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Old October 11th, 2012, 08:44 AM   #51 (permalink)
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The problem is ICS. Sprint gave me new phone and after a few days did same thing. Not moisture or your fault.
Bingo!

I dl'd ICS onto my phone and out of nowhere I started getting this message. I took it to the store, showed it to the sales guy and without really looking at the phone tells me its water damage. Despite that he hands me an extra battery he happens to have laying around.

After about a month of this madness they make ME pay the deductable but yet give me a refurbished phone.

The phone comes with its own charger. TWO DAYS of use and the refurbished unit is now giving me this message. This phone has not been near water or moisture whatsoever.

ITS ONLY A FEW DAYS OLD. Now I've got to go to sprint and see what they want to do.

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Ok here's a new angle on this problem...my Galaxy s2 is 3 months old.I installed Icecream sandwich over the weekend after having gingerbread. Suddenly I have this same problem error message. Coincidence or not?
I am having the same problem now a few weeks after I installed the software update. Ugh very irritating!!!
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i had the same problem.
I have cleanup the usb port etc....
Nothing happens

Today i have installed "Update Galaxy S2 GT I9100 with JRO03H Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware"

I can't put the link below because i am new on this forum.

For now my phone is working and i haven't seen the message yet.
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I haven't got any message from the battery , but i have a problem is that the battery is draining too fast.
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Hey Guys i have solved the issue.

It is a software issue , i haven't changed the usb port , i have re installed the old version of android 2.3.6

My battery and my phone are working properly...
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I too have this problem. My phone is 6 weeks old. Has never been near water. It started doing this last week. (Charge paused voltage too high). I ignored it till the battery went dead and wouldn't even turn on. I took it to my sprint store. they said it was a bad usb port and got me a new "refurbished" phone. I took it home and the phone died that night. (on the charger). I looked at it and it had the charge paused voltage too high message on this "new" phone. I can only use it plugged in. I took it back to sprint and they said they were stumped. the tech that could fix it will be in Mon. ??? I have used 4 different usb cables that work on 4 others phones. My Samsung usb kit works on the other 4 phones???? Sprint acted like they had never heard of this prob. That kind of bugs me when I come here and see it is very common.
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Dear All

I had this problem for last 2 weeks, I updated the firmware from [ PDA:LP7 / PHONE:LPA / CSC:LP9 (INU)]
to [PDA:LPW / PHONE:LPB / CSC:LPC (INU)] on my S2 using kies.
It works fine now :-)
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guys I have the same problem, I did all the things, even replaced 2 times usb flex cable, but still have voltage problem, slow charging (it takes up to 10 hours to fully recharge, and drains fast), and it powers up automatically if I restart, shutdown, or reinsert battery on the phone. Also I replaced battery & wall charger, but still the problem occurs. The technician cannot find other defects after replacing two times new usb flex cable. Now I got the phone back and still with problems. Any idea what could be the problem? Thank you.

btw; im using cyanogenmod 10 nightly (jelly bean), i'm 100% sure that its not software issue, tried everything like flashing custom roms (went from original ICS), still it doesn't charge fast and shows over-voltage. Its ******* annoying.
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3. Move the pin in the charging port away from the sides
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I keep seeing this posted as a possible solution. *Which* pin?? Does anyone have a clear picture or diagram of which pin to move, and some ideas on how to move it? It is so tiny in there I can't figure out what people are doing.

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I think what they mean by "pin" is the part that goes into the centre hole of the charger connector (I'd describe it more like a blade).
I had this issue with my phone starting last night. As an earlier post said, it's highly likely just a short circuit.
I cleaned my charging port with a pin and all seems good again.
I have the same ICS ROM installed since the day after it was officially released by Samsung, so I would think software issues are not the problem here.
I hope you all get things sorted.
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I hope this gets seen...

The solution I had that worked the best for me was this one: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=32633#c21

In the UK 'rubbing alcohol is called surgical spirit.

My issue happened this morning. I pulled the Samsung charger out and got the error popup. Despite rebooting and taking the battery out, it continued. It even flashed up the charging image when turned off.

**NOTE** this may seem obvious to some, but for the love of god take your battery out when doing this and don't put it back in till you're confident the port is dry.

