My phone had a fever...

By Toni
@toniganzon (48524)
Philippines
August 13, 2012 7:13pm CST
Yep! It's true, my phone suffered a fever from Friday until yesterday. I upgraded my OS to Ice Cream Sandwich months ago and I didn't suffer from any overheating and my phone was working perfectly fine. But last Friday i downloaded the application Bump so that i could send a picture to my son. After which my phone started to heat up though i've been using it the same way as i did before. Searched the internet for solutions and they told me to flash it using Odin. I did so but didn't work. My last resort was to do the factory reset and which i did last night at midnight because i couldn't sleep knowing my phone is sick. It worked and my phone is working now better than ever. Boy, was i glad to finally solve the problem by myself without bringing it to the service center. No wonder some friends call me a geek! Have you tried fixing your own phone?
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8 responses
• India
14 Aug 12
Hi friend, good to know that you fixed your phone problem, some times we got mad with our phone or system issues and try our maximum to solve it soon. We will get more excitement if we solved the issue without other persons help, i too faced this kind of issues with my phone and system a lot of times and solved it with my efforts
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
It really feels nice if we could fix things on our own. Sometimes it's just frustrating if we couldn't get the desired results.
@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
14 Aug 12
Hi toni Though I was an electric repair guy years ago, but then there were no cell phones at that time. I can still repair the audio system, even my computer but... cellphone is a distant thing. I did try it out once and the end result was I had a new phone Good to know that in case of any future mishaps, I have a geek friend
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
14 Aug 12
You know you're always welcome Sid. You can ask me anything about smartphones and i will always have a smart answer for you. By the way, the twitter app on my phone synched and I found you on twitter. Are you still using your account? Coz if you do I would like to follow you there. Twitter is an easy access for me to talk to friends.
@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
14 Aug 12
So now, i know what to do whenever there's a problem with my phone, if ever, Toni! Thanks for the information.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
14 Aug 12
My friends run to me whenever they have some phone problems. As long as it's a smartphone, you can ask me anything about it.
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
14 Aug 12
Thankfully if you're done cellphone problem. Means tonight you can sleep soundly. The factory reset is a powerful, cellphone address. But some data will be lost. Also requires a factory reset a PIN, that sometimes I forget.
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
14 Aug 12
Oh, I see. I use the android, too.
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
Are you using Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3?
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
31 Aug 12
i am basically a technical person as i graduated from a technical school, electronics technology. and because of my interest with gadgets, since i was in grade school, you could also consider me a geek, as i have repaired, "kalikot" almost everything from radio, television set, other electronic and electrical appliances. and even i have no formal education with computers, my knowledge in electronics made me fearless or something to that effect, learn the ins and outs of computers. and cellphones problems is something that i can consider, not so difficult to troubleshoot, for me.
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
31 Aug 12
Great! Quesitons, how do you calibrate android batteries? How about iphone batteries and macbook pro batteries? Need to know this so I could make use of them and not waste my battery life.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
7 Sep 12
hahaha toni, my mind never reached that far so far. bwahaha
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
hi, that is why i don't install many application in my phone because i am afraid if the application affect my OS and i don't have an idea to fix it,but when this happen to me i also search to the internet for the possible solution for the error of my phone.
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
It wasn't actually the application that did it but it was a software issue. Good thing I was able to fix it, but I am no longer using that phone since i am on iphone now.
@KrauseHome (34994)
• United States
31 Aug 12
Personally the thing that frustrates me is there are applications you might try to download that can create issues, and that is disappointing. I know a couple of times I have had to shut my phone down, or one time take it in because of this, but I guess it is something that from time to time happens?
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
It was a software issue. Good thing I was able to fix it. I'm not using that phone now though because i got a new iphone.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
14 Aug 12
Well, inherently on the phone, I must say that its working temperature regime, it is never too high (it is still a 600MHz processor). This problem, however, I found in July with the netbook. is perhaps due to the fact that the environment in which use it, was filled with a very high temperature (you know, we are in the middle of summer!). Even the VGA output, I burns if touched (this you have a soldering iron?). To me, I was then told to use the specific fans (who still do not yet own) to ensure that it does not go in overheat.
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
My phone is 1.2GHz dual core and is expected to heat up when there are a lot of applications running on the background for several minutes. However, I haven't had experienced such overheating because I don't play games on my phone, I do chat for several hours but it didn't heat up before. As to your laptop, you need to use an external fan for that. There's a cooling pad you can buy which is placed under your laptop so that it won't overheat. I don't have overheating problem with my macbook pro though.