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so i my phone wont charge the battery port is messed up?Tips


  1. xintensex

    xintensex Well-Known Member

    I need a external battery charger ? I went to local store and they cant find anything? Are they still makin these?

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  2. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

  3. xintensex

    xintensex Well-Known Member

    ok just noticed it charges when powered down so i dont think its the port?? What could this be ? A rom I am ? I on JB Sourcery 5.3 ?
  4. jhonb

    jhonb Well-Known Member

    I have the same issue with mine. I purchased the part, but have been to lazy to replace it. I got a standalone battery charger for three bucks delivered on bay and I already had a second battery. So every AM, I just swap the batteries. This way I don't have to shut down my phone at night when I charge. My issue started when I dropped my phone a short distance.
  5. n0166895

    n0166895 New Member

    I used to have this problem. Here's how I resolved the issue without changing any parts........
    You need a very small sharp instrument. With the phone screen facing the ceiling push the point of the instrument underneath the USB charging port and lift upwards slightly.

    I found that the prong wasn't straight and this resolved the issue. Before this my phone would say it was charging when it wasn't and would only charge when off. For some reason this worked and I've never had a problem since.

    Give it a go.
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  6. jhonb

    jhonb Well-Known Member

    YOU, SIR, yes you, are the man!

    Two seconds and my issue is fixed. I am glad I am a procrastinator. I probably would have humped up my phone replacing the cable and port.

    Hey, anybody want to buy a usb port and tool set? ;)
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  7. Tim K

    Tim K Well-Known Member Contributor

    Hold onto it for when the port inevitably goes bad! :D
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  8. jhonb

    jhonb Well-Known Member


    I will, just being funny. Thanks for all your help Tim, I will probably need it down the road. I have no plans to buy a new phone soon. The Gnex 4 is no big deal over what I have, and the S4 is not a nexus. I will hold off.
  9. Idunno

    Idunno Well-Known Member

    I had the same issue with the port not working (but it was totally bad), I couldn't charge while on or off or transfer any data. I had to use Airdroid to get my files off and then sent it back... I wish I had thought of buying a replacement port, but that thing was so thrashed anyway it was worth the insurance claim.

    Then I had the replacement for 3 days, dropped a short distance and now I have a spider-web screen. FML.
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