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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jaysab, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
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    I did a search and read the suggested threads that popped up but no luck . I have a virgin mobile phone . My battery was taking a long time to charge . So I replaced it . After charging the new battery for 8 hours it Was at 40% . So then I replaced my charger cable and the thing it goes into . I am still having the same issue . So I assumed that it was the charging port . I called virgin mobile and they sent me another phone . Well I swapped out phones and still have 40% ish battery . It drops fast . I lose about ten percent every hour in stand by mode . I know it's crazy but any help is appreciated .
     


  2. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
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    I have the new update which I think is 4.3 . Also I have tried to charge my battery while the phone is off and on . They yield the same results . Also I have my phone in an otter box armor
     
  3. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    The case sounds like the only common thing. Take it youve tried charging without it?
     
  4. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
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    Yezir I have . Same results
     
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  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Man thats a really strange one. I dont believe in luck but could you really be that unlucky lol ?
     
  6. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
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    Yeah I think it's crazy . I thought surely this process of elimination I could figure out what is going on . Haha oh well . Virgin mobile said they are going to send me another phone so we'll see what happens
     
  7. ilovethebeach

    ilovethebeach Well-Known Member

    I had the same problem none of my car chargers were working so I got a rocketfish with the ic fast charge chip. Usb has to be at least 2 amps. Kindle charger works too seriously
     
  8. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Nah the s3 only draws 1A so a 2A charger is pointless unless you tweak the kernel to suck more juice :thumbup:
     
  9. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    @op..just throwing this out there, but have you tried a different outlet? Is your charger plugged into a power strip?
     
  10. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Android Expert

    Samsung smartphones (including the Galaxy SIII) have a built-in protection system designed to only work with certain batteries and/or chargers. often the one which came with the phone is bad and produces a notification saying something like 'unable to charge non-supported battery. see owner's manual'. when this happens it will only slow-charge with the phone totally OFF (not in sleep). i am not sure why this happens but my S3 did it with the charger that came with it, but works perfectly fine with the old BlackBerry charger i had lying around...
     
  11. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
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    Yezir . Originally it was on a power strip . Eventually I tried a direct wall outlet .
     
  12. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
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    Hmm this sounds like my issue
     
  13. EricH4753

    EricH4753 Android Enthusiast

    have you tried a new battery, because vm doesn't send you a new battery unless you insist.
     
  14. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yes I have replaced the battery already
     
  15. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
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    Another thing I noticed the phone does is sometimes the phone will be on the charger and say 100% and when I unplug it then it immediately drops to 50%
     

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