09-07-2016 06:51 AM
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  1. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    So, Zack from JerryRigEverything (the same guy that made the GG5 scratch video) recently published a video outlining the possible reasons why the battery on some Notes explode.

    They range from failure of the voltage chip to metal impurities in the battery itself.



    Check it out if you can as there's quite a bit of good info.
    09-04-2016 04:41 AM
  2. wricu01's Avatar
    Watching the news lastnight and sure enough In a town not to far from me galaxy note 7 burnt battery

    This is getting more real for me definitely going to de swapping my phone
    French likes this.
    09-04-2016 06:18 AM
  3. French's Avatar
    I was originally thinking if it ain't broke... Well I've now been convinced/swayed that exchanging is the right thing to do. A hassle yes... But peace of mind and of course safety should come first.
    09-04-2016 06:32 AM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I was originally thinking if it ain't broke... Well I've now been convinced/swayed that exchanging is the right thing to do. A hassle yes... But peace of mind and of course safety should come first.
    This is the very reason they recalled all of them. If they could tell which ones were at risk or tell you what symptoms to look for they would have.

    Just the fact that they are recalling ALL of them and not certain ones, speaks volumes. Recalling phones that aren't necessary to recall would be a very bad move business wise. We may never hear from their mouth how widespread or serious this issue really is. I firmly believe their actions in this tell us how serious this is.
    09-04-2016 06:40 AM
  5. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    These phones are all ticking time bombs. They all have a design fault that goes beyond the battery. They are missing voltage protection that wouldn't allow a faulty battery to overheat and catch fire. Every day more reports will surface as long as these phones are allowed to to be used. Samsung wouldn't be recalling them all for a few bad batteries.
    09-04-2016 06:47 AM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I've heard a lot of talk, since all this started, about impurities. Of course nothing official, but if that is the case I could see how that could affect just some in a batch. Especially if impurities entered during production and not before and happened more than once or they couldn't identify how they got in there.
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    09-04-2016 07:04 AM
  7. spasell's Avatar
    I have been monitoring my phone when on the Samsung Wireless Charger that I just got. Nothing out of the ordinary going on.

    Something I observed. I was at about 50% battery when I put it on the charger. I use my wireless charger as a clock nightstand.

    I checked it every 5% change and noticed it got very warm. I took off the Carbon Fiber Caseology case (thanks Flossy for the excellent recommend on that one) and left it naked on the charger.

    Checked it at about 75% and it was very warm. Started getting a little nervous so I watched it while watching Mr Robot.

    Stayed warm, very very warm all the way up to 100%. I was going to take it off the charger but left it for about 15 minutes after it was at 100% and noticed something strange.

    When I picked it up it was literally almost cool. No heat at all. Almost like when it reaches 100% the charger will stop actually charging. Maybe it comes back on if the phone starts losing a charge again.
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    09-04-2016 07:10 AM
  8. Dubss's Avatar
    Hey so basically Samsung doesn't have any idea of what phones are affected? I'm thinking they all have defective parts that could potentially burn up but it's random so for me my phone stays off at night till I get this fixed I'm not setting my house on fire for thus dam note 7. And as you know all the iPhone fans are eating this s*** up Samsung is making us look bad right now
    09-04-2016 07:16 AM
  9. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    OP, do you have a link?
    09-04-2016 07:18 AM
  10. jj2339's Avatar
    OP, so you have a link?
    Google is your friend

    https://www.google.com/amp/boston.cb...?client=safari
    09-04-2016 07:24 AM
  11. debdroid1a's Avatar
    In the above link, click "view full site" and the video of the news report is on it.
    09-04-2016 07:26 AM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    OP, so you have a link?
    Here

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/09/0...odes-winthrop/
    09-04-2016 07:27 AM
  13. donm527's Avatar
    Now you know why Samsung was quick to act... nip it in the bud with 30 reports before 300 if left longer. :/

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    09-04-2016 07:31 AM
  14. vmmatty's Avatar
    The phone in that article looks like an S7 Active doesn't it?
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    09-04-2016 07:33 AM
  15. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I've heard a lot of talk, since all this started, about impurities. Of course nothing official, but if that is the case I could see how that could affect just some in a batch. Especially if impurities entered during production and not before and happened more than once or they couldn't identify how they got in there.
    That might be likely, especially since there's one case where it blew up while it wasn't charging.
    Kelly Kearns likes this.
    09-04-2016 07:33 AM
  16. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    The phone in that article looks like an S7 Active doesn't it?
    Yes, my thoughts exactly. Suspicious report.

    Oh, before someone accuses me of being a shill, I'm simply being wary of people trying to take advantage of this issue for their 15 seconds of fame.
    Viscomi4444 likes this.
    09-04-2016 07:35 AM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The phone in that article looks like an S7 Active doesn't it?
    I haven't seen the Active, but it does have 3 physical buttons in that picture. They also could be using some stock picture.
    09-04-2016 07:35 AM
  18. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Thats an active. So now do i need to worry about my Active also???




    Edit: Its an S6 Active

    09-04-2016 07:37 AM
  19. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    I haven't seen the Active, but it does have 3 physical buttons in that picture. They also could be using some stock picture.
    It says "Image from Action Ambulance Service"

    reports like these should provide direct proof.
    09-04-2016 07:37 AM
  20. donm527's Avatar
    It looks like one of those full cover waterproof cases... forgot manufacturer that makes it for iPhone. I didn't think active buttons looked like that.

    Oh boy... now people will think all galaxy S series go boom!

    Thats an active. So now do i need to worry about my Active also???

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...fad5abdae2.jpg


    Edit: Its an S6 Active

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...8cb30e8fb0.jpg
    09-04-2016 07:41 AM
  21. TylerLV76's Avatar
    You can see in the 2nd picture its definitely an S6 Active. So glad the news crew verified their information before doing a story on it.
    09-04-2016 07:44 AM
  22. debdroid1a's Avatar
    It says "Image from Action Ambulance Service"

    reports like these should provide direct proof.
    The guys phone that blew up worked for an ambulance service.
    09-04-2016 07:45 AM
  23. climb's Avatar
    Very good information from Zach. This and the phone frying in Massachusetts make this all too real.

    My beautiful black Note 7 has been performing flawlessly. Several times the back of the phone has become noticeably hot during charging, but I'm not sure I would have given this much thought unless the recall was announced or it kept happening.

    Samsung has handled this situation wonderfully from a business, legal and ethical perspective.

    Not happy about it all but my opinion for Sammy is stronger because of it - corporate character is best displayed under adversity and on this count Sammy gets my vote.

    Can't wait for my next new Note 7
    09-04-2016 07:45 AM
  24. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    You can see in the 2nd picture its definitely an S6 Active. So glad the news crew verified their information before doing a story on it.
    "Everyone will get their 15 minutes of fame." - Andy Warhol
    09-04-2016 07:45 AM
  25. debdroid1a's Avatar
    You can see in the 2nd picture its definitely an S6 Active. So glad the news crew verified their information before doing a story on it.
    I think it's also the user. Most users have no clue. They buy a Samsung and they're all the same phones.
    09-04-2016 07:46 AM
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