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Samsung hit by ANOTHER battery crisis as Galaxy Note 8 users say (tr)
Daily Mail ^ | Jan 01, 2018 | Mark Prigg

Posted on 01/01/2018 11:02:51 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom

Samsung has been hit by another battery issue.

Galaxy Note 8 owners have reported that they are unable to charge or turn on their handsets after the batteries ran dry.

Samsung has confirmed the issue, saying it has received 'a very limited number of reports which could be associated with the power management circuit.'

However, it appears the issue is affecting only a small number of users.

Samsung advises affected users to get warranty replacements for their Note 8.

According to a Samsung spokesperson, 'we are unable to comment further until we obtain more specific information from the phone,' according to Engadget.

'Any consumers with questions about their device should contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG so that we can help them.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: samsung; tech
Full title: Samsung hit by ANOTHER battery crisis as Galaxy Note 8 users say they are unable to switch their phone back on after letting the battery run down

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1 posted on 01/01/2018 11:02:51 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Swordmaker

Ping


2 posted on 01/01/2018 11:05:40 PM PST by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

My Note8 loses charge quickly. Not sure what is going on.


3 posted on 01/02/2018 12:46:02 AM PST by Pure Country (�I�ve noticed that every person that is for abortion has already been born.� -Ronald)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Why do phones need to upgrade every year anyway? I have a Samsung S6 and its perfect.


4 posted on 01/02/2018 2:53:28 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (God Bless Attorney General Jeff Sessions! Thank You!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

<< Why do phones need to upgrade every year anyway? I have a Samsung S6 and its perfect. >>
Answer: They don’t, but the battery in them does.
The typical battery for a cell phone will last about 3 years with slight performance drop as the battery ages. Here’s the zinger. If you get a spare battery for the phone when you get the phone itself, and just keep it in a drawer, unused until needed, it will be at the end of its life just like the battery in the phone. It really needs to be new not sitting on a shelf in storage.


5 posted on 01/02/2018 3:54:39 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Men stand up for freedom; slaves kneel before their masters.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

Apple has a battery problem and tries to address it - users scream and feign outrage, bring class action lawsuits, Samsung has a battery problems and ignores them until they explode - users are bemused and silent.


6 posted on 01/02/2018 4:05:27 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF
Life just ain't fair, is it? :)

I use a Samsung at the moment, my 2nd, but have no brand loyalty whatsoever when it comes the phones.

7 posted on 01/02/2018 5:00:20 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Pure Country

Go into battery settings, there is an app running all of the time. Turn it/them off to not notify you, always run in background.

Got a new pixel 2 a few months ago, leaving the Samsung line because of their curved screen edge. Pixel 2 battery lasts about 2 days.

Bought one of those activity monitors and installed its app. That app would drain my battery in less than a day. Easy to find what was doing it.


8 posted on 01/02/2018 5:05:43 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: BuffaloJack

The new phones for the big names don’t let you in to the battery anymore. No spare battery to buy.


9 posted on 01/02/2018 5:08:04 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I use a flip phone and only use the company smart phone for company biz.


10 posted on 01/02/2018 5:17:06 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

<< The new phones for the big names don’t let you in to the battery anymore. No spare battery to buy. >>

Yeah, that’s a sneaky way to implement planned obsolescence. Isn’t it?


11 posted on 01/02/2018 6:16:33 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Men stand up for freedom; slaves kneel before their masters.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Why do phones need to upgrade every year anyway? I have a Samsung S6 and its perfect.

Ditto on my S5 and her Note4. Just replaced the batteries in both and we are good to go! I have no need to pay insane amounts to replace a device that don't need replacin'!

12 posted on 01/02/2018 6:35:42 AM PST by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: ican'tbelieveit

“...leaving the Samsung line because of their curved screen edge.”

Love my Samsung S8...but never understood the benefit of the curved edge. Turned off all edge related functions except “flashing edge” when the screen is face down and the phone rings. The beveled edge is really a nuisance when playing Spider.


13 posted on 01/02/2018 7:08:57 AM PST by moovova
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

A cell phone without a replaceable battery is a disposable phone with no used phone market for something that will become a brick unless you pay to have it opened and battery replaced.

The way to beat this scam is to purchase a 4-year warranty that covers the battery.


14 posted on 01/02/2018 8:09:31 AM PST by RideForever
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

BFL


15 posted on 01/02/2018 1:20:23 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 ( Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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