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  1. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    Aside from this report, and the one a week or two ago from China, have there been any other similar reports?

    I know the one from China was questionable so I'm wondering about the details of this isolated situation. Folks have reported a bit about the phone feeling overheated, but nothing like with the first batch of N7's where phones have blown. I suppose we'll find out more details in the coming days about this case.
    Not really, this one seems questionable too.
    10-05-2016 04:54 PM
  2. rushmore's Avatar
    What about E-cigs? Those can burn on planes. Where is the hoopla? A lot more of those than Note 7s.

    Ditto for all the cheap tablets, etc. Perspective shalt notteth get in the wayeth of rash conclusions and hysteria.
    From A Buick 8 likes this.
    10-05-2016 04:54 PM
  3. dstrauss's Avatar
    Okay, so no other phone has ever had any issues on a phone? The debate is if it was a replacement phone, there are still possibly issues. If it wasn't a replacement phone, it changes a lot of things.
    My question is if it was a newer replacement phone, why was it already powered off upon boarding unless he thought there might be an issue?
    Maybe he was being cautious in case anyone questioned him? Who knows for sure?
    You can't compare random one-off cell phone fires in the past to a known over 100 incidenrts of fires in a specific manufacturer's model. My point is the Note 7 BRAND is tainted, and the airlines are going to be put to a severe test on whether they will even allow any Note 7 on board unless they visually inspect each one, insures it has a green battery (heaven help us if folks start hacking that), and we all pray he is lying and this was not a replacement phone.

    It doesn't matter one iota whether it was a replacement phone or not...if you are an airline, do you want to be accused of making an "economic decision" on risk vs ticket revenue in letting these on board? How did that work out for Ford and the Pinto gas tank fires (and choosing not to add that protective donut)?
    10-05-2016 05:00 PM
  4. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    Aside from this report, and the one a week or two ago from China, have there been any other similar reports?

    I know the one from China was questionable so I'm wondering about the details of this isolated situation. Folks have reported a bit about the phone feeling overheated, but nothing like with the first batch of N7's where phones have blown. I suppose we'll find out more details in the coming days about this case.
    Samsung investigated that case and said that the heat was an external source so it wasn't the battery, more like a cooking hot plate or something.
    10-05-2016 05:01 PM
  5. dstrauss's Avatar
    OK - I can tell I'm not making myself clear around here - so I'll just move on. But please remember one simple fact - it was a Note 7 on fire inside an airplane shortly before takeoff - that Board at Southwest is thanking the good lord that they dodged a bullet and did not have to deal with this at 32,000' with panicking passengers.

    This is not going to turn out well for Samsung even if the guy intentionally did this...
    rusty502 likes this.
    10-05-2016 05:06 PM
  6. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    Let's get real here folks - it frankly doesn't make any difference whether it was a replacement or not; whether he lied or not; whether he abused it or not; whether he used the wrong charger or not - the real issue is that a fire occurred on an airplane (thank god while still on the ground) - and it WAS A NOTE 7! How do the airlines take ANY risk and allow Note 7's on the planes? You can say that is absurd and a knee jerk reaction, but do you want to be corporate counsel and tell the board of Southwest we should err on the side of accommodating Note 7 users vs. the other 150 passengers on the 737?

    Really?
    An iPhone 6 caught fire on a plane to Hawaii back in March, another iPhone recently caught on fire in a guys back pocket and there are other reports of iPhone's catching on fire as well... you would have to ban all phones as they all contain the problematic component which is the lithium ion battery. I just don't see that happening.
    10-05-2016 05:08 PM
  7. rushmore's Avatar
    OK - I can tell I'm not making myself clear around here - so I'll just move on. But please remember one simple fact - it was a Note 7 on fire inside an airplane shortly before takeoff - that Board at Southwest is thanking the good lord that they dodged a bullet and did not have to deal with this at 32,000' with panicking passengers.

    This is not going to turn out well for Samsung even if the guy intentionally did this...
    This is not the first electronic device to do this on a plane. An iPhone was in the air. Where is the same standard for other devices? Seems a profound double standard.
    10-05-2016 05:09 PM
  8. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Let's get real here folks - it frankly doesn't make any difference whether it was a replacement or not; whether he lied or not; whether he abused it or not; whether he used the wrong charger or not - the real issue is that a fire occurred on an airplane (thank god while still on the ground) - and it WAS A NOTE 7! How do the airlines take ANY risk and allow Note 7's on the planes? You can say that is absurd and a knee jerk reaction, but do you want to be corporate counsel and tell the board of Southwest we should err on the side of accommodating Note 7 users vs. the other 150 passengers on the 737?

    Really?
    Right. Nothing else matters except this was a Note 7.
    10-05-2016 05:17 PM
  9. omgitselaine's Avatar
    ..... This isn't Jeep Guy, is it?? Perhaps flying back to Florida......
    That explains everything !!!

