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[Droid Matters] Independent investigation determines that exploding Galaxy S III caused by external energy source (microwave)

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Independent investigation determines that exploding Galaxy S III caused by external energy source

Remember that Samsung Galaxy S III that a user reported exploded while in his car? Turns out, it was all a lie, a big lie! Samsung went ahead and contracted Fire Investigations UK (FIUK) to conduct an investigation on the “exploding” Galaxy S III so that they could find out exactly what caused the accident.

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Follow up from this incident: http://www.overclock.net/t/1272435/engadget-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-is-hot-bursts-into-flames-and-melts-through-its-own-casing
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According to the Fire Investigation Report, the device was most-likely damaged by a domestic microwave.

“The only way it was possible to produce damage similar to the damage recorded within the owner’s damaged device was to place the devices or component parts within a domestic microwave.”

Oh boy.
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Yikes, im happy with my HTC amaze. Im sure this is a great phone, i just hope they fix whatevers wrong with it.
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Yikes, im happy with my HTC amaze. Im sure this is a great phone, i just hope they fix whatevers wrong with it.

The phone was damaged because the user did it on purpose (phone got wet and they used a microwave to dry it up). If you read the source / update above your post it would have been clear to you.
Edited by mark_thaddeus - 7/6/12 at 10:32pm
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Yikes, im happy with my HTC amaze. Im sure this is a great phone, i just hope they fix whatevers wrong with it.
theres nothing wrong with the SGIII, according for this article, it was all lie.
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Yikes, im happy with my HTC amaze. Im sure this is a great phone, i just hope they fix whatevers wrong with it.

This, they better fix it or else I cant cook my phone for dinner anymore.
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I'd love to see some statistics of how many people actually even click a source in a news post, much less read it fully.

On Topic: I figured as much with this. Way too many phony claims with mobile devices lately.
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theres nothing wrong with the SGIII, according for this article, it was all lie.


My mistake, all i saw was a link to another post with a link to http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/20/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-melts/
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Who on earth would think it's a good idea to put their phone in a microwave? doh.gif
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Based on the FIUK, it appears as if the phone was placed in a microwave (to dry) after suffering water damage.

I'm sorry but....ahahaha lachen.gif
Somebody should have told him to stick his phone in a sealed container with rice..... not the microwave.
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