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Old 23-01-2013, 09:08
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My iPhone charger blew up last night whilst I was charging my 4S. The phone is fine, it exploded at the USB port. Scared the crap out of me! This happened to anyone else? It was an older charger, not the new one that came with the 4S, so I'm assuming it just had it's day? Kinda don't want to charge my phone up again now!
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Old 23-01-2013, 09:18
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You need a big, strong and handsome man to protect you from apple and their exploding plugs.

Want to go on a date with me?
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Old 23-01-2013, 09:34
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But I live in London
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:41
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Wow me and the misses have owned iPhones for the last 2-3 years and have never had that happen.

First time I've heard of it happening too
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Old 23-01-2013, 18:05
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Photos or it never happened...
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Old 23-01-2013, 18:08
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Was it wearing a cap and a backpack?
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Old 23-01-2013, 18:16
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Photos or it never happened...
Why wouldn't have happened? Because its apple and nothing apparently ever goes wrong?

I think you will find tens of thousands of such issues...

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=iph...hrome&ie=UTF-8

It can happen to anything including apple. My old laptop charger nearly burst into flames.
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Old 23-01-2013, 18:22
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I find it strange someone would post this without an image. Yes, Apple do wrong (Sony battery issues in Macbooks) however coming from an Electronic background and whats inside an iphone charger it is most likely it has been dropped or damaged before it led to this.
It isn't just Apple that have issues.. Just to keep things balanced.
I care not for your links as I know it happens, thankfully rare with the million upon million iDevices, Andriod phones etc that are sold.

So I am firstly interested in what it looks like and why the OP didn't include pictures. I would of.

The thermal cut out should have stopped it at the slightly smoking stage.. even if damaged.
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Old 23-01-2013, 18:41
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I find it strange someone would post this without an image. Yes, Apple do wrong (Sony battery issues in Macbooks) however coming from an Electronic background and whats inside an iphone charger it is most likely it has been dropped or damaged before it led to this.
It isn't just Apple that have issues.. Just to keep things balanced.
I care not for your links as I know it happens, thankfully rare with the million upon million iDevices, Andriod phones etc that are sold.

So I am firstly interested in what it looks like and why the OP didn't include pictures. I would of.

The thermal cut out should have stopped it at the slightly smoking stage.. even if damaged.
And so do i come from that background.....

Thermal protection doesn't always work for a start and to have something fry or blow up does NOT require it to be dropped or damaged in some way!!! One component failing is all it can take.

You would have thought the thermal protection on my HP laptop charger would have stopped it going bang. It didn't.

Also why would the OP provide pictures? Is this because its apple and for some reason you cant see past them so refuse to believe it happened without pictures? I guess we need on here now to provide picture for every failed device?
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Old 23-01-2013, 18:48
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[LIST]
[*]Apple is the best[*]No android is the best
[*]Apple is the best[*]No android is the best, it never fails
[*]Windows phone ftw
[*]Who the hell is that guy[*]Windows phone sucks Android is much better
[*]naaa, I prefer iOS myself no way anything apple would fail
[*]Why has no one mentioned symbian[/LIST]
There, that should save you guys having to type out your next posts.

I'm just generalising, don't take my post seriously
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Old 23-01-2013, 18:51
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Shame it wasn't the phone itself.
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Old 23-01-2013, 18:53
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Stiggles... I shake my head.
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:00
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Maybe their charger blew up before they could charge the phone to take photos of it?

I dont know why a photo has to be posted for it to be true. Strange indeed.
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:03
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Maybe their charger blew up before they could charge the phone to take photos of it?

I dont know why a photo has to be posted for it to be true. Strange indeed.
It is very strange!

If my washing machine stops working, I'll be sure to take pics of it to prove it broke
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:06
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It is very strange!

If my washing machine stops working, I'll be sure to take pics of it to prove it broke
My tumble dryer is making one hell of a noise, I'll record and post later
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:08
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[LIST]
[*]Apple is the best[*]No android is the best
[*]Apple is the best[*]No android is the best, it never fails
[*]Windows phone ftw
[*]Who the hell is that guy[*]Windows phone sucks Android is much better
[*]naaa, I prefer iOS myself no way anything apple would fail
[*]Why has no one mentioned symbian[/LIST]
There, that should save you guys having to type out your next posts.

I'm just generalising, don't take my post seriously
brilliant.

I am cracking up at "Why has no one mentioned symbian"
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:09
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My tumble dryer is making one hell of a noise, I'll record and post later
Smashing! I'm on nightshift tonight so will keep me amused
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:10
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brilliant.

I am cracking up at "Why has no one mentioned symbian"
I liked the "Who the hell is that guy?" too
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:10
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Symbian is best.. By far.

It would be more of a story if there was pictures.. A lot if brand bashing on here with very little substance.
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:15
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Symbian is best.. By far.

It would be more of a story if there was pictures.. A lot if brand bashing on here with very little substance.
Brand bashing? Where?

I best dig my old HP laptop charger out then and post pictures even though the damage like this apple charger will be internal.....
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:16
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You were just using it wrong
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:17
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If there was only smoke when it burnt out, then what would a photo do anyway? The smoke would have drifted away.
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