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    Just got the phone and near the sim card area it gets at some points very hot yet the battery scans say that it is normal temperature for the phone. (What it reads is 95 degrees Fahrenheit, highest it has gotten and stayed is 97 degrees Fahrenheit for around an hour.) Keep this in mind, I have NO games on the cellphone and am just doing light browsing on Chrome). Also it won't stop saying authentication error when I attempt to update the PRL, I don't know what to do. Is this temperature normal for the phone and whoever has owned the phone, did you have to deal with the heat or is it normal for this phone.

    I purchased it from a man who said it always got hot near the Sim card area ever since he purchased it and thought it was normal, i obviously think it is not.
    07-18-2018 05:19 PM
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    Just got the phone and near the sim card area it gets at some points very hot
    Some people consider anything warmer than the table to be "hot", others don't call it hot until it's almost hot enough to burn you.

    Keep this in mind, I have NO games on the cellphone
    That wouldn't make any difference. "Having" doesn't draw current, "running" does. You could have 20 really intensive games installed, but they wouldn't be doing anything.

    Also it won't stop saying authentication error when I attempt to update the PRL
    Is it a CDMA (Verizon, Sprint) phone? If not, there's no PRL in it, and dialing something like *228 is an error.

    I purchased it from a man who said it always got hot near the Sim card area ever since he purchased it and thought it was normal, i obviously think it is not.
    That's the problem - you bought it from a private party and he told you it got hot. If it was new, I'd suggest returning it immediately, but you can't do that with a private seller. (And it's more than a year old.)

    Also, depending on where you're using it (neither model - N or DS - will work in most of the US on any carrier) if it's constantly searching for a signal, that would cause it to run warm.
    07-19-2018 02:12 PM

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