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Old 10-11-2016, 11:37 AM
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Samsung announces total halt to Note 7 production - News from Al Jazeera

Samsung ends production of Galaxy Note 7 after batteries explode | Technology | The Guardian

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners told to turn off device - BBC News



Galaxy Note 7: Timeline of Samsung's phones woes - BBC News

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2 August: Samsung unveils its latest flagship model Galaxy Note 7 amid great fanfare in New York. The phone is packed with new features like an iris scanner.

The initial response is good and expectations high. It's seen as Samsung's big rival to the upcoming iPhone 7.

19 August: Sales start in 10 markets, including South Korea and the United States. European markets are scheduled for October.

24 August: The first report of a Note 7 device "exploding" appear in the news. It isn't long before there are more incidents with users posting pictures and videos of what they say are their phones overheating, exploding or catching fire.

2 September: Samsung announces a voluntary global recall of some 2.5 million Note 7 phones, citing faulty batteries. The company offers to either refund or replace the device.

8 September: US federal aviation administration and numerous airlines worldwide tell passengers not to turn on or charge the Note 7 while on a plane.

9 September: The US Consumer Product Safety Commission urges people to stop using the phone and on 15 September, issues a formal recall.
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19 September: Reports appear of phones in China catching fire as well although Samsung said the batteries for the devices sold in China were from a different supplier and not affected by the recall.

1 October: Samsung resumes sales of the Note 7 in South Korea. In the US, the replacement of phone is in full swing.

6 October: There's the first report of a replacement Note 7 still showing the same problems. A phone on board a Southwest Airline flight in the US starts emitting smoke and the plane get evacuated.

In the days following there are other reports of replacement phones overheating and catching fire.

9 October: US carriers AT&T and T-Mobile say they will stop issuing new Note 7 replacements and stop selling the phone.

11 October: Samsung announces it is stopping all sales of the phone while it investigates the problems. The company also tells people to power down their phones and stop using them.
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Old 10-11-2016, 11:39 AM
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Default Re: Phones on fire! The Explosive Samsung Thread

I was already pretty down on Samsung's manufacturing quality control having a Note Tab 10.1 stuck in a boot loop and a Galaxy S 3 (I know - old) refusing to power up.

Now using LG. Still not drinking the Apple Kool-aid, of course.
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I'm still very happy with the Galaxy S6 Edge. The S3 was just not very good.
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: Phones on fire! The Explosive Samsung Thread

I wonder if the batteries themselves are shorting or if it's circuitry in the phone that causes the shorts or otherwise over current condition.
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Old 10-11-2016, 04:31 PM
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Default Re: Phones on fire! The Explosive Samsung Thread

They were supposed to have suspected a batch of faulty batteries, but those were all replaced in the updated phones that are still "catching on fire".

So either some people screwed up and continued to make and fit faulty batteries believing they were good, or it's some other fault inside the phone that's destroying the batteries.

Incidentally, although LiPo batteries can and do occasionally ignite, it's actually very difficult to make it happen when you try.

Watch this YouTube video from the Great Scott channel (I like this guy's channel by the way and watch all his output).

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Old 10-11-2016, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: Phones on fire! The Explosive Samsung Thread

That's a good video, although one thing not mentioned is some of the gasses produced are highly flamable. Had he held a match to those clouds they might have caught on fire. So it's possible something in the phone is hot enough to ignite them when the battery vents.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:09 PM
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I wonder if the batteries themselves are shorting or if it's circuitry in the phone that causes the shorts or otherwise over current condition.
My vague recollection of the articles is a vague consensus on it being the batteries. But mobile phone charging is a complex interplay of charging current offered to the battery (which the phone controls) and how the phone responds to a given charging current at a given level of charge (which is up to the battery).

Not to mention the cables - USB type C is designed to provide higher charging currents - and the power adapters.
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This has left me very sad. I was looking forward to buying the Note 7. Even all the news about the faulty batteries was insufficient to lower my enthusiasm for finally owning one as I expected Samsung to iron out the issues. That Samsung's leadership has taken such a drastic step leads me to suspect that there was a fatal flaw with the phone itself.

Hopefully, whatever issues killed the Note 7 will be sorted out in time for the launch of the Note 8. I'll have to wait until the next model before replacing my phone.
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I would guess there won't be a "Note 8". I predict a Samsung Frost, Samsung Subzero, or Samsung Super-Safety No-Explodey Phone.
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Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos - BBC News

A mod for GTA5 where you throw the phones like a grenade.
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I have had nothing but good experiences with the quality of my Samsung products, my Galaxy Tab 7.0, Galaxy SIII, and Galaxy S5 Active mobile devices, my Chromebox, and my French-door, bottom-freezer refrigerator. My grandson has my S5 Active now because I got a Google Project Fi phone, an LG Nexus 5X.
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I hope you continue your run of good luck, safety even, with Samsung.

At least if they do end up burning you in the ass you've got your
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Samsung's Battery Factory Caught on Fire Because of Course It Did
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