cellphone burning up while on charger?

posted 2 years ago in Technology
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

WarrenWE:  Not to make you panic – but I would definitely think about replacing your charger. I think there’s something with the voltage that the charger takes in not being converted properly between the outlet and the phone? don’t quote me on that….but, I have watched someone’s charger (a Mac laptop) actually catch on fire. It’s most likely just a faulty charger unit, but I’d definitely get a new one. :/ 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/28/girl-smartphone-fire-pill_n_5626373.html

Its a good thing you noticed it, the article above is about a 13 year old whose phone (also a samsung) actually caught fire under her pillow while she was asleep.  Apparently the user guide for samsung phones says that covering the phone with bedding or soft objects can block air flow and start a fire.  Makes me kind of nervous to keep mine in my pocket now, I try to remember to put it in my purse.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

WarrenWE:  My iPhone has been doing this recently. When it’s charging it’s so hat is actually feels like it’s going to singe my skin. I now won’t keep it in bed with me and definitely won’t charge it while I’m sleeping–I’m afraid it’s going to start a fire! I am thinking about trading in my phone because the charge hasn’t been holding very well anymore. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsMeowton:  my salesperson told me to always take my iphone in before the warranty was up and get a new battery, as this is also a known problem.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

julies1949:  That’s good advice! I’ll look into doing so because something is definitely wrong with this phone!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsMeowton:  She said to just tell them that it won’t hold a charge and they will just give me a new battery.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

WarrenWE:   I don’t know in the US. I live in Canada and  she told me to go to the Apple store.

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