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Exploding iPhone 5 tested
- Published: 15/05/2013 at 09:38 AM
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Your Apple iPhone 5 is unlikely to explode – unless some very strange things happen to it after it is sold. That was the conclusion of an independent test conducted on the phone of a local iPhone owner whose phone did explode.
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A video by MCOT displayed the phone after the explosion.
Exploding iPhone 5 tested
Your Apple iPhone 5 is unlikely to explode – unless some very strange things happen to it after it is sold.
Tests carried out on an Apple iPhone 5 after its owner complained that it exploded while he was using it have shown the phone blew up after a screw slipped into its battery tray and caused a short circuit.
Apart from the loose screw , an investigation carried out by Exponent, an American independent advisory company, also said another screw on the outside cover of the phone was set in a wrong position.
It showed the phone's cover had been opened with something that was not the specific tool required for the task, the report said.
National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) secretary-general Thakorn Tantasit announced the test results yesterday.
He said the iPhone's importer insisted the screw was not an original component packed with the device.
The iPhone explosion, reported by businessman Suwicha Uasomsaksakul in March, was the first such case in Thailand of the Apple product blowing up. Mr Suwicha said he had been talking on the two-month-old device for about 30 seconds when it became too hot to touch. He dropped it on the ground where it exploded.
Mr Suwicha lodged a complaint with the police.
Mr Thakorn said the NBTC will conduct its own investigation into the explosion to see if its results match the tests done by Exponent.
Adapted from a story in today's Bangkok Post by Chaloempong Phanthupo.
complain – to say that you are annoyed, unhappy or not satisfied about somebody/something บ่น, ร้องทุกข์
blow up – to be destroyed by an explosion; to destroy something by an explosion ระเบิดทำลาย
screw – a thin pointed piece of metal like a nail with a raised spiral (circular) line (called a thread) ตะปูควง
slip – to slide out of position ลื่นไถล
tray – a flat piece of plastic, metal, or wood with raised edges, used for carrying or holding things ถาด
short circuit – a failure in an electrical circuit, when electricity travels along the wrong route because of damaged wires or a fault in the connections between the wires วงจรลัด, ช็อต
loose – not tied together; not held in position by anything or contained in anything ไม่ถูกผูก, ไม่ถูกควบคุมตัว
investigation – the process of trying to find out all the details or facts about something in order to discover who or what caused it or how it happened การสอบสวน, การตรวจสอบหาข้อเท็จจริง
independent – done or given by somebody who is not involved in a situation and so is able to judge it fairly อิสระ, ไม่ขึ้นใคร
advisory – having the role of giving professional advice ที่เกี่ยวกับการให้คำปรึกษา
specific – involving or relating to only one particular thing or type of thing เฉพาะเจาะจง, โดยเฉพาะ
task – something that you have to do, often work that is difficult งาน, งานที่ยาก, ภารกิจ, งานที่สำคัญ,
importer – a person, company, or country that brings goods into their country in order to sell them ผู้นำเข้า
insist – to keep saying very firmly that something is true ยืนกราน ยืนยัน
original – the first of something เดิม, แบบฉบับ
component – a part which combines with other parts to form something bigger ส่วนประกอบ,ส่วนเสริม
device – a machine or piece of equipment that does a particular job อุปกรณ์ เครื่องมือ เครื่องจักร
lodge a complaint – to make a formal statement to someone in authority that someone has done something wrong or something has gone wrong ยื่นคำร้อง
conduct – to do something in an organised way; to carry out — ลงมือทำ, ดำเนิน, ปฏิบัติ
match – to be the same as or very similar to something else เท่าเทียมกันกับ, เท่ากันกับ
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