08-26-2014 06:38 PM
31 12
tools
  1. Racing Snake's Avatar
    I've not really had many issues with my 930.
    I find the pictures to be good and accurate, I don't find I have any tinting to the screen, and I don't have any light bleed.

    With the exception of the very first time I switch the phone on and it spent a while updating, I haven't really had any heat issues either...

    However, I was just looking at the back of my phone as I noticed the orange rear casing had 'popped' out, I tried to push it back and it won't budge.
    On closer inspection, it looks like the back of the casing has actually warped, in a manner akin to melting.

    I'll get onto EE/Nokia about this, but it'll have to wait as I'm off on holiday in a week for a couple of weeks, but in the meanwhile has anyone else noticed anything like this?!

    wp_20140822_13_16_58_pro.jpg

    wp_20140822_13_17_51_pro.jpg

    wp_20140822_13_17_56_pro.jpg
    08-22-2014 07:30 AM
  2. skinnypig118's Avatar
    Oh wow, that sucks. Hopefully Nokia will acknowledge the issue and you can get it replaced.
    08-22-2014 08:11 AM
  3. Racing Snake's Avatar
    ok, EE have said that I can send it to them, but if they decide that it's "damage" rather than a fault, then they'll charge me for it! ...WTF!!!
    This phone (as is all my stuff) is pristine, never been dropped etc
    to be fair, the chap at EE said if it was him, he wouldn't send it to them (EE), he'd go to Nokia instead too.

    So now on hold waiting to get through to Nokia, lets see what they say!.
    08-22-2014 10:08 AM
  4. jtbarton's Avatar
    Whoa... honestly, having owned about four Nokia Windows Phones and two Samsung WPs, Nokia really hasn't mastered heat dispersion within the phone itself.

    Nokia is usually known for their great support, see what they say and let us know, I'm actually curious as to what they think.
    08-22-2014 10:15 AM
  5. Racing Snake's Avatar
    Well, that didn't go too well... time for me to take it to twitter! lol

    Nokia said I need to take it to a care centre (that's fine).... the nearest care centre to me is 30 miles (each way) away (not so fine).
    So option 2: Request a repair online (and print a pre-paid UPS postage label), however the only option which matches would be "physical damage" - and this automatically brings a charge with it.
    So, option 3, take it to an EE store for them to assess it - which really is now my only option. :(

    Pretty disappointed tbh.

    ETA... their social media team is a bit more on the ball... took 6 minutes to reply!
    Last edited by Racing Snake; 08-22-2014 at 10:43 AM.
    08-22-2014 10:27 AM
  6. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Stuff like this also worries me about my Nexus 5, as it tends to heat up considerably as well during heavy tasks.

    I've never heard anyone with a Lumia 930 experience this issue, however some people have reported that their Samsung Galaxy S5's back we're warped by heat.

    I really hope you can get it fixed/replaced.
    08-22-2014 12:27 PM
  7. Stephen Lynam's Avatar
    That sucks, but it clearly looks like heat damage as opposed to a bang,
    Id take the option 1, If u bring it to EE they will prob send it to nokia anyway, at least if u bring it to them yourself u will be able to explain the heat issues etc,
    Hope all works out for U,
    08-22-2014 02:41 PM
  8. nielsniels's Avatar
    Luckily your hand didn't melt! :p

    I've read somewhere that one of Samsung's newer tablet models actually bend when they heat up!
    08-22-2014 04:13 PM
  9. Monry's Avatar
    has anyone else noticed anything like this?!
    That really sucks. Contact user "amdybg40", maybe he can help you as he also had rear cover lifting issue (he wrote about it on 5th page of User Reviews thread - I can't post links yet). Good luck.
    08-22-2014 04:34 PM
  10. jtbarton's Avatar
    Also, I remember an article being posted saying that you can replace the back cover, as if you want to switch colors or something, on your own. That may be a last option if you don't want to go through the hastle.
    08-22-2014 05:23 PM
  11. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Also, I remember an article being posted saying that you can replace the back cover, as if you want to switch colors or something, on your own. That may be a last option if you don't want to go through the hastle.
    I would highly advise against this because there could be a serious problem with heat management in his device for which he could claim warranty. However if he messes with it, warranty will be voided.
    jtbarton likes this.
    08-22-2014 06:09 PM
  12. jtbarton's Avatar
    Precisely, I probably should've mentioned that. Use as a last resort only. Alternatively, talk to nokia and see if this is considered voiding warranty.
    salmanahmad likes this.
    08-22-2014 07:56 PM
  13. Shobin Drogan's Avatar
    You should demand for a new phone and at no cost, this is customer rights, don't let them charge you, tell them you are not paying for something you didnt do. I'm not saying make a scene but be a very pissed but calm person, usually that would freak them out a bit.
    08-24-2014 04:42 AM
  14. Syd90's Avatar
    Hi I had this same issue (infact the same place as your fone) so i took it to nokia store they told me that there are clippers all over in the cover and the plastic is slightly bigger than the metal band around the phone, meaning if the clip becomes loose the plastic comes out looking like it is heated from below, i gave the phone to the nokia store and she told me she will get it fixed or replaced in 30 mins, i went to a fast food rest. nearby i got an email to pick up my phone in 25minutes and came back and got my 930, it looks good as new i cannot find the fault anymore.
    Racing Snake likes this.
    08-24-2014 07:07 AM
  15. Syd90's Avatar
    At first I was worried that my battery expanded or that my phone melted but the nokia staff assured me that wasn't the case, she had a suction type thing which she put on the cover and pulled it of to inspect before giving me the time required for repair or replacement I could see everything was fine, so no I Don't think your phone did melt and i don't advise you to remove the case since I don't think you will be able to correctly fix the case back on as the clips holding the case looked really fragile and for one time opening.
    Dazzi likes this.
    08-24-2014 07:15 AM
  16. skinnypig118's Avatar
    Any idea how the clip became loose in the first place?
    Sent from my RM-1045_1044 using Tapatalk
    08-24-2014 09:31 AM
  17. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    thats some scary stuff right there
    08-24-2014 09:47 AM
  18. dannejanne's Avatar
    Just picked up a white 930 today (my third unit) since I have had display issues with the first two. Luckily this third one is alright. Though I have the same thing as you have on this unit but not as much. But I can see it and it is at the exact same spot. So I guess it's some kind of area of weakness somehow when assembling them. Won't bother going in with mine though.

