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Thread: iPhone 4 combusts on Australian flight

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    Quote Originally Posted by sand_man View Post
    Are you getting help for your addiction?
    Yes, thanx for asking.

    I have cut down as well.... I only have 1 laptop 3 phones and 2 tablets that I travel with now
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    I don't normally travel with everything, Its just part of my gear as I moved. There is no way in hell I am gonna put my electronic gear with my other luggage
    .... and thanks for all the fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elimentals View Post
    I have cut down as well.... I only have 1 laptop 3 phones and 2 tablets that I travel with now
    Maybe you should get that Note, might be the last device you ever need...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sand_man View Post
    Maybe you should get that Note, might be the last device you ever need...
    If it can run all the OS's I need for testing then hell yes, else I'm still stuffed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elimentals View Post
    Yeah reminds me of this joke from XKCD, every time I fly as well.

    LMAO -- what next. Electric cars prohibited re explosion risk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elimentals View Post
    If it can run all the OS's I need for testing then hell yes, else I'm still stuffed.
    VM's (not for the note, but rather on a single high spec laptop?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by [)roi(] View Post
    VM's (not for the note, but rather on a single high spec laptop?)
    That works only to a certain point, if you a developer like you say you are, you should just as much as I do that some VM's is worse than trying to cut your wrist with a spoon.

    Honeycomb, I am looking at you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elimentals View Post
    That works only to a certain point, if you a developer like you say you are, you should just as much as I do that some VM's is worse than trying to cut your wrist with a spoon.

    Honeycomb, I am looking at you.
    Actually a management consultant in the Petrochemical world, but we do lean heavily on coding for the custom integration bits.

    Actually my VM's work pretty well, also travel quite a bit: Europe (France, Holland, Germany), UK and US though, nothing thankfully down under

    Have many business apps that are sadly currently Windows only (working on it though )

    On my journeys I seem to get away adequately with phone, 1xiPad and 1xMBP (16Gb ram, 250Gb SSD and 1TB HDD instead of DVD); on the rarer occasion I also need to drag the Tab with
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    Quote Originally Posted by sand_man View Post
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    LOL, you just made my day

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    At the time, it wasn’t clear what had caused the problem. The iPhone is hardly a perfect device and certainly has its fair share of flaws and glitches, but you can usually trust them not to spontaneously combust in your pocket. Well, ZDNet is reporting that the cause of the malfunction has been revealed. After the incident, the phone was sent to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau for examination. It seems that not long before the incident, the phone’s owner had gotten the iPhone’s screen replaced by an unauthorized third-party. When the replacement was done, a screw from the bottom of the phone, near the dock connector, was not sufficiently tightened. That screw managed to work its way all the way up to the top of the phone and punch through the casing surrounding the battery.

    As you might expect, poking something metal through the housing of a battery is not a good thing. In this case it caused a short circuit that in turn cause the phone’s battery to drastically overheat, producing the red glow and the smoke. In the photo you can see an x-ray image of battery compartment and the offending screw.


    http://www.webpronews.com/cause-for-...vealed-2012-05
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    Quote Originally Posted by [)roi(] View Post
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    http://www.webpronews.com/cause-for-...vealed-2012-05
    Yep, that's why I resurrected this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwana View Post
    Yep, that's why I resurrected this thread.
    My bad
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    OI you should know its not fair to come here with logic and accurate information re defects on products.

    It spoils the whole poke fun at them bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elimentals View Post
    OI you should know its not fair to come here with logic and accurate information re defects on products.

    It spoils the whole poke fun at them bit
    Hahaha I guess so
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