Friday, January 30, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google Reports Increased Profit
Facebook Introduces Place Tips in News Feed
AMD Cuts Prices Of Radeon Graphics Card To Cash On GTX 970 Memory Furor
HyperX Sets DDR4 Overclocking Record
Intel 5th Generation vPro Processors Released
Mobile Provider TracFone to Pay $40 Million to Settle FTC Charges
Intel Releases New 20nm SSDs For Data Centers
Microsoft Brings Office To iOS and Android Devices
Active Discussions
Writing Audio files on DVDs ?
Need major help with Gigabeat
New match-3 puzzle game launch now!
Rimage 2000i
Sound card for my Laptop
hello
full screen wide screen
Hi
 Home > News > Mobiles > Samsung...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Saturday, July 07, 2012
Samsung Says External Source Caused Galaxy S III Fire


Samsung on Saturday cited a report by fire investigators as saying an external energy source had caused one of its flagship Galaxy S III smart phones to catch fire in Ireland last month.

A user in Ireland last month posted online images of Samsung's flaghip Galaxy S3 smartphone that appeared to have severe burns on the bottom of the device. Samsung responded to the incident and on Saturday by contracted Fire Investigations UK (FIUK), an independent third-party organization, to determine the exact cause of the damage, which had allegedly been affected by heat.

The damaged device and additionally provided devices were examined and exposed to a series to tests. The investigation summary states that "The energy source responsible for generating the heat has been determined as external to the device" and "the device was not responsible for the cause of the fire."

Additionally, the investigation results state, "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."

Additionally, the device user in Ireland that had posted online the images of the burnt smartphone admitted that he was responsible for the damage.

"This was not a deliberate act but a stupid mistake," the user added, according to the Samsung blog.

There have been other reports of Samsung smart phones overheating. In March, a Korean schoolboy reported that a spare battery for his Galaxy S II exploded in his back pocket. Samsung said then that the cause was massive external pressure or force.


Previous
Next
MeeGo Smartphones To Find a New Life in Finnish Startup Jolla        All News        Twitter Makes Search Simpler
MeeGo Smartphones To Find a New Life in Finnish Startup Jolla     Mobiles News      Amazon Readies Own Smartphone, New Tablets: reports

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Samsung Reports Weak Q4 Results
Apple Takes Top Spot in China's Smartphone Market
Samsung Advances Smart eMBMS Solution with Improved Video
Samsung Engineers Develop Wearable Sensor for Stroke Detection
Samsung and Apple Together Consumed 17 Percent of Total Semiconductor Demand in 2014
Samsung Drops Qualcomm 810 Processors in next Galaxy S Due To Overheating: report
Samsung Led The Smartphone Market in 2014, TrendForce Reports
Galaxy S6 Expected to Have Displays On Both Edges
Samsung Starts Mass Production Of 8-Gigabit Graphics DRAM
Samsung, Blackberry Deny Deal Report
Samsung Made A Bid For BlackBerry: report
Samsung Finally Releases Budget Tizen Z1 Smartphone In India

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .