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    Default Samsung Galaxy S3 Overheat

    Hi all, yesterday I charged my S3 and woke up this morning and noticed that it was off and when I turned it didn't came on. When I plugged it for charging the lower bottom of the phone heated up very fast and right now is very hot, I tried to charge it with the original battery and heated up very fast and charged from nothing to just a 3% and replaced it with a replacement battery that I bought and had and the same happened the lower bottom of the S3 heated up a lot or I would say too much but its charging normally and still very very hot...what could it be???
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Overheat

    Welcome to the forums!

    It's not a good sign that the phone is getting hot merely by charging.
    Have you tried turning the phone completely off and charging it that way? Does the phone get hot when you're doing that?

    I don't suppose you have access to an external battery charger? I'd be interested in knowing if the phone operates at a normal temperature if the battery is already charged. If so, there may be something wrong with the charging circuit.

    You could try cleaning the battery contacts in the phone and on the battery itself - use the eraser from a pencil to rub the contacts, then wipe off any eraser residue with a clean cloth.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Overheat

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    Welcome to the forums!

    It's not a good sign that the phone is getting hot merely by charging.
    Have you tried turning the phone completely off and charging it that way? Does the phone get hot when you're doing that?

    I don't suppose you have access to an external battery charger? I'd be interested in knowing if the phone operates at a normal temperature if the battery is already charged. If so, there may be something wrong with the charging circuit.

    You could try cleaning the battery contacts in the phone and on the battery itself - use the eraser from a pencil to rub the contacts, then wipe off any eraser residue with a clean cloth.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    Hi and thank you!....yes I tried to charge it with the phone completely off, it charges very slowly and still get very hot. I went to the technicians at an ATT source and they changed the battery and did a factory reset and update....and the phone still gets very very hot even without being charged now, they had a battery that they use for testing and it had some charge and the phone still got hot even with that battery and even with a replacement battery that I have.
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    Default Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 Overheat

    Sorry, your phone is toast (no pun intended). Time for a warranty replacement or repair.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk

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