July 24th, 2013, 02:35 AM
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Same charging problem here too....
- micro usb plug has to be pushed down a bit to make contact
- charging seems to be continuous but insufficient. Charge level (as indicated on screen) suddenly drops from 90% (phone off) to 20% (phone on) within seconds.
- battery generally drains at anormally fast rate (as compared to before).
I believe one problem is definetly the micro usb socket. I used to play on the phone quite often in bed, with the usb cable plugged in. This could have put strain on the socket until something came loose within. As a consequence the electric contacts' conductivity are erratic and charging gets a lot of little interruptions that may be so short that the phone does not diagnose them as such. So the phone "thinks" it is fully charged, but due to the poor electric contact it actually is not.
Switching to a high grade micro-usb cable helped a bit during some time, but now it seems to get worse again.
I fear my only option is to have the phone send in to check if the socket can be replaced....