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[Reuters] Samsung halts Note 7 production after new fire scare: source

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has suspended production of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, a source said on Monday, after reports of fires in replacement devices added to the tech giant's worst ever recall crisis.

Top U.S. and Australian carriers also suspended sales or exchanges of Note 7s, while major airlines reiterated bans on passengers using the phones, after smoke from a replacement device forced the evacuation of a passenger plane in the United States last week.

Fires in phones that were meant to replace devices that had been recalled because of their propensity to explode would be a disaster for the world's largest smartphone maker, suggesting it had failed to fix a problem that has already hurt its brand and threatens to derail a recovery in its mobile business.
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"Samsung needs to take a giant write-down and cast the Note 7 to the engineering hall of shame next to the Ford Pinto."

Yikes. Anyone have any idea what the root cause is? Faulty batteries from a supplier? Electronics design?
Edited by Mand12 - 10/10/16 at 6:53am
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It's just a 0.0001% failure rate, not really a big deal IMO. Not time to throw out the baby with the bathwater yet.

They should be investigating the battery sources though.
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My Note 3 still works great. I thought I might get a Bomb7.2 but now it's dead to me.

 

I'll wait for a proven 8th gen phone.  It's not like we ever have that long to wait anyway.

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I guess I'm just hoping that some fool throws away his perfectly good phone and I happen to catch it. tongue.gif
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And so ends the Galaxy Note line...
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I guess I'm just hoping that some fool throws away his perfectly good phone and I happen to catch it. tongue.gif

Haha... I guess thats the only way I will get one as well. biggrin.gif
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I wonder if is intentional at thus point. This seems crazy. A Note 7 is a bigger S7....and they don't explode.
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lets start a throwaway ur note 7 campaign so we can pick them up
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It's just a 0.0001% failure rate, not really a big deal IMO. Not time to throw out the baby with the bathwater yet.

They should be investigating the battery sources though.

OK. Lets say 0.0001%.
Would you be willing to take that chance? Would you be willing to put a note 7 in your pocket for a week, a month, a year, and accept the chance it might just accidentally for some reason you don't know yet, burn and leave a big burned scar where your pocket was?

While other phones have taken into burning, none of them got a full on recall. Meaning there might be something in it. There might be nothing. But the PR nightmare coming out of it so strongly, that it leaves them little choice even if everything had been just a few random stuff completely unrelated.

Investigating they will of course. But the note 7 got enough of a bad name to be put away for good.
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I wonder if is intentional at thus point. This seems crazy. A Note 7 is a bigger S7....and they don't explode.

It could be that the different battery and charging circuit has been faulty or designed in such a way that they overlooked the possibility of it being a bit overheat and cause a short circuit to the battery itself, cause the burn outs in some very rare cases.

While it is a bigger S7, it is not exactly the same.
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