I used a toothbrush with a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol on (after dabbing it on a napkin to remove most of it from the brush) and gently scrubed at the port. The rubbing alcohol doesn't take long to evaporate and you can blow on it slightly to speed up the process.

If you don't feel confident with doing any of this, I'd recommend sending it in for a new one.

I'm going to drain the battery right down today and leave it overnight. I'll let you know if the problem returns, but for now, it's fixed.
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HELLO FRIENDS,

All the below mentioned tricks like cleaning the port, falshing software, rooting. will not help at all.

The real problem is that the charging circuit got "SHORT CIRCUIT", That means if u still keep on running the Phone i might probably go "DEAD". The reason behind it is "Exposure of the equipment to moisture" especially the "CHARGING PORT".

Solution :

1) If u want to continue wid the phone go to the Samsung Aurthorised Service Centre and get the Charging Port or in worst case get Charging PCB (PCB is the Printed Circuit Board over which the entire charging cuircuit including the charging port, power IC and other required items are fixed) change as applicable to your particular case. In Delhi (India) it will cost RS850(CHARGING PORT) to RS4000(ENTIRE PCB EXPECTED COST) .

2)If u don't want to continue... Sell IT. If possible with the problem..

"I feel samsung mobiles are full of troubles and poor quality. There are so many models of a single phone and the samsung regularly launces new models into the market very frequently and that also without proper testing and quality checks & that is the reason because of which we all are facing so much trouble with particulary samsung phones (from samsung low range phones to high range phones).

Jus to support wat i said above: When I went to samsung mobile service center at Ghaziabad at 11:00AM my wating number was 150. can u imagine tat, the store opened at 9:30 AM. The guard told me there was a Que even before the store could open. !! GOD SAVE SAMSUNG USERS!!
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Hi guys,

So i have a s2, The fault is sometimes it will charge ok other times when you unplug the charger it will carry on charging. It was on gingerbread.

Now i installed stock ICS on it and it does the above still BUT i always get a message - charging paused - voltage too high.

So i done heaps of research on this very forum and found different things to try, Below is a list of all the things ive tried so far........
1. software flash (original)
2. clean charging port and battery pins
3. Move the pin in the charging port away from the sides
4. Replace the charging port board completely
5. calibrate battery (by app and manually)
6. Tried rooting the s2
7. Installed VK ROM (23.06.12)

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HELLO FRIENDS,

All the below mentioned tricks like cleaning the port, falshing software, rooting. will not help at all.

The real problem is that the charging circuit got "SHORT CIRCUIT", That means if u still keep on running the Phone i might probably go "DEAD". The reason behind it is "Exposure of the equipment to moisture" especially the "CHARGING PORT".

Solution :

1) If u want to continue wid the phone go to the Samsung Aurthorised Service Centre and get the Charging Port or in worst case get Charging PCB (PCB is the Printed Circuit Board over which the entire charging cuircuit including the charging port, power IC and other required items are fixed) change as applicable to your particular case. In Delhi (India) it will cost RS850(CHARGING PORT) to RS4000(ENTIRE PCB EXPECTED COST) .

2)If u don't want to continue... Sell IT. If possible with the problem..

"I feel samsung mobiles are full of troubles and poor quality. There are so many models of a single phone and the samsung regularly launces new models into the market very frequently and that also without proper testing and quality checks & that is the reason because of which we all are facing so much trouble with particulary samsung phones (from samsung low range phones to high range phones).

