Alternating Orange/Green Blinking LEDSupport


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  1. Brian Rubin

    Brian Rubin Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey y'all, how are ya? On my end, I'm HOT AS HELL. Today has become official the hottest day in Los Angeles on record, breaking 112 degrees in downtown LA.

    I had an errand to run on my lunch break, so I ventured out into the heat and, while in line at the drive thru to get lunch before heading back, I noticed the LED on my EVO slowly blinking orange, then yellow. I looked, and the phone was no longer charging, even though it was plugged in.

    Looking at SystemPanel, my battery was at 118.5 degrees, and it felt a bit hot, but not too much so.

    Upon returning to my office, the phone is now plugged in and the LED is a solid orange.

    Was the alternating blinking LED telling me my phone was overheated? If so, have I damaged my phone? It seems to run fine, thankfully.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     

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  2. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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    It's happened to me a couple times (on the hotter days during the summer in L.A.). When the surrounding temp of the phone is above a certain point, it has a safety cutoff that prevents the phone from overheating.

    You should be fine.
     
  3. Brian Rubin

    Brian Rubin Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cool (I wish), that's a relief. Thanks you kindly!
     
  4. Traceamount

    Traceamount Well-Known Member

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    I take my phone into attics with me 3-4 times a week while working. Im usually up there for 2-6 hours at a time. Very often it reaches over 125-130 degrees and havent had any problems yet. One time at the end of the day, I was taking my "after" pics when I was all done and cleaned up, and it reset on me for no reason. Came right back on though and all has been well. I have never seen the light alternate, personally.
     
  5. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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    It only comes on when you're plugged in. So are you saying you go into attics with the phone plugged into a charger?
     
  6. Traceamount

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    No? I never said I plugged it in while in the attic. I do however bring it from the attic straight to my truck and plug it in when I leave. Its gone through some pretty serious heat and havent had any technical/hardware issues as of yet.
     
  7. drexappeal

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    I know, but the main point is that the warning lights come up due to heat exposure and from what I read in the manual, it's likely a warning for exposure to direct sunlight in a vehicle WHILE the phone is plugged into a charger. That's the only reason I asked about the attic comment.
     

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