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Old August 8th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My other half told me her phone wasn't charging so I had a play about, tried different chargers etc and she appeared to be correct.

Trying to rule out a problem with the USB port or the battery, I plugged it into the PC to see if the PC recognised it as an external disk. It did and it is also now charging . I tried a few different cables, and then tried it with the charger from my handset and still, via the PC it's fine, but it will not charge from the mains

I'm toying with reverting to stock and RMA'ing or sticking it in to the local mobile repair shop to see if they can sort but before I do, has anyone else experienced this? She's happy to charge via the PC from now on, but I think this is the start of something bigger and it will eventually stop charging altogether.

Any suggestions or potential fixes I can try myself before I decide whether it goes back to Orange or in for repair would be much appreciated.

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You have probably seen this, but just some suggestions from the Wiki:

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The Blade battery does not charge anymore, what is going on?
You connect the charging cable, but the charging animation does not appear or vanish quickly again, or the animation is shown, but no charging actually takes place. This occasionally happens but no definite solution is known. Some random facts:
Symptom: Using the Blade charger, AC charging is reported, but nothing actually happens. Dis-/reconnecting the charger several times sometimes fixes the problem. - This might be due to a broken charger.
Symptom: Charging via third-party USB charger, and the Blade does not report charging at all, or the charging animation disappears quickly after connecting the cable. - USB voltage too low (i.e., bad or broken USB charger).
Test connecting the mobile to a PC USB port if you suspect the charger is broken. USB is powered by the PC power supply which has much better power quality than typical wall warts. Be aware normal USB charging is slower though (takes about 4 hours).
If you have the equipment, measure the charger voltage under load (a 10 Ohms resistor does the job). If voltage is below 4.7V, the charger is broken.
The ROM has little control over the charging process so it is unlikely (but not impossible) the problem is ROM related.
A more reliable indication for whether the battery is charging or not is observing the battery voltage. If it stays constant (+-1mV, not more), it is not charging. Also, the battery gets slightly warm when charging.
Some part of the charging circuity seems to reside in the battery, so it might be a broken battery.
External battery chargers are available.
Wiping battery stats in ClockworkMod might or might not help.
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Got a voltmeter and a 10 Ohm resistor as load?

Good little threads here and here
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I'll have a chinwag with my sparky mate, see if I can borrow any of his kit.

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I'll have a chinwag with my sparky mate, see if I can borrow any of his kit.

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just put another interest linky in my original post, very interesting stuff, might not solve your OH's problem, as it seems phone, not charger related, but will help ppl who have non-ZTE chargers, which only charge at USB rate....

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You need a charger which outputs:

At least 370mA, while maintaining the 5.0V (with data lines NOT connected)
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At least 700mA, while maintaining the 5.0V (with data line connected)
Hope things can be fixed.
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Loyal subject, as always your sage like guidance is greatly appreciated, thank you.

She's changed her tune though, rather than mess about with things, she wants to take it to the mobile repair shop tomorrow.
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Loyal subject, as always your sage like guidance is greatly appreciated, thank you.

She's changed her tune though, rather than mess about with things, she wants to take it to the mobile repair shop tomorrow.
Most wise of your First Lady, Excellency.......

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Please I am just wondering if you ever solve this problem, without having to send it out to repair and if you did send it out, to where and what was the solution? please below is my my own problem:
Hello all, I have had my phone since March 2012 but got it rooted last month (blukuban). Everything was fine and I liked it, I also used an app call ‘NOON’ on my phone for my daily jogging and every now and then after finish jogging I will realize that the phone is wet, I will open it up and dry it, however sometimes last week, I kept getting a message that 'charging paused, voltage is high'. The phone will stop charging but this message sometimes even displayed when I am not charging the phone, so eventually the phone died since the battery is not charging. I took the phone to the store and they refused to work on it since I rooted it, they claimed that I voided my warranty and it is possible that the phone has water inside. I got another battery and the phone comes on but still will not charge. The phone just powered itself on and there is no way to turn it off unless I take the battery out. I am just wondering if anyone has experience such an issue before or what suggestions you might have for me. The phone still work but the problem I have now is charging it or make sure I can turn it off when the batter is inserted. Thanks in advance
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