Exploding iPhone 3GS

A customer brought me an iPhone where the screen was being pushed away from the base and could not be put/forced back. The reason for this was that the battery had grown in thickness. Replacing the battery was not an option as the battery had caused the motherboard to bend and crack.

The thin silver block at the top is a new iPhone battery. The silver bag at the bottom is the exploding one

The thin silver block at the top is a new iPhone battery. The silver bag at the bottom is the exploding one

Illegal Activity Has Been Detected

This is scare ware! It is trying to blackmail you for your money. You cannot do anything with your computer. Ctrl-Alt-Delete does not work. Safe mode does not help you. The only way that you can get rid of this is to pay the required amount which starts at £50. The computer will then be useable again…… for a few weeks and then it happens again.

Update:

I have now seen this three times and as part of a computer service it will be removed.