My Nexus One is Over HeatingSupport


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  1. sarashah

    sarashah Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm having a problem with my nexus one, over heating. I've had this phone three months and now the phone gets soo hot it hurts my hand. The phone seems to get hot when charging even though I'm not touching the phone. I would like to know if there is going to be an update to fix or should i return it. Please help!!
     

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  2. gerryk

    gerryk Well-Known Member

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    Not aware of this being a known defect, I'd say return it.
    They do get very warm when charging, but I wouldn't ever describe it as hot, and certainly not uncomfortably so.
     
  3. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Where is it getting hot? The top or bottom? Sounds like you should exchange it for another one. My phone gets warm everyonce in a while when I am using CPU intensive apps but never hot enough that I can't hold.
     
  4. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

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    sarashah, does it only get really hot when you charge and around where the battery is? Do you know how hot it gets? When my phone charges it has gone to 40 degrees Celcius before. Last night the hottest was 38 degrees. If I'm using the phone while it's charging...then I'd say it gets beyond 45 degrees though it never reached 50 degrees. Right now, listening to music, it is at 34 degrees. The battery tempurature is usually below 25 degrees when not in used.

    If it goes beyond 40 degrees if you're using the phone, then I think the CPU is being over extended. If it only gets hot when you charge your phone, I say that is pretty normal. I'm pretty sure all phones get hotter when you charge it.
     
  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    The hottest my N1 gets is while I've got it in the car, plugged in and using GPS and 3G together, but even on a hot day, it never gets "too hot to hold". It does get quite warm, though.
     
  6. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

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    My phone is at its hottest under this scenario, which is quite hot.
     
  7. cr0wnest

    cr0wnest Well-Known Member

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    My phone never gets hot unless charging or when playing games/running apps for long time/using a lot of internet. If it continues to remain hot even after ive shut my apps and lock the phone, it either means an app has gone rogue (Still running in the background) or still trying to complete it's task before it shuts.

    There should really be no reason why the phone should be hot. Let alone hot till the point where its burning to the touch. At least thats what it seems from what the OP described.

    However there was once i updated my N1 to FRF72 and my phone was constantly running hot. I had to shut it and power it back on again then it went back to normal. But since you did not perform any OS updates to the phone recently i guess its some app running in the background thats heating it up, or the phone has gone maverick. Send it back!
     
  8. club968

    club968 Well-Known Member

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    Sort of same thing here....when I'm driving in the Phoenix heat with the phone charging, I'll be streaming audio via 3g and the phone will sometimes get too hot to hold. It doesn't happen every time but occasionally that thing feels like it's gonna melt my skin if I don't put it down.
     
  9. locus

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    I have had mine for a few months and the same thing happens, hot very hot, I can hold it but it is very hot when doing browsing for a while, charging gets hot but not as hot as using 3G after a few minutes, it has not melted, the paint has not peeled the phone is still working, I have never seen any phone get so hot, but its still working so hey let it roll hahahaha.
     
  10. theartfullodger

    theartfullodger Well-Known Member

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    Mine gets hot, particularly in the car with navigation on (so GPS, 3G & the apps..) but that's with a plastic case round it.. Take that off & it's warm...
     
  11. ap3604

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    Wow :eek:

    I never let my phone get above 38 degree's Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit). I'm just too damn scared that I'm going to harm the battery.

    Brightness 30% or less, 2g unless I need speed, Wifi off, Bluetooth off, GPS off. If I am using Google maps navigation and I see the temperature getting high I'll actually just hold the phone up against an air conditioning vent to cool it down. I'm that paranoid about overheating my battery ;)
     
  12. aquaitious

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    Speaking of heat, does anyone else's sexy nexy go nuts when you try using the touch screen and it's charging for a while (warm?)

    Mine starts bouncing all over th place. I could touch one corner and it'll say I touched the opposite side of the phone...

    Also, slightly off topic but anyone else think that the phone should discharger faster than charging while using the GPS?

    I was at 40% battery using GPS + Music player (aux cable for the win!), went down to 17% before turning off the music player, 15 minutes later the phone died.

    It was in the official car mount the whole time.
     
  13. Turbo Brian

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    i just got my official n1 car dock the other day. i used it yesterday for the first time and on my drive in to work, it got warm (typical use warm) but the phone was already charged from being plugged in at home all night. leaving work was another story. it was scorching hot when i took it out after a 20min drive home. today i plan to test with a 1A charger on the drive home and see if that keeps it from getting too hot compared to the 2A charger the dock shipped with.
     
  14. Turbo Brian

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    no luck with the 1A charger. still gets scorching hot after only 20min. screen becomes unresponsive to touch as well. the map was still updating itself and music was still playing but i couldnt use the touchscreen.
     

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