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Old April 25th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Confused Samsung galaxy s2 4.0.3. battery paused voltage too high trouble

Really struggling to find a solution to my problems. Updated my phone through Kies to 4.0.3. now I get an error message every 30 seconds saying battery paused voltage too high. Tried new battery, tried charging 100% then taking out battery, downgrading firmware, rerooting, restoring factory settings even cleaning out the usb port. When connected to a pc this only charges the phone, only connects through Odin. When i take out usb or normal charger the battery icon on my phone shows that it is still charging up to 5 mins after disconnecting. Also battery can appear to be at 15% to 100% no matter how long the phones been charging. Please help if anyone can because im close to throwing the thing up the wall. I dont class myself to be a noob with this kinda thing but this has me stumped!!

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I've got the same issue. Was running ICS for about a week and a half fine, then all of a sudden this. Whenever it is unplugged every 30 seconds get the notification "Charging paused. Voltage too high." If left not charging it seems to heat up and the battery drains quicker than it used to. Kies can't find it when it's connected to the computer either.
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I have had this snag but now sorted it out (for 3 hrs at least). I shut phone down, removed battery and cleaned usb connection out with a pin. Some muck (green verdigris??) on connectors was evident. Powered it back up and now it knows when charger removed and no more messages. They were every minute or so. Like others it only started after upgrade to ICS.
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Since upgrading to ICS via Kies I can't charge my phone in the car.
After about 60 seconds I get a message saying "Charging paused - Voltage too high". If I unplug and try again, I get the same problem

The phone has just had a replacement system board under warranty due to another problem and they also upgraded to ICS for me but I was getting the issue before the system board swap and am getting it after.

ICS has only even been installed via the correct method of Kies.

I would also add that battery life isn't as good as it used to be.
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Well having had it working fine for a day or so, the problem is back and cleaning out connector has had no effect.....frustrating !!!
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Have taken my phone to carphone warehouse they said they ould need to flash my phone and reinstall the latest firmware but this cud take a few days wanted to try and sort it myself but this is the only way to fix the problem or buy a new phone so they said.
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Yeah, I cleaned out the usb connection, had about half a day of it working normally but it's back to being a pain.

Anyone else had this and any other tips?
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Yeah, I cleaned out the usb connection, had about half a day of it working normally but it's back to being a pain.

Anyone else had this and any other tips?
Yes , same problem and need help......
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Question Battery paused voltage too high

My wifes GS2 started doing this exact same thing yesterday! A week or so after Kies updated it to ICS 4.0.3 I have no idea how to fix it... tried different chargers, swapped her battery for mine (I have an SG2 as well) factory reset phone all to no avail! Any ideas any one?
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Unhappy Having the same issue

I am having the same issue with my Galaxy S2, tried running the battery down to nil, then recharging. taking battery out.

But from the above I am going to take it as a firmware issue instead of actually being an issue with the battery
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Old May 6th, 2012, 03:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok so i fixed the problem i was having first of all i used a pair of tweezers to push forward the usb port on my phone this turned my phone off up on restart it worked fine again. Charged overnight had the same problem again so done my tweezer trick again and worked a second time. Phoned my network they said this is a common fault with the ICS update. Ok so they told me to back up my phone with kies and do a hard reset by goining into settings > Back up and reset >Tick the "Erase USB Storage" then hit reset phone. Now restore your phone with kies problem has now been fixed for a few days now i hope this helps guys!!!
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That would be good except that Kies hasn't connected to my phone since this issue began. Becomes a question of do I want to keep my content or lose it to get a fully functional phone.
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I've been reading the forums and it seems to me like there's quite a number of people suffering the same problem post-upgrading to ICS.

I too am experiencing this problem since upgrading but only with my in car charger. At the moment it seems to be charging ok via the mains charger but after 30 secs of being plugged into my in-car charger get the same error message.

I'm with T-Mobile UK and don't know if this issue is just with the T-Mobile update of ICS or if its a general problem with ICS as a whole.
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I had to reinstall kies, but did u try have poke around with your USB port? Make sure the pin is not touching the sides of the USB port itself or try and give it a little tweak forward this should stop the message temporarily till you can connect it to kies.
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sguigglydoo200, I never had any issues charging my phone with my car charger (when I was running with Gingerbread) prior to updating to ICS therefore I believe that its an issue with the operating system rather then with the hardware.

