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« on: October 16, 2010, 07:20:09 PM »

Hi,

I just got a new Samsung Galaxy S Captivate phone from a local AT&T store in the US.  I took the phone home the first day and spent a few hours scrolling thru the menus and getting familiar with the phone. I did a software update on the phone it has ver 2.1-update 1. I also went to a few websites to test the browser.  I made about 3 calls and talked for about an hour.  I had the phone turned on the entire time, I was not in standby mode.
After about 2 hours - the back of the phone where the battery is, started getting hot.  

It didn't burn my hand but it was like holding a very hot cup of coffee in your hand.  Very uncomfortable.
Has anyone else had this problem with a battery getting hot?    

Why is the battery overheating? I'm afraid to use the phone now, it might burn up something in the phone
or ruin a memory card or something else.

What's causing the battery to get really hot?  How do you fix this problem?

Thanks for your help
Steve
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010, 11:07:06 PM »

Any 3g phone thats running for a decent amount of time will heat up and feel hot, my last to phones did this and its very normal. Just be aware that the longer you use it on phone call or the network the hotter it will get, I believe the 3g is what makes it hot.
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2010, 02:43:32 PM »

Maybe I can just feel more of the heat because the Captivate is a very thin phone.
I had a Blackberry Torch and its about 1/8" to a 1/4" thicker and it only has a 1300 mahr battery. 
I had the Blackberry Torch phone on for 3 hours straight - making calls and surfing the internet
and it barely got just a little warm - you could hardly even feel even a little warmth.

The Captivate is thinner and has a 1500 mahr battery.
Maybe that's why a lot more heat comes thru the backside of it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010, 04:18:27 PM »

Could be, I was told be an expert that it the 3g that heats things up in the phones.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 03:22:09 AM »

Looks phone battery, it is recommended that you replace the new battery to try
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 02:49:51 AM »

Sleighty is on the right track with this, but it's not the battery that heats up but the processor.

Constant use of any device will cause processors and motherboards to heat up. This isn't a flaw with the device, the thin design and plastic back cover make it seem like it's too hot when I'm actual fact, compared to other processors, it's probably only half the way to overheating.

That said, you did the right thing. My i9000 used to get really hot but it only happened on a different ROM and mainly when using 3g. I just stopped what I was doing, rebooted and left it to chill. Seemed to work fine at all times, I too felt uneasy when I felt the heat.

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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 04:51:59 AM »

I have met the same problem of my LG phone, after many times repair, it didn't work. Finally, they changed a new one to me.
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