1. odd1ne's Avatar
    Its not my nexus though but just read this story on the net, pretty dodgy never seem anything like it....


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    11-11-2012 03:52 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    From what I've read about this incident, it may be that the local electrical infrastructure may have been more to blame than any hardware problem. This happened somewhere in China, and it's quite possible that the overheating could have been caused by a power surge. Hard to know for sure, but what'll be interesting to see is if this starts to crop up in the US.
    11-11-2012 03:58 AM
  3. retsaw's Avatar
    Almost every popular device that uses a li-ion battery has spontaneous combustion stories. Li-ion batteries can overheat and catch fire if they aren't treated properly. Maybe it was due to a fault from manufacturing, or maybe the owner did something that aren't admitting, like drop it in water and it is a delayed result of the water damage or used a dodgy third-party charger. I doubt we'll find out the cause of this incident. But in any case there have been millions of Nexus 7s sold and so far only one incidence of a battery catching fire, so statistically the risk of this happening to your one is still too low to worry about, there is far more risk of being involved in a car accident than your Nexus 7 spontaneously combusting.

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    11-11-2012 05:38 AM
  4. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    These kinds of things are always fun to look at and speculate about. But a single meltdown of dubious origin does not a scandal make. (Which is why we don't put these on the front page anymore.)
    ChromeJob likes this.
    11-11-2012 06:06 AM
  5. YAYTech's Avatar

    Ok, not really.
    11-12-2012 10:50 AM
  6. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    So that's where your avatar comes from.
    11-12-2012 11:19 AM

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