My iphone charger burned me!


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boneclinks
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I didnt know who to tell after this happened and i had seen an earlier post about somone being burnt by their iphone 3G, so i thought this would be a good place to tell my story. So, I woke up this morning and was walking around with my shoes off, when i stepped on somthing hot and burnt my foot. I looked down and saw a warped and charred iphone 3G charger that i had recently got with the phone. I called Apple and they said they could get me into a local apple store to replace the burnt charger, but when i went the guys there had no idea what i was talking about and told me that i would need an appointment to talk to anyone. I then just asked to buy a new one because i didnt want to wait around all day, and somone else working there saw the burnt charger i was carying and replaced mine for a new one. My foot has a nasty blister on it from stepping on that charger tho. Kinda sucks my floor got burnt a bit too. I wonder why this happnd...

what shud i do?

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Kidd Castle (not verified)
Re: My iphone charger burned me! (Mac*, but it's related)
I was plugging my Mac in and it Sparked bright blue when I put the charger on it; burned through the aluminum casing, my shorts, etc. It looked like a damn welder. Help?
Baum Garden (not verified)
Re: My iphone charger burned me! (Mac*, but it's related)
"Help?" What kind of help do you want? Dont use that charger anymore. Was it from Apple? if so, call them and tell them what happened and that you want a new one..
Kidd Castle (not verified)
Re: My iphone charger burned me! (Mac*, but it's related)
Fried the Mac as well as far as I can tell
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Re: My iphone charger burned me! (Mac*, but it's related)

then I echo Mr. Baum Garden's question: what kind of help would you like?
I'm also curious if it was an Apple charger, an Apple Certified charger, or if it was one of those $9 "deals" ?

Kidd Castle (not verified)
Re: My iphone charger burned me! (Mac*, but it's related)
Original charger that came with the computer.
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Re: My iphone charger burned me! (Mac*, but it's related)

I assume you mean the charger that came with the phone, since Macs don't come with chargers..
But I still dont understand 2 things:
1:

Kidd Castle wrote:

I put the charger on it; burned through the aluminum casing, my shorts, etc.

How did your shorts get burned? were you trying to charge it in your pocket?
2: What kind of help would you like?

Kevinize
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Re: My iphone charger burned me!

My iPhone charger burnt me today. I was taking the charger off to get info from the phone, there were sparks, the computer screen said device surging, it powered off, there was a large could of smoke, my fingers got burned, and I really don't know how I handled it next..

I kinda got scared that I was about to burn my work office down! I do know I tossed the phone and cord....

Apple was kind enough to replace my phone and cord.

Here are the pics.

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Hot2na
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Re: My iphone charger burned me!

Kevinize wrote:

My iPhone charger burnt me today.  Apple was kind enough to replace my phone and cord. 

amazing! did the good folks at Apple say why it could have happened? were you able to capture any data from your other phone?

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boneclinks
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Re: My iphone charger burned me!

*UPDATE*

Somone from the apple store near me called saying "Yea, im going to need you to bring in your phone to get replaced also, the engineers are going to need to look at it". Great, after having all this hassle with the charger now i hafta set up my phone all over again go to the store, when my phone is working perfectly... Im not too happy at this point.  

stxr
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Re: My iphone charger burned me!

I didn't have to reset everything when my phone was replaced. They have SIM cards in them that basically saved everything off of my phone. Of course this wasn't a 3G phone though.

boneclinks
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Re: My iphone charger burned me!

yea i just have all these apps id hafta log on to it again, and jailbreaking it takes some time, not to mention setting up my ssh so i can acces the phone.

Hot2na
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Re: My iphone charger burned me!

boneclinks wrote:

Somone from the apple store near me called saying "Yea, im going to need you to bring in your phone to get replaced also, the engineers are going to need to look at it". 

omg. are you freaking out bones? didn't you jailbreak it?

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boneclinks
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Re: My iphone charger burned me!

Yezzir hopfully they wont notice.... if i restore...

p to the izzle
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Re: My iphone charger burned me!

If you restore it it's supposed to be good as new. I'm sure there is technically a way to find out but hopefully they won't delve too deep. Hatin' this for you. 

I don't want to die without any scars. 

Vash the Stampede (not verified)
Re: My iphone charger burned me!

yikes!  im in the habit of pulling out my chord with my teeth.  i better quit.

p to the izzle
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Re: My iphone charger burned me!

If they already exchanged it there's not much you can do. I agree with posting in the Apple forums. Maybe they'll take notice. I would have been livid for quite some time if this had happened to me. Luckily I'm in no danger of stepping my cord. 

I don't want to die without any scars. 

bbrown
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Re: My iphone charger burned me!

Maybe it was supposed to be a feature. So that you could toast marshmallows when you weren't charging your phone. Too bad you already took it back Wink

stxr
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Re: My iphone charger burned me!

If you want to help others, go to the Apple forums and see if any others did this. If enough people dock complaints, Apple will recall and replace the chargers so no one else gets burned. Imagine if a baby or a pet got on that and was severely burned or killed?

BTW, just for safety, I always charge via my computer and the charger that I got in 2004 with my iPod Mini. It charges everything from the Mini to my iPhone, and it's always on my desk so no little ones can get to it. =)

Hot2na
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Re: My iphone charger burned me!

i'm thinking a faulty charger? i wouldn't sue or anything like that. if you are able to get the charger exchanged for a new one, then that should satisfy you.  unless of course you ended up in ER with third degree burns or the like.

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