The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Drama Is Not over Yet

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I wrote about the Note 7 recall in general and with my personal experience before in this post. Now, new issues arise. Remember how first Samsung tried to play it down to a voluntary recall and that the issue is not that bad at all. Also, I mentioned that I spoke to a Verizon Authorized Dealer about the Note 7 exchange and he just told me I shouldn’t worry about it. There are only 30 cases so far out of over a Million sold devices.

I finally got my replacement Note 7 two weeks ago and using it now in my daily life. I double checked on the Samsung website to make sure it is a replacement device. I typed in the IMEI and checked the box for the square dot, which should indicate a replacement and safe Note 7.

Square Dot on Box indicates replacement Note 7
Square Dot on Box indicates replacement Note 7

There should be also a green battery indicator at three different spots throughout the phone’s User Interface. However, my replacement Note 7 doesn’t show any of this green battery indicators. I only have the white one in the top status bar and that’s it. The other two places, as seen in the picture below, don’t even show a battery symbol on my phone.

Green Battery indicates replacment Note 7
Green Battery indicates replacement Note 7

Now three replacement devices caught fire in less than a week. One in the hands of a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl from Farmington, Minnesota , one in the bedroom of Michael Klering of Nicholasville, Kentucky, and one onboard a Southwest Airlines plane in Lousiville, Kentucky. The plane was still boarding and it got evacuated right away as the turned off Note 7 started smoking. None of these replacement phones were even plugged into a charger. None of the phones were plugged in when the incidents happened.

It gets even more alarming. Michael Klering of Nicholasville, Kentucky texted back and forth with a Samsung rep and received a message which was not intended for him.

Just now got this. I can try and slow him down if we think it will matter, or we just let him do what he keeps threatening to do and see if he does it

Samsung and the Consumer Product Safety Commission investigating that issue. From Samsung, you hear from every front how important the safety of their customers is. Obviously not important enough. Seems the Note7 has a bigger flaw than originally thought. I just hope my Note 7 doesn’t go up in flames and worth, setting something on fire.



The internet went nuts after hearing about the tendency of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to explode. A clever modder named HitmanNiko decided to bring this “feature” into GTA V.

Now you can buy exploding Note 7s in the Armory of your choice in the GTA V world. The Note 7 is a skin for the sticky bomb in GTA V.

Even tho it’s no fun for the people who are personally affected by the exploding Note 7s. I doubt that Samsung itself is very happy about the mod, but I guess they have more issues to struggle with the real world problem than a mod for a game.



Most carriers take the phone back without any questions asked. I am thinking about returning my Note 7 and getting one of the new Google Pixel phones. I had Samsung phones ever since they launched the Galaxy S3 and from there jumped straight onto the Note lineup and was very happy with my Note 2 and 3. Note 4 was a disaster, never had the Note 5 and now the issues with the Note 7!!!

What’s your opinion? Are you sticking with the Note 7?

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