07-29-2014 11:09 PM
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  1. Adriaan NL's Avatar
    Do you guys use micro usb cables from previous phones? I do all the time. I use the same charger from my HTC Trophy to charge my Nokia Lumia Icon.
    Good question! I do the same with my Moto G - he shares my Lumia cable & charger. I also have a setup in which I use an iPhone (I got an iPod Video lol) charger with the Moto G cable - is that healthy or should I stick with the Nokia setup?
    03-15-2014 05:35 AM
  2. Jonas Jorgensen's Avatar
    That is the original usb cable.I have a 920 and i got the same white cable.
    03-15-2014 08:01 PM
  3. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Just contact Nokia, it does not supost to happend, no matter what kind of cable.
    Usb is universal, if it was dangeres they should have made a other connector and/or should give somekind of warning.
    Actually what is universal is the bus, not necessarily the power standards for AC adapters. Actual 'wall warts' can deliver power above the normal USB standard that PCs, tablets, and laptops support. This is how they enable rapid charging. It is technically part of the newer USB spec, but it can vary on implementation and still be allowed to be called USB.

    With that you need to be careful, especially with the way LiPo batteries charge, that you're delivering exactly the power it's asking for.

    That's why it's important to determine if this was the original charger designed for the Lumia 920 or if it's a different cable or AC adapter.
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    03-15-2014 09:00 PM
  4. Robbie_Jardine's Avatar
    It seems as though WPCentral has made references on their news coverage of this that the abel920 was using a QI wireless charger where in fact he doesn't state this at all!!

    I'm not sure what I would do if my phone melted or suffered a different fate other than use my crappy Android phone.
    03-18-2014 12:49 PM
  5. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I know you have to use official chargers, but how are you supposed to use it if you lose or break the one that came in the box, as you can't really buy one besides eBay and WPCentral store? And what if your phone is low on battery and you don't have your plug, but someone else has a charger for the S4, for example? And if someone has a charger at their office, because they don't want to keep taking their official charger? :-/
    03-18-2014 12:57 PM
  6. Xellsama's Avatar
    I opened up my phone a long time ago to change the shell though. I don't think they will agree to give me a new one.
    See, now I'm wondering if the whole "shell changing" thing that OP did might have had caused some long term problem that led to this. While alot of these customization is possible, the original engineering and construction almost always yield better results.
    03-18-2014 01:00 PM
  7. vansiv's Avatar
    Why the last pic looks like photoshoped in the usb outpout?
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    Just asking!
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    03-18-2014 01:01 PM
  8. kb4000's Avatar
    It seems as though WPCentral has made references on their news coverage of this that the abel920 was using a QI wireless charger where in fact he doesn't state this at all!!
    The article doesn't say he was using one. They brought up Qi a comparison.
    03-18-2014 01:04 PM
  9. Localhorst86's Avatar
    I know you have to use official chargers, but how are you supposed to use it if you lose or break the one that came in the box, as you can't really buy one besides eBay and WPCentral store? And what if your phone is low on battery and you don't have your plug, but someone else has a charger for the S4, for example? And if someone has a charger at their office, because they don't want to keep taking their official charger? :-/
    the problem is usually not "official vs. unofficial". The key to safe charging is to use quality chargers and not cheap ones you can often get from china or shady retailers. Pay more and get a brand product, one that can provide the same amperage as the original charger (1.3A for the lumias if my memory us correct.)
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk Beta
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    03-18-2014 01:05 PM
  10. kb4000's Avatar
    See, now I'm wondering if the whole "shell changing" thing that OP did might have had caused some long term problem that led to this. While alot of these customization is possible, the original engineering and construction almost always yield better results.
    Swapping shells is theoretically fine. The problem is with electrostatic discharge. A static shock from your body has extremely high voltage. A shock that is literally imperceptible to you could cause permanent damage to your device. It's possible that a component was shocked when the device was opened which eventually caused this problem. Just because it still works when you put it back together doesn't mean you didn't harm it. This is why device manufacturers can't be expected to replace devices that have been opened for ANY reason.
    03-18-2014 01:12 PM
  11. kb4000's Avatar
    the problem is usually not "official vs. unofficial". The key to safe charging is to use quality chargers and not cheap ones you can often get from china or shady retailers. Pay more and get a brand product, one that can provide the same amperage as the original charger (1.3A for the lumias if my memory us correct.)
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk Beta
    I agree with using quality chargers but using different amped chargers really shouldn't be a problem at all as long as it's all designed correctly and high quality. USB chargers are designed so that the phone only pulls what it needs. For example, plug your Nokia 1.3 amp charger into a dumb phone. Most dumb phones can only handle .5 or .7 amps but nothing explodes. I use a 2.1 amp charger on my phone all of the time and if I were to hook up an ammeter it would show a draw of around 1.3 amps.
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    03-18-2014 01:23 PM
  12. Vladimir Carpio Morales's Avatar
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    same thing happened to me
    could not load had been damaged Ribbon cable / USB / Mic for Lumia 920