I dont have any issues charging my phone using the USB connection with my computer no with charging it using the electrical main just with the car charger so up until now am not suffering too much inconvenience however its still annoying.
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I had to reinstall kies, but did u try have poke around with your USB port? Make sure the pin is not touching the sides of the USB port itself or try and give it a little tweak forward this should stop the message temporarily till you can connect it to kies.

hey buddy, I've had the same problem , I was so sad about it.

I did and used a pin to clean or move the use port chip a little bit, and

so far my galaxy s 2 is not showing the message '' charging paused, battery

too high '' . thank you man, I hope this fixed my problem forever.
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Had this problem since the update. This my first smart phone and have no idea how to fix this. Does anyone know if there will be another update to fix it. Or can anyone tell me who to ask if there will be an update. ARRRH it keeps popping up
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Hi guys, I had the same, upgraded to ICS through kies on T-Mobile and got the same massage, had a lot of trouble turning phone on without the charger plugged in, tried swapping battery with my sons sg2 he doesn't get that message, so it's not the battery.The only thing that works (9 times out of 10) is remove the battery for about 15/20 minutes, then put it back in and the message disappears, battery seams ok. If I do this it'll go for a few days, even a week without the message reappearing. The more I've had too do this the longer the gap between the message reappearing, hope this helps
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Has anyone tried restoring the software as suggested in sguigglydoo200's post #11?

I'm inclined to think it was the restore that fixed it rather than poking around in the USB port
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Hi have had this prob on two s2's. Sent one for repair, they wanted 186 including vat-no way. Replaced under insurance and same problem again after 6 weeks. Found many references about USB so found part on Ebay for 6.99 and thought-why not the old phone does not work anyway. Found video on youtube and in 30 minutes I had a perfectly working phone with ICS on it. Encouraged I brought new USB for my other phone and ended up with two beautiful S2's with latest software. Now have happy stepson as he has a S2. What a rip off from repairers.
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Hi have had this prob on two s2's. Sent one for repair, they wanted 186 including vat-no way. Replaced under insurance and same problem again after 6 weeks. Found many references about USB so found part on Ebay for 6.99 and thought-why not the old phone does not work anyway. Found video on youtube and in 30 minutes I had a perfectly working phone with ICS on it. Encouraged I brought new USB for my other phone and ended up with two beautiful S2's with latest software. Now have happy stepson as he has a S2. What a rip off from repairers.
This doesn't explain why the USB port failed after a software upgrade though.
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Hi matttye,
Sorry did not explain both USB's when removed were showing signs of corrosion. I have noted this as a recurring problem in other forums. I think the software upgrade was coincidental.
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Sorry did not explain both USB's when removed were showing signs of corrosion. I have noted this as a recurring problem in other forums. I think the software upgrade was coincidental.
I'd be inclined to think the software update was coincidental but for the fact that a bunch of other people have reported the exact same problem.

Very odd issue! Glad yours is fixed though.
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Found out that it was a common fault on ICS update. but can be easily fixed by pushing the pin away from the sides of the USB port. Then follow the steps I mentioned before, a few other people have used this method and they now have perfectly working phones again. Hope I could help.
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I am nearly 100% certain that this is a software fault and not hardware as so many as describing. Looking at the debug logs suggests a driver issue.

If you find you cannot get the pc to detect the phone and you are receiving this Voltage too high error. Then for now until Google/Samsung etc provide a fix simply power down you phone then connect the usb cable and turn the phone on this should allow you to use Kies, Msss Storage, Odin etc
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I agree with Emexrulsier - its is a software bug. The usb issue is coincidental. Samsung admit there is a problem and will re-flash if you send your phones to them . I can charge mine with the normal charger but not in car or from my pc so will try a wipe and reinstall.
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Here is a reply i got from the samsung mobile uk facebook page a guy called George, am in the process of trying it now just hope it works. Let me know if it works for anyone else aswell!
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Hey again Tom, the following procedure is designed to reset the charging reader indication. It's similar but different to what I already suggested:

Remove the battery for at least 40 minutes, put the battery back in and allow it to fully discharge, afterwards do a full charge with it turned off; do not interrupt it.

After this has been performed we would like you to perform a full factory reset which can be done via Settings > Back up and reset.