    10-05-2016 05:21 PM
  10. dsignori's Avatar
    Right. Nothing else matters except this was a Note 7.
    Well, yes and no.

    Nothing else may matter to the airlines, and that is bad for all of us. However for the rest of us, other things matter (like if it actually WAS a replacement), for a ton of reasons. If this was a replacement, then all possibilities are open - who knows where it could go from here...
    10-05-2016 05:23 PM
  11. rushmore's Avatar
    Right. Nothing else matters except this was a Note 7.
    Yep. All other devices: Ecigs, Readers, tablets, cheap phones, charge packs and especially iPhones get a pass. Makes perfect unsense
    10-05-2016 05:25 PM
  12. jsk0703's Avatar
    Just hope this was isolated or some odd defect. Not worried necessarily at this point but my N7 is my only phone and I rely on it heavily. Shutting it off on a flight isn't a problem but if it gets perma banned on flights I'll be up the creek and looking for a new phone.
    10-05-2016 05:30 PM
  13. Blues Fan's Avatar
    I have teh S7 edge now. Would it be a good idea to wait on buying another Note 7 now after this?
    10-05-2016 05:41 PM
  14. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    Just saw the guy on nbc news, don't think he is lying. Not good for future travel plans.
    10-05-2016 05:50 PM
  15. debdroid1a's Avatar
    I have teh S7 edge now. Would it be a good idea to wait on buying another Note 7 now after this?
    Can regular, non techie people tell it's an edge and not a Note? So if you fly, would an attendant who has an iphone, know?

    If you're asking is it safe? I don't know. Any phone could catch fire.
    10-05-2016 05:50 PM
  16. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    Can we please quit using the word "explodes" Nothing is exploding.
    Agreed...i took issue with the term "explodes" also during the 1st round of forum threads of the 1st batch of Note 7's battery issues and all i got were a sea of replies stating, "that's the correct term for a faulty battery" so i was outnumbered and dropped the issue. But i totally agree, when i think of an "explosion" i think of shards of metal/glass & fireballs... However, a month later, i suppose whether it "explodes" or is "simply possessed by a demon", either way, the Note 7 line is doomed...

    i passed on the Note 7 due to high price, reports of easily scratching & lack of color choices, but it still makes me kinda sad : (

    BTC

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    10-05-2016 06:05 PM
  17. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    Can regular, non techie people tell it's an edge and not a Note? So if you fly, would an attendant who has an iphone, know?

    If you're asking is it safe? I don't know. Any phone could catch fire.
    They would only have to be instructed to look at the bottom to see if there is an S-pen, would only take a second.
    jamesrick80 likes this.
    10-05-2016 06:06 PM
  18. dadsterflip's Avatar
    Just curious. If you knew about the recall and didn't do anything about it. Catches on fire on a big plane.. Would you admit to it being the recalled device? Or lie and say you did get the new device. ?
    10-05-2016 06:17 PM
  19. chyeo1979's Avatar
    True or not, this news seem like the final nail into Note 7's coffin
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    10-05-2016 06:21 PM
  20. ibcop's Avatar
    No official confirmation this was a replacement Note 7. At least I haven't seen anything to the contrary.
    10-05-2016 06:23 PM
  21. dadsterflip's Avatar
    No official confirmation this was a replacement Note 7. At least I haven't seen anything to the contrary.
    If I was that guy. I would print that copy of the replacement receipt and show it.
    10-05-2016 06:25 PM
  22. sandra_17's Avatar
    They would only have to be instructed to look at the bottom to see if there is an S-pen, would only take a second.
    I haven't flown since 2010. My daughter is taking me on a "surprise" trip Fri-Sun. I was considering bringing my Note 5 just in case anyone gives me a problem (no idea which airline), even after showing them the green battery indicator.

    So if they see the tip of that S-Pen, it's a Note 7 by default?? My husband has my Note 4 and my Mom has my Note 3. All have S-Pens in plain sight.

    They'll have to do better than that.
    10-05-2016 06:26 PM
  23. jsgiv's Avatar
    No official confirmation this was a replacement Note 7. At least I haven't seen anything to the contrary.
    The article on the verge has pics of the replacement box as well as they've verified the imei is reporting as green via the Samsung validation site.

    CPSC is stepping in as well...

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/5/13...ion-regulators
    10-05-2016 06:27 PM
  24. ibcop's Avatar
    If I was that guy. I would print that copy of the replacement receipt and show it.
    That's just it.....don't know if it is pre-recall or post recall.
    10-05-2016 06:28 PM
  25. Lethal1148's Avatar
    This does not bode well for the phone. IF this is a legit report (which as others have pointed out, the timeline is way too fast), I think we would need a few more replacement N7s melting down to taint the name beyond repair. I really hope this isn't the case. This phone is awesome.
    E Padilla likes this.
    10-05-2016 06:31 PM
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