Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole

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  1. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Well, it's already becoming interesting when I switch between my laptop (which is a huge tank) and my Prime. First I kept trying to scroll with my finger on the laptop's screen :rolleyes: Just now I went to hit the "back" button on my laptop where it is on the Prime and ended up hitting the escape button. Ugh, it's too early in the morning for this crap. :eek:

  2. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Well, the troubleshooting adventure is over. We have our culprit.

    I plugged Ginny into a new power cable last night, hoping against all hope to see a full charge this morning, indicating a bad cable and not a bad phone. Guess what a woke up to?

    A FULL CHARGE! :D Hard to believe that TWO cables have gone bad in 4 months; Verizon really needs to chasten its suppliers against using inferior materials!

    Anyway, I want to thank Copacetic et al, for helping troubleshoot this down. I could have easily jumped on one thing that wasn't wrong, and overlooked the one thing that was. I gotta sharpen up my troubleshooting skills... :cool:

    Off to Verizon for yet another new one, I guess!
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  3. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Glad it was just a cable Cheif!

    Anyone else see the news this morning? Bobby Petrino fired!
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  4. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    I'm very relieved, Geek. Now to convince Verizon that, while the cable DOES charge, it doesn't charge enough. THAT'S the next trick!
  5. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Yeah...good luck trying to explain that one to those guys. Must be some damaged conductors keeping it from carrying enough current. Did you ever check to see if your phone went into AC or USB charging mode when plugged in with that cable?
  6. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Uh, no Geek, how exactly do I do that? I will let you know what the old cable does...
  7. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    When you plug it in, go to your settings menu, then to the battery menu and it will either say AC or USB charging at the top by your percentage on that screen.
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  8. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Well, Geek, I plugged it in, connected the Nexus and it reads "Charging (USB)" :D

    You just showed me how to win my case with Verizon - they cant argue with that! Looks like a new $30 cable is coming my way!

  9. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Any time :)
  10. Copacetic

    Copacetic Well-Known Member

    Congrats Chief, glad its only the cable!
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  11. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Me too!

    Ohm's Law states that as resistance increases, current decreases... ergo, a resistor or something in the brick (or resistance in the conductor itself) - while not completely failing - has increased its impedance to current flow, allowing limited current to get to the phone. THAT'S why Ginny thinks she's connected to a USB jack and not an outlet, and the reduced amperage (and reduced charging rate) is causing her to wake up nearly dead.

    I know the feeling: I wake up nearly dead some mornings :rolleyes:

    On a COMPLETELY different topic:

    Not to start a debate on the biblical aspects of this article (in which the author's OPINION is asserted as FACT), does this sort of uber-accuracy make anybody other than me nervous?

    New Microchip Knows Your Location To Within Centimeters Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

  12. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Couldn't have said it better myself and I'm a sparky. :D

    People think the mark of the beast is an implantable chip??? I didn't bother reading the whole thing but I did catch that phrase in there a couple of times. Crazy.

    Regarding the accuracy of those chips though...awesome! Privacy...who needs it? lol I think it's awesome that we are getting that good with location accuracy in cell phones. That's the kind of accuracy that only the military had access to just a few years ago. Think of the possibilities. You could walk in a mall you've never been to and ask your phone where a store was and it could guide you not only to the right place on the floor plan, but also to the correct level. :D
  13. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    First of all, pets have been chipped for years. And yes, there are people getting chipped even as we speak. Again, I won't start a theological debate, because it'll only digress. So that's all I'll say on that.

    Personally, I really don't want or need that kind of accuracy. I loathe the thought of my phone going off constantly in the grocery store saying "In 2 more feet on your left is the Prego... it's Buy One Get One, you should pick some up!" and "Cheerios are on sale, on your right, third shelf".

    That would drive me NUTS. I would have that micro-accuracy disabled if at all possible...
  14. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Good morning all!

    Chief - glad it was only the cable, that makes things a lot easier. And if they give you a hard time you can always buy from Monoprice who I get all my stuff from.

    Saw Titanic in 3D last night. It was really cool to see it in theaters, but there was absolutely no need for it to be in 3D. The glasses just became obnoxious and it seemed a few scenes were out of focus. Its a shame though that kids these days think that Titanic was not a real event though: These Imbeciles Thought the Titanic Disaster Was Just a Movie

    Hope all is well with everyone today!
  15. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I'm sure it would be an option to disable it. I imagine that would use quite a bit of power. What you just described with the Prego and Cheerios scenario though would be awesome to me. lol
  16. gapi

    gapi VIP Member VIP Member

    Don't be skittish. New to rooting I have not bricked mine and looking back I cannot imagine not rooting.

    They make it easier now too with the tool kit.
  17. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Also this had me LOL'ing this morning.

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  18. gapi

    gapi VIP Member VIP Member

    Did you look in Settings/ Storage/ ... / USB computer connection/ MTP or PTP? Sometimes that will play mind games.
  19. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    So yeah my carpool partner and I were talking about this on our way in. I think it was the right thing, he is a face of the university, and no matter if a reminder of what happened is actually on his face or not, needs to hold himself to a higher standard, and the university had every right to fire him.
  20. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Did it make the bewbies bigger? LOL
  21. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Yeah. This is a guy in a very public position representing a university who has GREAT influence over 100 or so kids who look up to him, some probably as a father figure. Right choice for the university.

    As a man, he should have stepped down himself to get his family in order and begin trying to make ammends. The second you look at him as a man and judge him saying you would never do that, is the second you'll be tempted to do it. So man to man, yes, I can see how it happened and he made a mistake, now it's time to be a man and try and repair the damage that was done.
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  22. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Morning everyone. Happy Hump Day!!
    One of the women I work with sent me this today, said she thought of me immediately when she saw it.

    Hidden for anyone who is looking at the forum around kids (language only, not bewbies or anything)
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  23. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    It's set to MTP and has never been changed. The settings on the test cable reads "Charging (AC)" and the bad cable reads "Charging (USB)" so that pretty much seals the deal for me...
  24. HanSolo

    HanSolo Well-Known Member

    Oh what the frak.
  25. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

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