September 14th, 2011, 04:17 AM
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Won't Re-charge? How to fix it.
I've had my Tab for about 10 months. A couple of days ago, I thought I'd run the battery down. But I could not get the device to recharge.
I'd plugged into my work computer's usb. Didn't take a charge. My car charger: wouldn't take a charge. I'd even left it plugged in for 24 hours to my home computer, but still no luck.
The solution: charge in on the Samsung USB charger.
As you probably know by now, the Galaxy Tab needs a 1.5 amp USB power supply to charge at full speed. It will charge slowly on a 0.5 amp USB power supply as long as the device is powered down. And it will run without depleting the battery as well, but will not recharge.
One more wrinkle apparently: if you totally discharge the battery, then you will need to charge it on a 1.5 amp charger instead of a 0.5 amp charger. Kinda relieved. I thought I'd lost it. :-P