This issue occurred after the update. When an update occurs old systems settings remain on the phone, which is why we usually recommend a full factory reset straight away after an update to remove these old system files that are no longer needed. If leaving it for to long it will give false readings from system files; i.e. the battery indicator etc. which would explain the issue you are having.
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Hi everyone, the "charging paused voltage too high" IS definitely a software problem. I'm on t-mobile in the UK and I had this problem on my s2, tried taking the battery out, all the usual, worked for a while but then comes back.so I took it back into the T-mobile store and the guy said its a software fault and its covered under the contract (so no need to use my insurance excess) they sent it off, got it back in a works like magic, happy days :-) hope this helps
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Can I join you guys as I'm having exactly the same problem. Out of nowhere, the battery suddenly discharged and refused to charge back up. So, I bought a new battery. it had 65% charge on it, but within 15mins, it had lost all it's charge..
Borrowed my daughters battery, as she has the same phone, and used that to reset back to factory settings, including wiping the usb memory. Im powered it back up it started charging, but within 15 mins the "charging paused voltage too high" message appeared. Cleaned the USB port, everything- still no good. I suspect it's a software fault of sorts, however, I bought this phone secondhand from a store that sells refurbished electrical goods such as games consoles, phones, laptops ( a bit like cash converters..) and I'm not sure if they'll help :-(
I'll have to try and dig out the receipt from somewhere, although it's been said that all you need is proof of purchase...
If i took it to a samsung store, do you think they'll fix it?
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hi every1 wn i update ma s2 to ics 4 0 3 at that time i was rooted the s2 and on the spot i make backup for it on the same time
after 4 5 days i was facing the same problem as the
charging pasued voltage too high
i tried a lot of thing ie battery repleacement many thing
but at last i restore it so now the problem z solved !
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Hi guys, I had the same, upgraded to ICS through kies on T-Mobile and got the same massage, had a lot of trouble turning phone on without the charger plugged in, tried swapping battery with my sons sg2 he doesn't get that message, so it's not the battery.The only thing that works (9 times out of 10) is remove the battery for about 15/20 minutes, then put it back in and the message disappears, battery seams ok. If I do this it'll go for a few days, even a week without the message reappearing. The more I've had too do this the longer the gap between the message reappearing, hope this helps
hi every1 wn i update ma s2 to ics 4 0 3 at that time i was rooted the s2 and on the spot i make backup for it on the same time
after 4 5 days i was facing the same problem as the
charging pasued voltage too high
i tried a lot of thing ie battery repleacement many thing
but at last i restore it so now the problem z solved !
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thanks to all that posted on this thread - it has stopped me making a fool of myself going back to the high-street shop that sold me a charger recently. I have just swtiched my phone off and on and its happily charging now. However I have an appointment with an O2 "guru" on Tues so will raise the issue with him.
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I have a Galaxy Note. I dropped it, by mistake, into water. Right after that unfortunate accident, I began receiving the "Charging Paused, Voltage Too High" message. So I think it's a hardware problem.
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New usb connector fitted, new firmware and ICS updated by Samsung at a big cost. Still same problems (and more) with MTP connector refusing to register USB is not connected. Kies rarely picks up the phone but stays in 'connecting' mode for hours and when it occasionally does pick it up, it won't allow upgrade of software. After ISC, every 30 seconds it now bleeps horribly and tells me its paused because the voltage is too high (when not charging and when charging). Re-boots, factory re-sets, costly services. How much more can I take?? Its poor software and poor hardware. Any ideas?
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Hi Guys, I'm really new to this, just started to have this problem and was reading this forum before turning to the manufacturer, I had upgraded to IC4 two month ago, so I was suspicious about the softwere...But I suddenly got a bulb!
It all started a few hours ago, all of a sudden, out of the blue, this happened to me for the first time. After switching batteries in vain, I turned to this forum.

Here is my conclusion that solved my problem:
It stroke me that I had been wearing the phone not in a cover but in my pocket all the time... so it was natural that after nearly a year, the tiny micro-usb plug might be filled with lint, dirt etc. which would short-circuit it and as a result the phone would think it is actually charging even when unplugged; and ofcourse it would not be able to detect correct charging level etc. I took a niddle and started to gentelly digg around the micro-usb whole and guess what, I digged out plenty of grey, green lint ect. then I belew into it. and watched under heavy light, made additional cleaning, until it was visibly perfectly clean. No need to push the midled part with tweezers and risk to break the part.

