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Evo fried my laptop

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bck9900, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. bck9900

    bck9900 Well-Known Member
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    Pretty sure my Evo fried the laptop. Plugged it in via USB-less then a second latter whole laptop shuts down. Refuses to reboot; i.e. PS is fried. Not quite sure how it happened unless a power surge went through USB to the dc port on the laptop.

    Thoughts?
     


  2. It's not the phone's fault. Either the cable was bad, or the usb port on your computer was bad. If the phone would have shorted the computer, then your phone would have also fried.
     
  3. bck9900

    bck9900 Well-Known Member
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    Kinda what I thought but the USB port was good.
    Now the cable on the other hand?
    I've never fried a computer like that so I'm not even sure it's possiable but nothing else was changed.
     
  4. bck9900

    bck9900 Well-Known Member
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    Been on hold with HTC for 20 minutes. Wondering what to do
     
  5. DougFunny

    DougFunny Member

    why would you call htc if its ur laptop thats broken. id say call your laptop manufacturer
     
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  6. bck9900

    bck9900 Well-Known Member
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    The USB cable provided with the Evo melted and fried my laptop. That is why I am calling HTC.
     
  7. So the cable melted now? You didn't say that before. And again, just because your cable melted doesnt mean it was the cable's fault. The usb port on your computer was probably shorted out, which caused too much current to be pushed through the cable, causing it to melt. So good luck trying to get HTC to pay for your faulty computer.
     
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  8. saigon

    saigon Member

    That would be crazy if this makes the headlines.

    Sent via EVO 4G
     
  9. bck9900

    bck9900 Well-Known Member
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    I'm glad to know you have half a ****ing brain. If the USB cable is damaged it is possiable to send a surge via USB port. Considering the laptop is 3 months old and the port had functioned up until the evo I say your bout full of shit.
    Thanks for stopping by though.
     
  10. jkr4577

    jkr4577 Member

    Sorry but I have a hard time believing a usb cable or device fried your laptop. Was your device on or plugged in to power outlet?
     
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  11. bck9900

    bck9900 Well-Known Member
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    Of cource my device was on. And yes the laptop was plugged in via A/C. As was an identical laptop that I am now on. Both plugged in to the same UPS...both on.There being slight differencies in software running on the laptop. Well that and the Evo being plugged in to the fried LAPTOP
     
  12. Hardcorp

    Hardcorp Member

    Is the Evo still working? If there was a surge or a short that heavy it should have taken out both. If you are so convinced it was the Evo ,take it to a public computer (school ,library, sprint store...whatever) and hook it up.
     
  13. bck9900

    bck9900 Well-Known Member
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    I did; I plugged in the cable to the AC adapter not able to get a charge.
     
  14. Hardcorp

    Hardcorp Member

    Did it charge prior to the laptop incident... The charging issue could have been caused by whatever fried the laptop... If I had to take a guess I would have to say it was a bad cord.
     
  15. FLEMTP

    FLEMTP Member

    20 bucks says he's a pissed off iphone user :p making it all up
     
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  16. evojoel

    evojoel Member

    Aye guys, my refrigerator just quit working, so I gotta go call my gardener. BRB
     
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  17. bck9900

    bck9900 Well-Known Member
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    Wow quality post.
     
  18. bck9900

    bck9900 Well-Known Member
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    1000 bucks say I love my evo and hate the iphone...just look at my other post...
    you know a little research goes a long way
     
  19. FLEMTP

    FLEMTP Member



    IT WAS A JOKE!!!!!


    chill!:rolleyes:
     
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  20. bck9900

    bck9900 Well-Known Member
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    Was your 3 month old laptop that cost just under 900 just fried?
     
  21. FLEMTP

    FLEMTP Member


    If its three months old.. im sure its covered under a warranty against defects and such.. and im sure a USB port melting a cable would qualify as a defect!


    Yes, I know it sucks.. My mother board died on me when mine was 4 months old.. so i was without a computer for THREE WEEKS!!:eek:

    I almost lost my mind...... almost.... some would argue I never had one in the first place ;)
     
  22. bck9900

    bck9900 Well-Known Member
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    Its considered accidental damage. I was told to contact the manufacture of the hardware that was plugged in.
    But let me give some backgorund.
    I am a computer geek.Not a computer god but if you need something geeky done you call me.
    Considering the laptop will not POST it only leaves one option-power supply burned out.
    Considering the power supply was good and has been good since I bought the laptop; the only reasonable conclussion is the new hardware that was plugged in.

    I know it is a stretch for the USB to have caused it however if you look on google a bad USB cable can cause a power supply to burn up due to feedback.

    When I was on the phone with HTC I let them know the Evo is the BEST phone made- and knowing that they will take care of the laptop I am still a happy camper. That does not mean that I am less frustrated by the situation though
     
  23. Hardcorp

    Hardcorp Member

    "Its considered accidental damage. I was told to contact the manufacture of the hardware that was plugged in."

    Accidental damage for doing something that you normally should be able to do?

    "When I was on the phone with HTC I let them know the Evo is the BEST phone made- and knowing that they will take care of the laptop I am still a happy camper."

    You told them that the EVO was the best so they ar buying you a new laptop?

    Sorry, but this seems a little weird.
     
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  24. bck9900

    bck9900 Well-Known Member
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    No they aren't buying me a new laptop. I called troubleshooting they said they had no other feedback on that happened ing to anybody else. told me to email corporate and I should get a reply back by Monday. I meant that I still like the HTC evo.
     
  25. bck9900

    bck9900 Well-Known Member
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    Oh a powersurge is always considered accidental or an act of god
     

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