November 8th, 2012, 06:03 AM
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Phone WON'T Charge. Just Smells Like it's ON FIRE.
I've been having problems for the last week or so (really bad) with my charger(s). I had 2. One I used in my house, the other i kept in my car. The one for my house gave out first. A couple of months ago i started notiing when i charged my phone, it would get REALLY hot. Then that charger just stopped working. I thought it was maybe because there was some dirt or fuzz in the harging port, so u leaned it with some compressed air, that worked for a couple days with the charger from my car, but eventually the charging relapsed. I read a couple posts saying to use a little rubbing alcohol and a soft bristle tooth brush, it worked like a charm. but only temporarily.
I used my brother's charger all day, then tonight I tried my old one, and it didnt work, it just started making this sizzling noise and it smelled like my phone was burning. when i unplugged the charger the harging port and the charger both smelled like an electrical fire. and the charger looked charred. Not I cant get it to work with any harger for longer than 2 minutes.
I really dont want to have to buy a new phone, and i know that's what they're going to tell me to do if i go talk to someone at the tmobile store.
can anyone help?
I dont think it's safe to keep using the "how to charge your phone without a charger" method for a long period of time.
PS. another strange thing is my phone randomly started turning itself on and off it will turn on when i plug it in after it dies them immediately turn off and bak on