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Old January 29th, 2013, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Phone won't charge

I woke up this morning to only 66% battery life left, even though my phone had been charging overnight. When I got to work I put it on a charger again. I just checked it and I was down to 25%. The battery icon had the lightning bolt indicating that it was charging, but it obviously was not.

If I plug it in with the phone off, I don't get the battery icon, so it's obviously not charging. It's frustrating because the phone says its charging when it's turned on. Any ideas?

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Old January 29th, 2013, 12:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Also forgot to mention, I got the newest version of Google Wallet to install, even though I am on a stock vzw Gnex, do you think that could be causing a problem? I haven't actually tried to use it yet, but it installed and runs.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 06:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try removing and replacing the battery yet?
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I started having the exact same issue about a week ago, but I'm rooted running JBS. I have factory reset twice and nothing. Mine only charges when the phone is off though, and won't charge when the phone is on. Also, when I charge it while off and then turn it back on it still shows the charging symbol even after unplugging it.

I finally just called and filed a warranty claim with Verizon.

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Old January 30th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I pulled the battery several times. Did the same as above and just filed a claim. Was surprised how fast I got it. Put in the claim online last night at about 6:30, phone arrived today.
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I think the USB ports on this phone are a little flimsy....
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I will suggest what I always suggest. Buy an extra battery and battery only charger. I have found my batteries last much much longer both overall and for each charge than charging them in the phone. Been doing this for almost ten years now with all my phones.

Besides, that port is too valuable for hacking and such, why wear it out just having to charge the durn thing?
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Same problem, same time frame here....I wonder if its a software issue. Mine also had the charging icon and says it is charging when it is not plugged in....additionally I had it on my car charger and I pulled the charger out of the socket and the light that indicates the charger is plugged in stayed on...so the power was running backwards out of the phone at that point maybe?

I think it's a software issue...I can get mine to work but it's hit or miss, some chargers that worked last week don't work at all, some work once in a while, none work 100% of the time. All chargers work correctly with other phones.

Done all kinds of battery gyrations....none seem to work.

Weird.
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I will suggest what I always suggest. Buy an extra battery and battery only charger. I have found my batteries last much much longer both overall and for each charge than charging them in the phone. Been doing this for almost ten years now with all my phones.

Besides, that port is too valuable for hacking and such, why wear it out just having to charge the durn thing?
Ditto.

I did this with my EVO 4G and now my Gnex. It saves alot of wear and tear off the USB charging ports on both phones. And my batteries do last longer than charging directly in the phone
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try a different charger. and make sure it is newer and of high quality. sometimes the charging ends (microUSB side) of chargers get bent and loose over time and fail to charge.

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