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Dissatisfied Samsung customer makes Galaxy Note 7 explode with hammer

By
Ben Hooper
A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 bursts into flames after being struck with a hammer. Screenshot: Storyful
A Samsung Galaxy Note 7 bursts into flames after being struck with a hammer. Screenshot: Storyful

BEIJING, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A Samsung user whose Galaxy Note 7 exploded and charred his laptop made his replacement phone also explode -- but this time he used a hammer.

Hui Renjie captured video Sept. 26 of his Samsung Galaxy Note 7 overheating and melting while on the keyboard of his Macbook, causing char damage to the laptop.

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Renjie, who said Samsung denied him a refund, obtained a new Galaxy Note 7 and decided to see how difficult it would be to cause the phone's battery to explode like his first one.

The video shows Renjie placing a piece of wood over the phone and striking the wood with a hammer a few times before switching to direct hammer strikes on the phone.

Two direct strikes is all it takes to cause the phone to burst and spit flames in all directions.

The fire burns out in a matter of seconds, leaving the device completely destroyed.

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