Put the battery back again, it now works perfect like a charm!

Conclusion from all above, the softwere update was just a distracting coincidence. The real issue was the lenght of use and dirt, dust, lint, oxidation etc in the plug. I think this must be the logical explanation. Hope my experience and thoughts here helps. Anyway I'm a happy man again :=)
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hi all, i was having the same problem with getting the "charging paused - voltage too high" msg every min or so. It was driving me crazy. I managed to fix this by straightening the pin used for the usb connection on my my S2 charging dock. it somehow got bent and was touching the sides and obviously causing some sort of problem. used a sharp knike to bend it back straight again and problem solved instantly. Hope this helps
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guys guys guys !!!!

i am a galaxy note user.

see i was having the same problem of 'voltage too high, not charging' every after 3 or 5 seconds whenever i disconnect it from the usb or charging cable.

there was no problem while charging, but when i disconnect, charging indicator was still shown. again with the same irritating repitation problem of voltage too high, not charging.

even when i put out the battery and switch it on, i was not able to because charging indicator was shown repitately, luckily CWM was installed and i reinstalled superuser through CWM which i kept in on my sd card.

So dont panic guys !!!!!! your galaxy note is safe.

the main problem was of course, i got wet in rain while returning home, so was my Note.

a) with the help of needle, make sure you gently scratch ur micro usb surface, maybe moist get caught in the cable, i did it, after taking ur battery out.

b) switch on ur phone, insert ur charging or data cable and slightly bent it downwards while charging to the point that charging is not recognised and instantly let it go.

and ur problem is solved that easily, main problems were being, maybe some dirt in ur micro usb female jack or usb point is touching inside to whatever it might be touching, lolz

hope it help you, just stay calm, dont format ur phone, i just about to, but the above two steps solve my problem, anyways thanks all again

CHILL GUYS !!!
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Hi Guys

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Old July 5th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Hi Guys

I am gathering evidence of this problem and i was wondering if you would be able to complete this survey?

Samsung Galaxy S 2 Problems Survey

No sensitive information will be collected during this survey. The aim of it is to get evidence of the problem which i then plan to present to Samsung about it. I am in no way related to Samsung, i am a S 2 owner who wants this problem fixed.

Please forward to other people you know who have this problem.

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Old July 14th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Hi Guys, I'm really new to this, just started to have this problem and was reading this forum before turning to the manufacturer, I had upgraded to IC4 two month ago, so I was suspicious about the softwere...But I suddenly got a bulb!
It all started a few hours ago, all of a sudden, out of the blue, this happened to me for the first time. After switching batteries in vain, I turned to this forum.

Here is my conclusion that solved my problem:
It stroke me that I had been wearing the phone not in a cover but in my pocket all the time... so it was natural that after nearly a year, the tiny micro-usb plug might be filled with lint, dirt etc. which would short-circuit it and as a result the phone would think it is actually charging even when unplugged; and ofcourse it would not be able to detect correct charging level etc. I took a niddle and started to gentelly digg around the micro-usb whole and guess what, I digged out plenty of grey, green lint ect. then I belew into it. and watched under heavy light, made additional cleaning, until it was visibly perfectly clean. No need to push the midled part with tweezers and risk to break the part.

Put the battery back again, it now works perfect like a charm!

Conclusion from all above, the softwere update was just a distracting coincidence. The real issue was the lenght of use and dirt, dust, lint, oxidation etc in the plug. I think this must be the logical explanation. Hope my experience and thoughts here helps. Anyway I'm a happy man again :=)
Sorry for the imature comment above, as I was very excited when I thought I had fixed the problem. Here is the true story: The phone worked well that night but the problem came back next morning as I detached the USB connector. I brought it to the shop, it was one week left of the Guarantee. They took it to Samsung and returned it after two weeks.
It is working fine now.
Here is the reparation note: " One part changed, software updated. "
The micro-usb female jack looks brand new to me.
I guess this must be a known problem with the micro-usb female part getting oxidated over time. But I assume Samsung just do not want to admit. Hope these lines sheds some more light into the problem.
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This just started happening to me all of a sudden yesterday. I did the software update months ago. I did use a pin and moved the usb part and so far it seems to be working. So for my phone it wasn't a software problem.
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Here is a reply i got from the samsung mobile uk facebook page
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Hey again Tom, the following procedure is designed to reset the charging reader indication. It's similar but different to what I already suggested:

Remove the battery for at least 40 minutes, put the battery back in and allow it to fully discharge, afterwards do a full charge with it turned off; do not interrupt it.

