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It's not that the microwave heats on it's own. It took the water molecules and heated them, which means they would've entered every nook and cranny in the phone. It's fried and well watered, a major double whammy.

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I wonder how many people tried it after reading this FML: *Reads FML about someone's phone getting fried in the microwave, decides to try it anyways* "DAMMIT, my phone is ruined, STUPID MICROWAVE!"

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I cannot understand why OP didn’t google it. After starting typing a few letters Google comes up with terms like “phone charging microwave” and the search results are clear from the beginning.

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it's not the heat that damages the electronics. put a fork in the microwave and see what happens. the metal collects energy from the microwaves being emitted. the energy is converted to electric potential at a high rate, resulting in sparks forming that ark from one conductive material to another. this in fact damages the phone. it basically creates electrical shorts all throughout the phone, causing electrical circuits to be damage. the microwave will not get hot enough to damage the phone from

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Oh hey there op, I'm currently selling off large parcels of oceanfront property in Las Vegas. I'm only looking for a few investors and selling for less than half the market value due to some poor decisions. Please wire me $10k so I know you're serious and that land will be yours. Yours truely Herp Derp

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@414. yeah, I would love to say that was autocorrect that messed up arc and ark, but u am pretty sure I derped that word all up. feel like an idiot now. I was trying to give a dumb down version of what was going in. I doubt most people would follow a discussion on electrons at the nano-scale. in all actuallity, the microwave acts as an absorber of emp energy, since it is eventually a faraway cage. so in case of a nuclear blast, throw your electronics in the microwave (without turning it on). yo

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eyepuppy- A fork creates sparks because of the spines. A spoon won't (or will so much less) because it is a smoother surface. A microwave moves charge around in conductive materials creating large electric fields which are the largest when the topology has large curvature (the points of a fork) and can be large enough to surpass the electric breakdown of air. This can still happen for, say, a spoon, but it is less likely. None of this has anything to do with a phone which is entirely about th

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Don't tell him that! Or at least put, "I am not liable for any serious injuries, or death, of any persons attempting this", or you might be held accountable for his dumbass getting his brain fried.

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36 - Now you got me all scared. I have no idea how someone can put their head in a microwave but if you do accomplish this difficult task then remember, I'm not responsible for any results that may come from it.

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To #271: Some insurance covers defects but also any accidents. Accidents meaning dropping the phone losing it, or having it stolen. I don't think putting it in a microwave to charge it falls under the accident category.

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#3, OP didn't think, if he/she did, the smartphone would still be alive. RIP, smartphone. May God have a mercy on his soul, he was a good phone, but he's in a better place now.

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#140, to add: unfortunately, she won the case and now most (if not all) manufacturers mention in the manual not to put animals into the microdrive oven. She didn't get charged with animal cruelty...

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It's a prank that's been spreading through the internet to see how many people they can get to microwave their phones. It's got nothing to do with The Onion. Apparently, it worked on at least one person.

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A bunch of trolls on 4chan.org came up with the idea and created a realistic, official-looking picture advertising "Wave", the new iOS 8 technology where you can charge your phone in the microwave. They then spread it on Twitter, and sadly, some idiots tried it.

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I doubt the manual would even address microwaving the phone.. The company who makes the phone would probably safely assume that no normal person would microwave their phone! But apparently not in this case..

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A quick check of the Samsung users manual shows that in the small print at the end it does indeed inform you not to place your phone "on or in any microwave, convection or conventional oven". Apparently this idiocy was, in fact, anticipated.

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Of course it would! There's instructions and warnings on everything! If they have to put "caution, hot!" On coffee and other HOT beverages, of course they need to put that on cell phones...

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That "hot" warning label stuff became a big deal when one lady got 3rd degree burns on 16% of her body in 1992. People expect coffee to be hot, sure, just not 190 degrees

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