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    Default Exploding iphone

    We were so happy, all the software part was done, so we started opening the iphone. The antenna cover was a bit tricky but eventually it came off. Then we started to open the metal cover (after taking out the 3 screws) and PUFF, up it went in smoke, I think my collegue must have touched something. It literally went up in black smoke. I was so hot that when I tried to pick it up I burnt my fingers. So, this is for shure the most difficult part of the whole process. I don't know what he did, as I had just stepped out of the room to fetch something when I heard a scream...they got such a fright. I will post a photo of the iphone... To everybody out there, be carefull....



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    OMG! ARE YOU SERIOUS?

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    does your iphone still works?

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    First rule of electrics - you need to keep the smoke inside the wires. If the smoke escapes, then you're fecked. :p

    Seriously though... any high-power lithium battery powered device can catch fire if shorted out. Remember the burning laptop battery scares - it happens. Lithium ion shouldn't be as susceptible in theory, but there are always reports of exploding / burning Li-ion batteries. The battery in the iPhone isn't protected since the case isn't meant to be user-serviceable, you probably just shorted something out early in the process and it got hot enough to smoke later...

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    Sounds like the device was on when you tried to disassemble it...was this the case? Maybe you thought it was off but it was just sleeping?


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    The black smoke comes proberly form the battery you damaged, Li-Po battery, no idea if the incidents might be exoterm in reaction if they are mixed

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    how do i post a jpeg. I have tried usin g manage attachments but it keeps on failing..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipas@intra.co.mz View Post
    how do i post a jpeg. I have tried usin g manage attachments but it keeps on failing..
    Upload it to imageshack.us and give us the link.

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    Default link for photo



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    Blimey! what did you do?!


 

 
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