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Heating problems are common in Lumia devices, but Nokia has failed to solve them. Even extensive usage heats these devices very badly.   
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Monday, September 30, 2013 Heating issues with Nokia Lumia smartphones are not unheard of. Almost every Lumia user has had to deal with their phones getting excessively hot, irrespective of whether it is a Lumia 520, 920 or even a 925. But when Delhi-based Agnibh Mudi put his Lumia 520 on charge, smoke started coming out of the device, with a distinct smell of “something burning”.

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According to Mudi, he purchased his phone just over two months ago, on 25 July. He says that his phone would heat up whenever he would charge it using the charger and knowing that this was common to Lumia 520 smartphones, he started using the data cable to charge his phone instead. On 29 September, Mudi had put his phone to charge (through the data cable) in his bedroom. “I was having my dinner and when I came to check the phone, there was smoke coming out of it and it was burning.”



Mudi further states that when he tried to pull the data cable out, he realised that it was stuck. “I think the entire mechanism inside has melted and when I tried to pull it out, it wouldn’t come out. Finally, my data cable tore off as I continue to try and pull it out, the top part of it is still stuck to the micro-USB port on my phone,” says Mudi.



This happened on the night of 29 September and Mudi took his phone to the Nokia care centre today. There he was told that such damages weren’t covered under the warranty and nothing could be done. On further insistence, he was directed to email Nokia with pictures of his phone. A response to this email is awaited.

Prasid Banerjee, EFYTIMES News Network


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