    So we can rule out heating issues as cause since it was like this from the factory.
    08-24-2014 10:43 AM
  19. th0mas96's Avatar
    I had similar issues, but on the bottom left corner. I removed the cover, I was too curious and if it hadn't worked, I'd have replaced it.
    Btt, you might try to push the cover in in the middle between the power and the camera button, that's where the next clip sits.
    08-25-2014 05:38 AM
  20. Racing Snake's Avatar
    Thanks for the ideas guys - interesting about the clips - but the back is rock solid.... First thing I did was try to squeeze it closed, or indeed see if there is any movement.
    In fact on the direct opposite side I can see a 'wavy-ness' in the cover, though instead of raising like this side, it has 'sunk' in 2 places.

    I think Nokia are on a bank-holiday weekend, so I'm expecting a 'next steps' call from them tomorrow.
    Annoying though, as I'm off on holiday for 2 weeks next Saturday!.
    08-25-2014 01:28 PM
  21. infinidim's Avatar
    I haven't had my phone back melt but on three occasions now my phone has been very very hot. I then power down the phone and restart it and the hotness disappears. I haven't managed to track down whether it is an app or the OS but my current thinking is that it is an app that is looping in some way. It might be an app that has "shake" to update. Has anybody else had this issue of their 930 getting really hot? Any thoughts folks?

    Regards
    08-26-2014 05:54 AM
  22. WoWNyx's Avatar
    That happen to my Lumia 925 countless amount of times. It happens due to a application crashing then hanging trying to get it self to restart. Which application? I do not know, it could be the OS core file but what ever the case if you turn on battery saver the phone will cool back down.
    08-26-2014 06:05 AM
  23. Racing Snake's Avatar
    Not heard from Nokia yet, but just popped into the EE store at lunch time and spoke to their manager... who told me "thats the design". lol
    He said they could send it away if I want but if they decide nothing is wrong, then I have to pay... and it'll be up to 4 weeks until I get it back.

    So for now, I've kept hold of the phone and I'll await a call from Nokia.
    08-26-2014 07:13 AM
  24. vlad0's Avatar
    I still don't understand how we got to the point where phones start to melt... high end spec race + obsession with thinness would do I guess.. all pointless considering the available software. I blame Google and their OEMs.

    Either way, good luck.. I am sure they will replace it
    08-26-2014 10:50 AM
  25. salmanahmad's Avatar
    I still don't understand how we got to the point where phones start to melt... high end spec race + obsession with thinness would do I guess.. all pointless considering the available software. I blame Google and their OEMs.

    Either way, good luck.. I am sure they will replace it
    You can't blame Google and nor "their" OEMs. You can blame specific OEMs(Nokia in this case) for improper heat dispersion in the phone.

    I repeat again, you can't blame Google and their OEMs for a warped Lumia 930. You could however blame either Snapdragon or Nokia.
    08-26-2014 01:00 PM
31 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-22-2014, 03:44 PM
  2. My Wish for Change in Windows Phone Layout
    By tipu2185 in forum Windows Phone 8.1
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-22-2014, 10:46 PM
  3. How to delete multiple contacts in the phone!
    By emjey in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-22-2014, 01:06 PM
  4. Couplinked, a frustratingly challenging Windows Phone game
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-22-2014, 07:30 AM
  5. [L920] Phone heats fast?
    By MilanDj in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-22-2014, 03:09 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD