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A burning question in regards to the HTC One M7

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, I've had an HTC One m7 since around august of last year, and for the most part, it's been pretty good, particularly after I installed a custom rom and improved my batter life. This was until two weeks ago, when I wanted to transfer some music to the phone. I was having issues with it not showing up in explorer (not something that new). I decided I'd try plugging it into my USB hub. I did, it didn't work, and I noticed the cable was a little warm. I unplugged it from the phone, and discovered that there was a billow of smoke and some melted plastic.

 

The odd thing is, other then the internals of the port being a little melted, the phone charges fine, and syncs more or less fine. As such, I sort of wanted to get another opinion on whether I should keep and continue to use the phone or if I should try and return/replace the phone from where I purchased it.

 

EDIT - I failed to mention before, but I was using HTC's official cable. Also, sorry for the horrible pun.


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If the phone works fine, chances are it was a faulty cable rather then faulty phone. Don't use cheap aftermarket ones. It doesn't hurt to ask if the place you bought it from will replace it, but there's always a chance that they can refuse to do so due to physical damage as a result of the user.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

If the phone works fine, chances are it was a faulty cable rather then faulty phone. Don't use cheap aftermarket ones. It doesn't hurt to ask if the place you bought it from will replace it, but there's always a chance that they can refuse to do so due to physical damage as a result of the user.

I just realized, I failed to mention that it was the official HTC one, sorry.


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Take both the wallwart/charger and phone back to HTC for examination.

 

Charging circuitry might be screwed.


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