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Well, I've just avoided a terrible disaster....


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#1 Mike.C

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 09:01 PM

I plugged in my Galaxy S5 earlier today because it needed charging, and, well, a pillow fell on it. It sat there for hours and hours and.... when I found it, it was so hot that I thought it was going to catch fire. I was so shocked that I turned it off, removed the cover, and even threw it in my freezer! I am SO glad that it didn't burst into flames.... Gosh.... I'm extremely stressed out by this right now.... But anyway, here's some advice:

NEVER leave your phone somewhere where a pillow can easily fall on top of it. Also, you should unplug it as soon as it's done charging, so you don't forget about it and get in a situation like this.

 

I hope it isn't damaged, but it's better than having everything I own destroyed. Thank goodness I found it....


Edited by Mike.C, 01 December 2014 - 07:07 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 09:27 PM

Not sure that freezer bit was a good idea. Especially if the phone was hot. Dew point would be reached at some point

causing condensation inside/ outside the phone. If the phone had power it could get a bunch of shorts.

If the battery is removable I would remove it and wait a few hours for the phone to dry out....at room temp.


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 09:32 PM

 It was only for a couple of seconds, and, well, I wasn't going to just leave it in there. And it pretty much just cooled off when I was fumbling to get the cover off, but I only put it in after I replaced the cover. By then it was only a bit warm....

.....But thanks for the advice.

 

Heh, the things people like me will do when they get panicked....

But, at least I learned some things.

 

also, to clear this up, when I said "cover" I meant "case", as in, over the phone.


Edited by Mike.C, 30 November 2014 - 09:57 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 09:51 PM

And now, after a bit of fumbling around, I now know how to remove the battery if I ever have a need to. And I just realized how small and flat this phone is!

I've never actually looked inside my phone before. Interesting, to say the least. It seems that the Lithium-Ion battery makes up most of the weight.

 

>Condensation might have occurred if I had put it in the moment I found it, although leaving it in for a few seconds when it's only a bit warm... didn't appear to do anything. Either way, that's a good thing to know, at least. So, thank you for that.


Edited by Mike.C, 30 November 2014 - 10:02 PM.





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