After this has been performed we would like you to perform a full factory reset which can be done via Settings > Back up and reset.

This issue occurred after the update. When an update occurs old systems settings remain on the phone, which is why we usually recommend a full factory reset straight away after an update to remove these old system files that are no longer needed. If leaving it for to long it will give false readings from system files; i.e. the battery indicator etc. which would explain the issue you are having.

Did this work?

I am yet another GS2 owner experiencing the same issue.
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Did this work?

I am yet another GS2 owner experiencing the same issue.
I don't believe that old system files have anything to do with it based on my experiences.

Below are the details I have gathered from a bit of reading have owning a device that has been effected by this issue.
  1. The issue only *seems* to surface on ICS, there are a number of theorys as to why this is the case:
    • The new OS/Firmware increased the sensitivity to battery conditions
    • Power management tweaks in the update
    • Error condition that previously went undetected by the OS/Firmware is now caught and reported
  2. The issue *seems* to be related to the connector itself shorting out accross pins is the common consensus as the phone will detect that it has a active connection to a charger. I have had some success with cleaning the connector but the best results I have had is by using the Samsung supplied cables and inserting and removing them a few times, I can only assume that the pins on the male end of the Samsung connector are more aggressive and help clean off the material that is causing the short.
I had the issue first surface a number of months after I updated to ICS, on its first occurance I attempted the following:
  • Restart the phone
  • Remove the battery
  • Plug and remove the charger multiple times
It was still present after these steps, then I used the USB cable that Samsung supplied and it disappeared. After this I performed a factory reset to fix a corruption issue that was related to a application, so my phone now only has ICS related data on it, nothing from earlier versions.
I have now had the issue surface again on my phone without performing any software manipulation, just general charging and data backups. I have 3 different cables that I use with my phone:
  1. Samsung charging cable (wall plug)
  2. Samsung data cable (USB plug)
  3. Old Nokia USB data cable (USB plug)
I have had the issue occur on the removal of both cable type 1 and 3 but not 2(it is used the least).
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I've been reading the forums and it seems to me like there's quite a number of people suffering the same problem post-upgrading to ICS.

I too am experiencing this problem since upgrading but only with my in car charger. At the moment it seems to be charging ok via the mains charger but after 30 secs of being plugged into my in-car charger get the same error message.

I'm with T-Mobile UK and don't know if this issue is just with the T-Mobile update of ICS or if its a general problem with ICS as a whole.
I am having this trouble as well. Ever since i up graded the operating system samsung maps freezes which then freezes my messages and my phone. I have been getting the charging paused voltage too high constantly and my battery drains so quickly. it goes from being full, i turn it off then turn it back on and its pretty much empty. have tried everything, even a new battery and it has stayed the same need help...
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Did you do a factory reset and clear cache post upgrade? That usually clears up a lot of issues.
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As stated above I have found that cleaning the USB port on the phone fixed the voltage too high stopped charging issue. To clean I removed my battery, then ran a pin along each of the connections on the USB connector then I got a old tooth brush and stuck it in the connector and brushed all around. Re-assembled and the issue was gone.
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re voltage issues. I recently had the same issue with my wife's S2. I read all the posts on several sites regarding possible causes and solutions. This is how I solved ours.
1. Cleaned the USB connector with contact cleaner.
2. re aligned the post in the USB connector as centrally as possible.

Two things happened immediately; when the phone was inserted into the docking cradle all operated as expected. The other it hasn't complained regarding the voltage for some hours now.

I hope this helps
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Had the same problem but even worse. I was getting "voltage to high" even when it wasn't charging. The problem is caused by the USB connector. Make sure that the middle part is not touching the walls and is clean. It fixed the problem for me hope it does for the rest of you.
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Deleting the theme? So this is going to sound really weird... I got the same problem and tried what you guys said and it worked for a bit then same thing happened... So i went back to the default TW launcher and..it stopped


I was on launcher pro plus....hope this helps
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Upgraded to 4.0.4, Seems to have done the trick for me so far. You can get it from sammobile.com

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