My phone won't charge!!Support


  1. godsdragon

    godsdragon VIP Member VIP Member

    I had that same problem once a few weeks ago, Someone suggested I do a battery pull as I was getting ready to go to the store and wrestle... Lo and behold it worked!
  2. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    WTF store is that?
  3. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    :D Sounds like Best Buy on Black Friday.
  4. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    Or the returns counter at Best Buy on Dec 26th. :)
  5. godsdragon

    godsdragon VIP Member VIP Member


    Oh wow you are all so right! LOL I bought the phone at Best Buy... And no I don't go out shopping on black, green, pink or red fridays... lmaooooooo

    They are off of my black list today as I had been struggling for a few days now, to get 2 reward zone accounts to merge so I can keep all of my points!! I was getting ready to post all over my feelings (in fact i did post at google plus my sentiments)... I will go and repost to say that they resolved my headache and I am back to being a happy camper again...:D:p;):rolleyes:


    But..guess what.. I just revisited the thread and found out that lovemuffin had already done a battery pull, not only that, but her phone was still on, even at a minimum charge, mine was totally dead after a night charging and a couple of extra charging hours with a different cable...
  6. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide

    I dunno, but I sure hope the JELLO is strawberry!
  7. jmiked

    jmiked Active Member

    I'm fighting this same problem with my month-old Optimus V. I have used two different batteries, two different wall chargers, and different USB cables. If I leave the phone on a charger for several hours after it gets to 100%, the status bar stops showing the charging icon and shows the regular battery icon, and the battery discharges, down to as low as 16%. If I disconnect it when it gets to 100%, then it will of course work just fine.

    I have not tried charging from my computer.

    This behavior just started last week. For the first three weeks, it seemed to work fine.
  8. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    Is your phone rooted or is it stock? Also, have you moved any apps to the sd card in the past week?
  9. jmiked

    jmiked Active Member

    Rooted, and I have moved every app I could (that didn't come with the phone) to the SD card during the last two weeks or so. I also have three apps frozen: Where, AirG chat, and Twidroyd.
  10. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus

    None of that should have caused a problem with charging unless you deleted something vital, but now that you are rooted try flashing a custom ROM, it will fix the problem if it was caused by a deleted file.
    Go here http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-...tory-reset-your-rooted-phone.html#post3263770
    everything you need to know is in there. Make sure you backup the Stock ROM in the recovery(this is called a nandroid backup). Save the Stock nandroid until you know for sure what the problem is.
  11. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    Some apps will cause excessive battery drain when moved to sd, and the effect is cumulative. Five apps doing that could drain the battery faster than it charges.
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  12. jmiked

    jmiked Active Member

    Any particular ones? If you have info on why this happens, I'd be interested to know that also.
  13. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    A lot of it depends on the software environment on your phone, and there's more than a little voodoo to it. For example, PowerAmp drained my battery a few builds back. Moved it to internal memory, and it was fine. Problem vanished in the next build. I use Better Battery Stats from XDA.
  14. jmiked

    jmiked Active Member

    Based on limited testing (two days worth), my problem seems to have disappeared when I started using a wall charger with a higher capacity. The LG charger is rated at 0.7A, and I used the one I charge my iPad with (which is rated at 2.0A). My preliminary hypothesis is that the factory charger is a bit marginal and has unpredictable results.

    Too soon to tell for sure, I need about a week's worth of data to be confident.
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  15. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus

    It could be it fits in the port on the phone snugger allowing for better continuity.
  16. jmiked

    jmiked Active Member

    I'm using the same cable.:)
  17. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    I'll bet the data bears out over time, as the higher amperage is actually a higher volume of electricity passing into the device/battery.

    I'm thinking that the overall battery life, that is the number of weeks/months it is viable (not the "life" as to how long it retains each charge), could be shortened, though.
  18. jmiked

    jmiked Active Member

    The higher capacity should have no effect other than charging faster combined with possibly charging more completely, depending on the limiting circuit in the phone. That's why charging with the USB ports on a computer isn't the best way to go... in general they take longer to charge and possibly won't bring the device to a full charge, as they are limited to 0.5A total (except in the very latest hardware designs). A charger with higher rating will allow the device to charge at the fastest rate allowed by the device current limiting circuitry, and may allow charging to fullest capacity. It may very well be that the stock LG charger was built to a price, not to optimal performance (or they wanted to use the same one that was designed for a lower capacity battery in order to keep costs down). In any event, it never hurts to use one that can furnish more current, because the device will only draw what it has been designed for, unless they had a total idiot doing the circuit work.
  19. jmiked

    jmiked Active Member

    Well, after several weeks of testing, I'd have to say the results are interesting. The power supply with the higher amperage rating has always charged the phone, but so has the stock supply... most of the time.

    I've tried different batteries, different cables, and different chargers. Just based on what I've seen, I will continue to use the new power supply. No longer having access to test instruments I can't explain why the original one doesn't work some of the time. There's a small chance it could still be a mechanical issue with the phone connector.

    So. No conclusion in the short term. If, after several months, the present setup has worked fine, then I'll conclude the OEM charger was a bit flakey, but we will see.
  20. bealc79

    bealc79 Member

    Well my husbands Optimus V is having issues and we have had it less than 3 months! The phone woke me up in the middle of the night chirping Virgin Mobile, Virgin Mobile. I noticed the battery was dead and just assumed he didnt plug it into the wall outlet charger correctly and the battery died over night. I then plugged it into my wall charger (we have the same phone, bought at the same time) was woken up again with the chirping of Virgin Mobile. I then was able to get it to charge to about 58% then I unplugged it and it said it was at 1% and turned off. This happend a few times, at this point I figured the battery was bad. I put his battery in my phone and it charged up to 100% no problem. I put my fully charged battery into his phone and it said it was only at 12% then went to 1% and turned off, I put it back in my phone and it charged right up. He did mention the day before this happend his phone kept locking up, screen going black and got very hot. I am pretty sure that at this point it has nothing to do with the battery since his works just fine on my phone. Any ideas? Sorry for such a long post. Also I bought the phones at BB, do I go to them about the issue or to VM? I only ask as the extended warranty I bought with BB is with that phone and if VM swaps out the phone will BB transfer the warranty to the new phone I woud get from VM? Just want a heads up from my Optimus Family before I go making a bunch of phone calls.....Thanks in advance for your help!:eek:
  21. Leemann

    Leemann Well-Known Member

    Looks like the phone has problems I'd take to BB and talk to them.

    Lee
  22. Austdale

    Austdale New Member

    I solved this problem for my phone it simply wouldnt charge. To solve this problem while my phone was booting up i constantly pressed the power button; this caused it to stop its regular boot-up and go into a power saving mode were it could charge without using too much of the battery thus it could charge :)
  23. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus

    Interesting? How many times did you have to press the power button and did you do this on a Optimus V?
  24. john419

    john419 New Member

    Could be the phone itself. The optimus v line had alot of issues but they never recalled the phones like they should have. They left it up to the customers to use their warranty which more than half got pissed and switched phone providers. Your best bet is to restore it to stock then return it to vm

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk
  25. bealc79

    bealc79 Member

    My husband's phone is back to normal(for now). Not sure what I did to get it to start working again, just kept taking the battery out and restarting it over a 2 day period and then it decided to work again. Going to ride it out for now......

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