Jus to support wat i said above: When I went to samsung mobile service center at Ghaziabad at 11:00AM my wating number was 150. can u imagine tat, the store opened at 9:30 AM. The guard told me there was a Que even before the store could open. !! GOD SAVE SAMSUNG USERS!!
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Hi All. I have had the same problem for just 2 days but after reading all the threads I believe I have it fixed. Look into the usb port on the phone with a magnifying glass - it is not disimilar to your belly button! Full of fluff etc from your pocket/purse or wherever you keep your phone. Use a long THIN needle to carefully scrape the crud out. Then a good blast with a hairdryer and voila!
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Ok here's a new angle on this problem...my Galaxy s2 is 3 months old.I installed Icecream sandwich over the weekend after having gingerbread. Suddenly I have this same problem error message. Coincidence or not?
Hi guys. i have joined the forum. I have also upgraded to ice cream and experienced the same. Samsung could not help. Their system of feedback is not user friendly. They referred me to local "Samsung Agency" as they reckon it is a software problem. The "Samsung Agency" told me its a hardware problem in the S2 phones. He claims the USB board is not compatible with the ice cream as it was designed for ginger bread. Now my phone is in for replacement of this USB board. Samsung disputes this version. Bear in mind that it is their repair agency. Apparently this claims they have repaired 2 Galaxy S2 phone with similar problems. I am still waiting for my phone to come back. Obviously its done at high cost.
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I was getting this message but it stopped after I installed an antivirus program "lookout".
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Hi guys,

So i have a s2, The fault is sometimes it will charge ok other times when you unplug the charger it will carry on charging. It was on gingerbread.

Now i installed stock ICS on it and it does the above still BUT i always get a message - charging paused - voltage too high.

So i done heaps of research on this very forum and found different things to try, Below is a list of all the things ive tried so far........
1. software flash (original)
2. clean charging port and battery pins
3. Move the pin in the charging port away from the sides
4. Replace the charging port board completely
5. calibrate battery (by app and manually)
6. Tried rooting the s2
7. Installed VK ROM (23.06.12)

SOLVED
I think before any galaxy S2 user attempts to root or even carry out the factory reset, it might be better to carry out a process of elimination first.

When this message came up on my phone, the first thing i did was power off the phone for at least 1hr. When i switched on the phone, i didn’t get this message again and there was no problem charging the phone, either by the charger or the usb port!

I was surprised to receive this error message, but i suppose i do use the phone to watch youtube vids on most nights, for two solid hours straight, so i guess it was just a matter of time before i received such a message.

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After a week of dealing with the same problem . I called ATT and Samsung and they determined that it was a device problem. But as I was packing the phone- I found the FIX. In the charging port was a little piece of "pocket cotton" little white fuzz that I believe got in there from when the phone was sitting in my pocket at one point. I just used a small pair of tweezer to remove it- and NOW I HAVE NO MORE PROBLEMS with the "charging paused Voltage too high
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Hi all first post but this seemed a nice forum to ask some questions.

About 2 weeks ago my phone developed a fault as in where it thought the charger was getting plugged in and pulled out (was making the beep noise) so i cleaned out the usb port and it disappeared for about a week.

For the last week it came back so thought i would upgrade to ICS to see if that helped, seems to have made it worse as Charging paused. Voltage too high is popping up everytime battery is draining very quickly.

I have read about on many fourms (Including these) and i have read that it is a USB port fault and it needs replaced.

The question i have is the phone is less that 6 month old and i got it from Phones4u i have read that if i send to Phones4u they is a good chance that they will tell me it has been water damaged... I could also send it direct to Samsung (Has anyone had any dealing with Samsung direct? Do they supply postage for the phone etc?)

Or i could try and repair it myself since i think i know the problem is the USB port, however would that void any warranty that is on the device?

Any input would be great as atm i am having to us a Motorola Razr .

Thanks Trev.
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im having the same prob with my galaxy 2,have for 3days now,i have geek squad insurance but by reading these answers it doesnt sound as tho im going to have much luck with getting the issue resolved
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i have geek squad insurance but by reading these answers it doesnt sound as tho im going to have much luck with getting the issue resolved
Welcome to Android Forums!

On the contrary, you should have no problems. If it's a hardware fault then the manufacturer's warranty will apply, and anything else will be covered by your insurance policy.
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Hi all,

about 1/2 year ago my s2 android 4.0.1. showed these first symtoms mentioned here: overvoltage. But it went away by itself. However, since jan2013 this problem reoccurred and became permanent. So I sent it back to dealer. Dealer sent back to samsung. After 2 weeks i got it back. All they did was installing the newest version android 4.0.4.
Of course the problem still persists so i sent it back to dealer again..dealer to back to samsung..Apparently they (samsung and dealer) did not even bother to check if the problem was solved by installing the latest android version...

