to not do so. If Samsung is denying people, they're dumber than **** and deserve every lawsuit that hits them.
     
  24. MRU, Sep 9, 2016
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    MRU macrumors demi-god

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    The problem is with Samsung unlike Apple is that they aren't great at handling international warranty and whereas if I imported an iPhone from USA and it went array, Apple would have no issue fixing it. If you import a Samsung device from outside your territory they will usually tell you that you need to deal with Samsung in that territory or with the seller. They don't seem to honour international warranties unless you are lucky.

    So whilst I totally agree with you, they should take them back without question, I imagine this ridiculous bureaucratic warranty process will prevent some from being able to.
     
  25. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    Actually some are doing it on Purpose one college kid on Twitter or Youtube Got Samsung To Replace His MacBook Pro or pay for it because his Note 7 exploded and Damaged the MacBook Pro

    Soon people will be deliberately claiming damage on Purpose to have Samsung pay for damaged items
     

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