    buy it and change
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    03-18-2014 01:43 PM
  13. erzhik's Avatar
    We all know that our 920s overheat when charging. Maybe its the fake housing shell that couldn't hold the temperature?
    03-18-2014 02:12 PM
  14. Nikola Mitev's Avatar
    Probably Samsung or apple fan... Does not even know how to fake melting.... poor guy.....
    03-18-2014 02:15 PM
  15. inteller's Avatar
    was this done on a 110 or 220 outlet?
    03-18-2014 02:29 PM
  16. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    Probably Samsung or apple fan... Does not even know how to fake melting.... poor guy.....
    not a nice thing to say as a first post.
    but why should he, check his history, no Apples or Samsungs in non of his postings.
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    03-18-2014 02:31 PM
  17. Xellsama's Avatar
    Swapping shells is theoretically fine. The problem is with electrostatic discharge. A static shock from your body has extremely high voltage. A shock that is literally imperceptible to you could cause permanent damage to your device. It's possible that a component was shocked when the device was opened which eventually caused this problem. Just because it still works when you put it back together doesn't mean you didn't harm it. This is why device manufacturers can't be expected to replace devices that have been opened for ANY reason.
    haha, yep that's what I meant. Thank you for explaining it in a more technical way =)
    03-18-2014 02:35 PM
  18. Localhorst86's Avatar
    We all know that our 920s overheat when charging. Maybe its the fake housing shell that couldn't hold the temperature?
    Mine does not overheat or get warm even.
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk Beta
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    03-18-2014 02:54 PM
  19. Localhorst86's Avatar
    I agree with using quality chargers but using different amped chargers really shouldn't be a problem at all as long as it's all designed correctly and high quality. USB chargers are designed so that the phone only pulls what it needs. For example, plug your Nokia 1.3 amp charger into a dumb phone. Most dumb phones can only handle .5 or .7 amps but nothing explodes. I use a 2.1 amp charger on my phone all of the time and if I were to hook up an ammeter it would show a draw of around 1.3 amps.
    You're right. i should rephrase that to "ar least the amperage of the original charger". Devices will only pull what they need but if a phone tries to pull more than the adapter can provide this might cause damage to the charger and pose a fire threat.
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk Beta
    03-18-2014 02:58 PM
  20. piaqt's Avatar
    Connect via USB to your PC. And turn the PC on, plugged-in. No, you can't take it everywhere with you, but it's a workaround, and USB cables are inexpensive. In addition to Nokia, contact your service provider. Even AT&T (gasp!) has been occasionally reasonable in such cases.
    03-18-2014 02:59 PM
  21. abel920's Avatar
    Why the last pic looks like photoshoped in the usb outpout?
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    Just asking!
    That's my pants you're seeing through. I took the picture when I removed the housing shell because my 920 is the only camera I have at that time, so there's no way for me to take a picture of my phone's bottom. I also have used the official OEM charger, my phone is with Rogers.
    Thanks for the support guys. I really appreciate it.
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    03-18-2014 03:25 PM
  22. kb4000's Avatar
    Connect via USB to your PC. And turn the PC on, plugged-in. No, you can't take it everywhere with you, but it's a workaround, and USB cables are inexpensive. In addition to Nokia, contact your service provider. Even AT&T (gasp!) has been occasionally reasonable in such cases.
    Are you proposing using a PC to charge all the time? Also I would never plug anything into that phone again. Qi is the way to go from now on.
    03-18-2014 03:29 PM
  23. IzaacJ's Avatar
    I've actually been scared of this happening to both mine and my fiancees 920. Both of them get really hot with our oem chargers (white adapter and white cable), and sometimes they get overheated by just laying in the pocket doing nothing. My fiancees 920 occasionally crashes due to overheating (when browsing the web, Rudys 9gag app etc) and mine has crashed a few times due to overheating. My phone has been on service twice, first they just reflashed it, second time they replaced the motherboard. Might send it in again and have it replaced.
    03-18-2014 05:22 PM
  24. RXT00's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me, however I pulled the plug before any melting. I replaced the USB ribbon cable and it works fine since.

    My phone never gets overheated charging unless I'm using it at the same time or I'm using a wireless charger.
    03-18-2014 06:03 PM
  25. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    You're right. i should rephrase that to "ar least the amperage of the original charger". Devices will only pull what they need but if a phone tries to pull more than the adapter can provide this might cause damage to the charger and pose a fire threat.
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk Beta
    Bingo!
    03-18-2014 06:46 PM
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