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BATTERY EMITTING "SMOKE" (Trickle-Charge Kernel most likely responsible?!) **PICTURE*

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By Assange, Account currently disabled on 8th January 2011, 01:48 AM
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I have been using the Savage kernal with Trickle-Charge since basically the first day it came out. I have been sick all day and have kept my phone on the charger (because I was sleeping and not leaving the house). I was working (I do alot of work from home) and suddenly I thought I saw a small amount of smoke above my desk. About a minute later a thin veil of very light smoke was comming out of my Evo. I really FREAKED OUT and without thinking picked it up as fast as I could and put it in my bathroom and closed the door (i've heard about exploding batteries and I wasnt going to take a chance). It was VERY hot to the touch and I had to hold it by it's sides. About two hours later I went into the bathroom and the phone was off, and I try to turn it on nothing happens. However, I think the phone is fine, the battery is probably just ruined. Could it have been because of my trickle-charge kernel? It was a stock OEM battery.....
also, I WAS NOT OVERCLOCKING

I have read the thread Trickle-Charge thread in the Q&A section and it seems like it all may be tied together



EDIT: I threw the battery out in the snow a few hours later, popped in another stock one and the evo works! HOWEVER there are weird stains/marks on the inside of the battery cover (maybe from heat or something?). I quickly ran a NAND of some other non-sbc kernel rom and so far so good

PICTURES COMMING TOMORROW (when I am more awake lol)

Also check out this thread, it's kind of the hub to all trickle-charge damage LOL:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=890448


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Notice the weird dark stain around the middle of the battery cover. The battery is in my garage and I will take pictures of it later, but it looks normal (as far as I can tell).
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8th January 2011, 02:00 AM |#2  
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You aren't the only one.

http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-...battery-2.html
8th January 2011, 02:04 AM |#3  
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Yup, it was bound to happen. There is a reason why these phones are designed to charge the way they do.
8th January 2011, 02:05 AM |#4  
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o ****!
to say the least
8th January 2011, 02:25 AM |#5  
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You mean HTC had a reason for the way the EVO battery charged stock. Funny how that works. Never liked the idea of the trickle charge kernel's.

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8th January 2011, 02:36 AM |#6  
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Wow. Hot!

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8th January 2011, 02:38 AM |#7  
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Lucky it did not burn your house down or explode as you were taking it into the bathroom.

Then again I guess a loss like that is worth a 10% increase in battery.

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8th January 2011, 02:53 AM |#8  
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You may have done this already, but make sure you remove the battery and properly dispose of it. You don't want it leaking caustic chemicals into your phone.
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I think SBC (Savage + MIUI) killed my battery too. Left it charging after work and it wont turn on with that battery. Swap it with a cheapo one and it turns on.
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Wow I just got my 3500mAh and flashed a sbc kernel...After hearing this I'm about to find a non sbc kernel that my phone likes...smh
8th January 2011, 03:59 AM |#11  
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Take it outside, it can still catch on fire. Look up a youtube video of one burning and you will see why you don't want it in your house


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Originally Posted by Assange

I have been using the Savage kernal with Trickle-Charge since basically the first day it came out. I have been sick all day and have kept my phone on the charger (because I was sleeping and not leaving the house). I was working (I do alot of work from home) and suddenly I thought I saw a small amount of smoke above my desk. About a minute later a thin veil of very light smoke was comming out of my Evo. I really FREAKED OUT and without thinking picked it up as fast as I could and put it in my bathroom and closed the door (i've heard about exploding batteries and I wasnt going to take a chance). It was VERY hot to the touch and I had to hold it by it's sides. About two hours later I went into the bathroom and the phone was off, and I try to turn it on nothing happens. However, I think the phone is fine, the battery is probably just ruined. Could it have been because of my trickle-charge kernel? It was a stock OEM battery.....


I have read the thread Trickle-Charge thread in the Q&A section and it seems like it all may be tied together



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