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2681 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2009 8:25 PM by mr.sayao
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2009 9:15 PM (in response to mr.sayao)Take a peek at various battery-related posts throughout the boards and heat seems to be a component of some of the complaints, including mine. I am also having a heat issue with my 3G; had the phone replaced recently for that same issue. After the replacement, and even more so now with 3.0, the heat issue prevails.3G, iPhone OS 3.0
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2009 9:35 PM (in response to mr.sayao)Dude, get it in to an Apple store ASAP, like tomorrow morning. You've clearly got a bad battery.
My 3GS phone has been charged from my Mac, using my old iPhone charger and the new charger. I hook it up for overnight charge just like you describe. No heat problems whatsoever.Dual 2 GHz G5, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 3 GB RAM, 1st gen iPhone (8 GB)
I should add that last time I had a SERIOUS heat issue I put the phone in the refrigerator because I was afraid it was going to start a fire on my desk. Hindsight was provided by the Apple Genius who reminded me of the fifteen-billion water damage indicators that could have been triggered by a humid fridge.
:-/which one...?, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2009 10:27 AM (in response to Bob Rodenburg)I'm about to schedule an appointment today... thanks! One thing that worries me is that some people have gotten replacements and it seems to be happening to them still (like the other reply up there)...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2009 8:25 PM (in response to Bob Rodenburg)Well I took my phone in. The guy told me that after an update between firmwares, in my case 2.2.1 to 3.0, there's a period of time after the fact where the phone is trying to convert data from the old firmware to the new one. He said during this time, the processor is going at "full throttle" and if it crashes during this process (which it seems like it did) it gets stuck, and since I was charging it, the auto shutoff didn't tell the phone to stop charging, which in turn lead to it overheating. His solution (which he said has helped others with this problem) was to have me start from scratch and update to 3.0 without restoring my backup. All my data was gone, but if you sync all your data, you'll be fine since you can resync it after the upgrade. I haven't experienced the problem since.
I was worried about it frying the components inside but the genius reassured me that he hasn't seen it overheat to the point of it melting any of the parts.
Anywho, I'm probably going to purchase apple care in case something goes wrong beyond my July 20th warranty expiration, but for now it seems like the problem has disappeared completely. It's only been a few days but I'll post back here if anything else happens...