I am kind of tired of this. the S2 is supposed to be a high-end product which i paid 500€ for. This kind of service by samsung makes me kind of angry. Does Samsung really think it is too big to fail? How can it be that they just sent it back without properly looked at the problem which is very well known all over the net??

I am told to wait for at least 4 more weeks. I'll keep you update when this problem on my s2 has been fixed..
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I used to get this alert once in a while when I disconnected the charging plug from my S2. And today it was as if it was a permanent behavior of the phone. Thanks to all you guys on AndroidForums! I fixed this with out spending a penny. It was so simple.

I cleaned the charging port with a small needle. It did have dusts and other stuffs on it. I also bent the pin to bring it to the center position with little pressure. The pin had bent to the lower side a bit. And I did all this with my phone switched on with blinking battery icon and at one time the blinking icon gave up. It was all stable and I switched off the phone to check the weird 'no switch off' issue. The phone did not switch on by itself. I guess I may have found the solution to this problem on my phone.

It's no way related to ICS or any other software. It's a hardware issue!!!
This is my first post ever but I cleaned the charging port and bent the pin back to the strong side now it is fine thanks
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Ok so here I am on this thread after reading about the "Charging paused voltage too high" problem on the internet for HOURS.
I use a custom Gingerbread ROM on my S2 and my phone always worked great. Last week I accidentally splattered a soft drink on my desk and a little bit got on my phone. I wiped it off and later that day started having strange battery problems. Oh, and I can't connect to a computer anymore to transfer data.
I wasn't positive that it was caused by the soft drink spillage so I decided to flash a new ROM and see if that would fix it. I loaded a custom ICS ROM and immediately started getting the "Charging paused voltage too high" warning. The phone seems to charge to 100% but when I disconnect the charger it still thinks it is charging and will stay at 100% for a couple hours, then plummet to below 50% and die out fast, just like before when I had GB.
All this plus reading internet posts leads me to believe it is a bad micro USB connection. I took it to the Sprint store and asked if they had any tools or methods to clean/fix my USB port. They looked at it under a microscope and said the pins are badly corroded and the problem will only get worse and my only option is to upgrade to a new phone since I don't have insurance. They didn't even suggest that the USB connector could be cleaned out. Thanks Sprint.
So now I am going to try 2 things.
1. Try cleaning out the USB port with alcohol and a toothbrush. I think this will only be a temporary fix though or might not fix it at all.
2. I ordered a replacement USB connector on Ebay. It was 2 connectors for $7. Since I'm an electronics engineer I have access to precision smt soldering tools. I don't know but I'm guessing a regular home hobby soldering iron will not be suitable for the tiny legs on the USB connector.
I also found a service on Ebay to replace the USB connector for $40. So that's another route to go if you don't want to take the phone apart and solder in it.

I'll post later when I have longer term results.
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Update:
I have access to a microscope at work. Turned off the phone and removed the battery. I looked at the USB connector and saw a lot of gunk in there. I used a tool similar to a dental pick to scrape a layer of stuff off the pins and gunk that was around the inside of the connector. I spent about 20 minutes painstakingly doing this. The connector is so tiny there is NO WAY to do this without a microscope!
And then I took a little piece of lint-free tissue wetted with alcohol wrapped around a toothpick and scrubbed the pins some more.

All problems are gone, the "Charging paused" warning message is not popping up, and the phone is working perfectly. The battery is not draining fast, and I can connect to a computer and transfer data again.

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On Ebay I found some silicon micro USB covers that plug into the port when you're not using it. A 10 pack is $7 I bought them and I am going to use them from now on.
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Hi peoples. New to the forum and having the same issue. Only thing its a little different.
I havent recently updated the phone but this problem started after a friend borrowed my phoneto charger his battery, because his phone wasnt accepting the usb charger.
Im unsure if the problem is with the usb and lint. As mine is clean but still getting the message.
Ive got a battery app installed (battery wigdet pro by jh jeong) that shows that the current voltage flucuates between 3.6volt up to 4.067 when the messages are occuring.
Im currently running a flashed rom with 4.0.3 running.
Hope this help someone smarter than i work this out. Dont really like the idea of having a 600 dollar paper weight. If you want anymore info. Sing out. Cheers
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So today i had a look through the app i mentioned before at what the charging voltage was. 4.107 volts.

