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Old August 15th, 2012, 06:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi does anyone know any solution to why my nexus charging icon is showing when phone is not plugged in .Have tried cleaning out USB port tried new cable and made sure that USB tab is not touching inside port.plus have tried hard reboot ,don't want to reset phone as doesn't think it wil work but will do if you think it will help .

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I've only heard of this problem with damaged/defective USB ports. I don't think a reset will do much good but you can try it. What happens when you actually plug in?
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The phone charges fine but when I unplug it it still shows thunder bolt icon and on lock screen saying charging blah percent ,plus battery drains faster than normal don't think CPU is sleeping properly .very frustrating .
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I've read about this on another forums and the conclusion was a faulty USB port. Going to agree with Tim on this one.
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Thanks guys ,trip to 3 shop then
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Yup, I just had to send mine in for the exact same issue.

Of course, mine was caused by chicken noodle soup getting in the port

You can try using a can of computer air to blow the port out and see if that helps(it didn't for me)
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I had this happen to me yesterday. You can fix it rather easy. Stick a paper clip under the usb port and lift it up. Also clean it there might be something stuck under it.
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Yup, I just had to send mine in for the exact same issue.

Of course, mine was caused by chicken noodle soup getting in the port

You can try using a can of computer air to blow the port out and see if that helps(it didn't for me)
You probably shouldn't be docking your phone in a bowl of chicken soup.
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You probably shouldn't be docking your phone in a bowl of chicken soup.

Goes without saying, doesn't it?

Always dock in a CUP of chicken RICE soup.
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Thanks will try it .luckly I don't like chicken soup.
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Have just cleaned out USB port and still no luck looks like my phones going in for repair .thanks anyway guys
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The USB is knackered .The ports on Nexus i9250 are really bad

Not taking a charge ,Only looking like its charging when the phone is switched off,Not being recognized by the pc or laptop you're plugging into and not transferring data .

Theres 3 answers:

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You fix it yourself: If you get something very thin,and very gently lift the centre piece of the port up or down - to centre it inside the port of the phone.
This will probably only work once,and is really only a temporary answer,it will go wrong again for sure,but might allow you to transfer anything important before it packs up again.
Do it too much and the contacts will be knackered within the socket,it's easily done.This however isn't the end of your phone ,you will have to have the port replaced though.

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You can take it back to the shop ,or send it off to Samsung .
Ok,you get a new phone or a new port but that will give the same problems as your old one in the end,so not great.


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Send off to a repair shop (Searched internet ) Shop was in Sheffield for mine(from memory) Took about 3-4 days ,and now it works ,no problems at all (Its been nearly 3 months ) Repair cost about 20-25 ,and they didn't fit a Samsung port back in (which is perfect!)It was all in all very easy.

Hope this helps ,because when mine went wrong i was tearing my hair out and thinking it was going to cost a fortune,but it didn't.
If anyone wants the name of the shop i used drop me an IM ,because i probably can't post it here
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Goes without saying, doesn't it?

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Thanks will try it .luckly I don't like chicken soup.

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I am having the same problem. I have had my phone for about three months and this just started. I have one charging cable that seems to work with the phone, charges it correctly, and when I unplug it the "charging" lightning icon disappears. And the battery seems to be draining quicker.
Does this mean I have to take it in to the dealer?
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Hey guys, get this - I sent my phone into Samsung for repair because the USB port was not charging at all (or 9 times out of 10). They "fixed" it, and when I got it back, it charges, but now I have the phantom charging issue. So from about 100% to 80% each day, it alternates between thinking it's charging and not. So the screen comes on constantly, and as someone mentioned, the phone doesn't sleep properly, so the battery life is shortened. I guess they traded it out for another faulty USB port, or they installed it poorly and there's some sort of short. I will probably have to send back to Samsung...so we'll see.
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My phone has started doing this recently too. I haven't tried electrical cleaner, but I have attempted to blow it out with compressed air and clean it out with a pin. I can't seem to fix the issue, but I have found a good workaround...

After charging the phone (or having a USB cable attached for syncing) and removing the cable, if the the phone still thinks that it's charging, I simply power it off and remove the battery for a second. Re-insert the battery and power the phone back on... that's it... my phone will no longer be stuck in charging mode. Simply power cycling the phone doesn't work, I have to physically remove the battery for a second.
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I had the charging issue for a couple of months and I am not sure that they are all related to a faulty USB port. I have not been using a USB charger for 5-6 months. I use the Samsung docking station (1 at home & 1 at work) and I use the battery charger to keep extra batteries charged and ready to go (always keep one in my pocket for times when I am away from my docks).

This issue appeared out of the blue and continued for a couple of months and then was gone as quickly as it appeared. They only way to get rid of it after pulling it off of the dock was to power off and pull the battery. I went through a bunch of ROMs and even Stock, but none seemed to get rid of or solve the issue. It ended up going away midway through a run of nightlies during CM10, all dirty flashes from one nightly to another. Since then I have been through JellyBelly 10-11 & am now on CM10.1 and have not had any relapses.
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