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iPhone malfunctioning? Blame that MRI machine near you

ANI  |  California [United States] 

Not all users know that their is allergic to the presence of and certainly not many would know that something as common as an machine contains liquid that can cause an to stop working.

A Reddit user Harritaco was surprised when an machine being installed at their work resulted in iPhones and Watches of around 40 people malfunctioning. It was only impacting products and not devices, Cnet reported.

To this, another Redditor, captaincool, explained that the in the machines, used to cool the magnets inside, impacts the microelectromechanical system, or MEMS, oscillators in the These tiny devices keep the phone's clock running. For the iPhone to work properly, the resonators have to be kept inside a hermetically sealed chamber, which can be permeable to gasses like helium.

So the next time you are near helium, or an MRI machine, be sure to keep your iPhone far away from the possible impact of the damaging gas.

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First Published: Thu, November 01 2018. 13:10 IST