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Old 06-07-2009, 02:36 AM
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My Solution to Overheating While Tethered

tethered internet is the only internet access i have at the moment, so heat has become an issue. i've solved it in some not-so-practical ways such as putting the phone in the window on a cold day or setting it on a box fan lying flat. i wanted something a little more practical so i made this:

it consists of an extended battery back, a fan from a 486 heatsink, and a 12v AC adapter i had lying around... cost me a total of $18 on ebay.
i just drilled holes for screws and cut a 1.25"x1.25" hole for airflow.
as you can see, i scratched the back a couple times while cutting and drilling, but this wasn't made for looks
sorry i don't have any pictures of it on the phone, but my phone is the only camera i have!
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:24 AM
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Re: My Solution to Overheating While Tethered

lol, that's so awesome
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:25 AM
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Re: My Solution to Overheating While Tethered

haha, i sit my phone on an air purifier when i tether... its pathetic that it has come to this type of solution, but thats how it is i guess.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:10 AM
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Re: My Solution to Overheating While Tethered

here's mine, it's a peltier cooler. now I can be lazy when I want a cold drink too.
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Re: My Solution to Overheating While Tethered

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here's mine, it's a peltier cooler. now I can be lazy when I want a cold drink too.
That is HILARIOUS
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:38 AM
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Re: My Solution to Overheating While Tethered

Nothing new, the idea has been done by me and a few others.
Cheapest way is to place your phone over a blue ice pack in the bag. Put some foil between the phone and the pack to cool it quicker.
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:28 AM
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Re: My Solution to Overheating While Tethered

Man, I can't believe your phone gets that hot. Seems like it should never get hot enough for you to have to do any of these things. Mine never gets very hot. I must be lucky. NOT!
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:45 AM
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Man, I can't believe your phone gets that hot. Seems like it should never get hot enough for you to have to do any of these things. Mine never gets very hot. I must be lucky. NOT!
so was that sarcasm? heavy cell radio usage generates quite abit of heat. the reason for keeping it cool is for the battery so it will keep charging.
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Re: My Solution to Overheating While Tethered

No, my phone never really gets very hot.
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:56 AM
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Re: My Solution to Overheating While Tethered

not even after a hour call or streaming music/vid? Your lucky!
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