I then unplugged the phone from the wall charger and watched the voltage.
it didnt drop at all. this is when the messages of too high voltage started.

Restarting the phone then resulted in a dropped voltage to 3.98 volts, and after reading the newspaper over a morning coffee the voltage has dropped further to 3.905.

The message has not returned since restarting the phone.

is this helping anybody?
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Thanks to select comments on this thread, I was able to solve the problem.

My phone was in my pocket when I breifly wading into a lake and some waves soaked the bottom parts of my pockets - so the bottom part of the phone probably got damp. I was getting the beeping and message about every two or three minutes, but not while the unit was charging.

The phone returned to normal immediately after I slightly bent the prong away from the nearest part of the casing surrounding it. (I am referring to the small, flat prong that is in the phone's recharging port and that the USB fits around when inserted into the device for charging.)

It all makes sense. Perhaps the brief exposure to water causes an electrical connection on this prong to add a layer of corrosion that started a short circuit - using the phone's battery power to feed back into the recharger port, making the phone thinking that it is being recharged and that the current is stronger than what the USB should be providing. When the USB is inserted, the cable interrupts the electrical short that occurs when it is not inserted. ...So it all makes sense as to why and as to how to resolve it. Of course, as someone earlier stated, there are probably multiple reasons causing this problem, but this might be the most common cause and it certainly is an easy and free fix.
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I have a Galaxy S II and I was getting this message until today. Stopped by the local Sprint store and the service tech told me the fix is an Software upgrade. He did it but it's got to be done while hooked up to a computer. It's not getting pushed. I'm now running Android Ver 4.1.2 Kernel 3.0.31-1014481. The problem , for my phone anyway, has gone away.
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Yesterday this problem started with my Galaxy S2 Epic Touch white, and it's happening whether the phone is on or off, and whether it's connected to the charger or not. The fix I've found is to replace the battery. Go to Batteries Plus and buy a new one, problem solved.

I tried all the stuff on the forum here, cleaning, cycling, bending (ugh!), and nothing worked. When I realized that the symptom happens regardless of condition of plugged in or not and of turned on or off, I figured it had to be hardware, and the best explanation is the battery itself. Changing software just ignores the problem, and swapping other hardware doesn't fix it.

These tiny batteries have microscopic little membranes that separate the chemical components that move electrons back and forth, aka "charge". Over time, these membranes wear out, the chemicals mix or degrade, and wattage flows more (or less) liberally. The error message is probably correct, the voltage coming off the battery probably *is* too high.

Just my two cents - new battery, problem gone.
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Ugh, so, that's a real nice-sounding theory that I proffered, but guess what? I was totally wrong. So I can't really tell if there is an issue with the charging system or just the monitoring system. It seems like I can go from too little charge to power on to 100% in about 90 minutes?? No way, but all the same, I'm still getting the stupid popup about charging paused. So I think I'll resume where I left off in the original solution. Ah well, I'm off to root!
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This weekend I took my phone apart, to the point that I removed the ICB - snap off the back, take out the 6 screws, wrestle with the tabs, unscrew 2 screws and disconnect the ribbons, lift the board out. From there I was able to properly clean the charging port with swabs, alcohol, sunlight, one eye closed, and some patience. After I was sure I'd removed all the gunk and dried everything out, I put the phone back together enough to put in the battery and, voila, no charging problems! I also took the liberty of cleaning out everything else, yuk! The moral of the story is you can't solve a hardware problem with software, and throwing the wrong hardware at it is a waste of time.
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get in there with a needle and have a good Ol' wiggle around, carefully.

remove battery first. use needle to remove ridiculous amounts of fluff from the port. also bend the centre contact back into centre.

Sorted and i'm on ICS so although changing to different version may help remove error messages, this fixed the root of the problem for me.
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Go to phone mfg. site and perform live chat option, especially Samsung, they have given step by step solutions to any problems I have had including the high voltage issue. Some of the advisers on this form explain in terms way over my pay scale.
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