Windows Phone disasters – 'My Nokia Lumia 920 melted last night'

We have all been there. Through no fault of our own, our Windows Phones have been dropped, scratched up, sent sailing from a bicycle mount, or otherwise put in harm’s way at least once (more for some).

The latest chapter in Windows Phone horror stories comes from Windows Phone Central member abel920 who connected his loyal Nokia Lumia 920 to the micro USB charger before going to bed. He awoke to the smell of burning wires and wrote it off to someone toasting bread downstairs in the kitchen. While toasting bread in the middle of the night has happened, what generated the burnt wire smell was abel920’s Lumia 920 and charger.

Melted Lumia 920

Based on the photos in abel920’s forum discussion, it looks as though his Lumia 920 is indeed toast. Several have suggested contacting Nokia concerning the charger overheating and melting his phone. So far there have been no updates posted on whether or not Nokia was contacted and if so, their response.

Interestingly, we have never heard about issues with Qi wireless charging, which raises an interesting topic for discussion i.e. is Qi technically safer?

While this Lumia 920 has seen better days, it makes us wonder, what other Windows Phone horror stories are out there. In addition, if your Nokia Lumia has crashed and burned, how responsive has Nokia’s Care Centers been? The few times we have used them, you couldn’t ask for a better response.

Feel free to join in on this WPCentral forum discussion and share your thoughts on the melting Lumia 920.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.