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The truth about that Samsung Galaxy S III that exploded

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The truth about that Samsung Galaxy S III that exploded
It was last month when some possible Samsung Galaxy S III buyers became a little concerned about the story of a Samsung Galaxy S III that supposedly blew up and exploded in the car dock with the charger unplugged. At the time, Carphone Warehouse smelled something fishy and refused to give the guy a replacement unit while the damaged phone was confiscated. The fallout from the incident was some worry on the part of those looking to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S III. Although there are no clear numbers, we doubt that it cost Samsung that much business. The other response from the exploding Samsung Galaxy S III was to criticize Carphone Warehouse and Samsung for not replacing the unit.

Well, as it turns out, Carphone Warehouse and Samsung acted quite appropriately. The Korean based manufacturer hired Fire Investigations UK a third party firm that tested the damaged phone and said that the source of the heat was not the phone itself and that the phone was not responsible for the explosion. The report further stated that the only way to produce the kind of damage done to the phone would be to have put it in a microwave oven and heated it up.

The Samsung Galaxy S III after being microwaved

The Samsung Galaxy S III after being microwaved

After the investigation, the owner of the phone, the same one who had reported the explosion, said that what really happened was that another person was trying to rid the phone of some water damage and that act caused the explosion. In simple English, his friend probably dropped the guy's new Samsung Galaxy S III in the toilet and put it in the microwave to fix it. With friends like that, who needs an enemy. This doesn't mean that the phone's owner isn't guilty. After all, he is the one that went to Carphone Warehouse with a bogus story which he repeated on the internet.

The sad thing is that had either of them been loyal phoneArena readers, they would have known how to save a phone from water damage. The good news is that owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III can sleep better tonight, knowing that they won't have their face blown off by a rogue model. And yes, the biggest victims of this act are those who decided to buy another phone because they were worried about the Samsung Galaxy S III having a random explosion. Turns out you could have bought the phone you really wanted instead of settling for something else.

source: SamsungTomorrow via Phandroid

The truth comes out

The truth comes out


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posted on 07 Jul 2012, 21:09 14

1. zaidalrawi80 (Posts: 21; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Nonsense !!!!!

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 01:37 9

28. wendygarett (unregistered)


Yeap I guess apple will say the same thing about combustion case..

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 08:51 1

58. Astreo (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 May 2011)


in a totally unrelated post lets talk about apple as always. so tired of you guys crying in EVERY article about apple.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 07:46

41. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


He is a criminal.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 21:16 15

2. phljcnth (Posts: 488; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I can imagine the owner's face now. He he he

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 21:20 4

3. jefferson9 (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


"another person" yea right

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 21:35 16

4. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


My sources tell me that the friend was none other than Steve Jobs and that he actually threw his friend's Galaxy S III into the toilet just to iSobatage the device's imminent launch.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 21:38 2

5. eDiesel (Posts: 142; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Case closed.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 22:29 1

9. rocko0011 (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Your honor, obejection! lol

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 23:32

16. tedkord (Posts: 12681; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You mean he went thermonuclear on it?

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 23:37 3

18. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


Lol, did Google Now tell him to put it in the microwave?

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 01:16 1

26. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


no actually, steve ballmer did that, we know how crazy he is lolzzzz

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 08:59 1

42. TROLL_IS-AHA (banned) (Posts: 8; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


That was funny.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 21:49 7

6. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Already knew it was fake when it was surfaced last month.
Originally thought guy tried taking a lighter and burning it from the outside though.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 22:09 8

7. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Lolololol
Awesome. What a tard, you never microwave anything electronic.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 23:37 2

17. nicholassss (Posts: 368; Member since: 10 May 2012)


except CDs

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 22:26

8. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Sheesh, now seeing it open it is clear it wasn't the phone. Only thing that could blow up is the stupid battery.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 22:38 8

10. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)


And you guys call us iPhone users stupid.. Hahahah

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 23:02 4

11. Cinnamon (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)


No hipsters.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 23:17 8

12. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


You idiot, his friend was probably iPhone user just like you.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 23:21 8

13. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)


It was a joke, geeeeeeeeez

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 01:14

25. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


no, actually, i think he did all that by himself to get a new phone and luckily, he got a new phone will a lot of accessories

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 23:27 1

14. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


There are idiots on both sides of the table. Just use the app Yodamap and you'll want to curl into a fetal position due to the stupid.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 23:38 3

19. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


This incident right here would be an insult to stupid.

posted on 07 Jul 2012, 23:41 3

21. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Oh hey. It's the newbie. Hi newbie.

I do agree that this was beyond stupid. Not the first time I've ever seen someone lie to get s**t replaced though.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 00:06 1

22. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


You don't even know the whole story.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 00:19 6

23. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


What part am I missing? The guy had a stupid friend, got his phone broken by that friend, and when he was exposed told the truth about it after lying and trying to fool representatives at Car phone Warehouse.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 22:09 1

50. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3111; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Snig, these idiots always have some excuse or conspiracy theory behind their blind sheepness. They just can't accept some stupid kid tried to put his phone in the microwave to dry out the water.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 15:21

60. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


He had an Android phone.

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 15:21

59. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


So did you know what happened? Have you spoken to the guy?

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