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hero overheating

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by huffman6977, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. huffman6977

    huffman6977 Well-Known Member
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    i have a rooted hero running sprint 2.1. if i run tether too long it gets hot and will not charge(the lights flash green and orange). i have it in a otterbox case. any ideas on how to keep it cool?????
     

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  2. Joehunni

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    For starters, understand that tethering is known to get the phone really hot. Beyond that, all I can suggest is to remove the case while tethering to help it breathe some.
     
  3. huffman6977

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    thanks, that was what i was thinking. will it hurt the phone to get that hot?
     
  4. Joehunni

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    How hot are we talking, when mine is "hot" it's like 43C or 112F, how hot are you getting?
     
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  5. nodrogkam

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    when it overheats the phone is over 46C.

    Depending on ambient temps it's easy to overheat the phone while charging and using it. For example, if i use sprint nav and charge in the car while the sun is hitting the phone, it'll overheat.
    When i use wifi tether i try to elevate the phone (just like a laptop when being used heavily) to make sure it has some air flow. Removing the battery door helps too.
    I'd definitely do that if you plan on being a heavy data user as heat is an enemy to most any electronic device, especially the battery.

    - keep the screen off, ventilate, keep away from sun/warm areas and you should be fine.
     
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  6. Joehunni

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    Just out of curiosity, you say you are overheating, are you getting some kind of error message or just kinda assuming?
     
  7. huffman6977

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    mine will get up to 46 and then start acting up. it's overheating with no error message. i just built a stand and put a case fan underneath it and now it works just fine.
     
  8. nodrogkam

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    while charging, if too hot, the status light will flash green and red quickly.
     
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