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Support scalding hot and the battery 100% discharged while plugged into charger?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chosos, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. chosos

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    woke up this morning and my phone was scalding hot and the battery 100% discharged while plugged into my wall charger.

    I thought my whole phone was smoked. I removed the battery let it all cool off and then put the battery back in / plugged the charger back in and its charging now.

    Anyone else have this happen? I didn't have anything running on it. The phone was almost too hot to touch. This really concerns me as it being a fire hazard.
     

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    Uh, that doesn't sound good. I'd take it in to a Sprint repair facility and have them test it. Your phone might have a defective charging port. Also, bring the charger you used with you as the problem might lie there.
     
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    it seems to be working perfectly now. if the wireless lost sync, would it superheat the phone trying o find a new signal? what else would cause massive heat?

    it charged up 100% and the battery health says its good.
     
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    Even if it seems fine now, that still doesn't sound right to me. As Citizen Coyote said, I wouldn't even chance it and still bring it into Sprint to describe what happened.

    Before you do that, are you using the OEM Motorola charger or a different manufacturer? I've heard of this type of thing happening when people use micro-usb chargers that aren't OEM. Granted, I've never personally experienced it using non-OEM chargers, but I have heard of similar instances where it happened in that type of scenario (e.g. rapid chargers that just weren't built to work well with certain phones).
     
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    I was using a samsung charger that i used to use for my old Palm Treo Pro. Never had the issue before.. and I havent had it since. I think the issue is a combination of things... apps running in the background eating up battery - the wifi losing synch and trying to reconnect all night, and then the phone was trying to charge, but couldn't.

    like i said... it seems fine now. i'm not taking it to the sprint corporate store to waste 2 hours of my life for a problem they will be clueless about, and then i'll probably end up with an extra scratch, too. its just not worth it. if it dies within a year, i'll RMA it.
     
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    No worries. Yeah, I haven't had any issues with most non-Motorola chargers, but in this case I would've tried to get another battery out of it, but that's just me I guess.
     

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