1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

General battery not charging , already replaced everything ?

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

  1. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    12
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2013

    Nov 14, 2013
    12
    1
    16
    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 .
     

    Advertisement

  2. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    12
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2013

    Nov 14, 2013
    12
    1
    16
    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 ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,248
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    The case sounds like the only common thing. Take it youve tried charging without it?
     
  4. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    12
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2013

    Nov 14, 2013
    12
    1
    16
    Yezir I have . Same results
     
    funkylogik likes this.
  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,248
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    Man thats a really strange one. I dont believe in luck but could you really be that unlucky lol ?
     
  6. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    12
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2013

    Nov 14, 2013
    12
    1
    16
    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
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    171
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2010

    Jun 27, 2010
    171
    24
    38
    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 ;)
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    1,443
    Posts:
    21,404
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011

    Sep 15, 2011
    21,404
    7,248
    1,443
    Male
    monkey
    Paisley, Scotland, Western Europe
    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 ±
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #4
    Points:
    4,218
    Posts:
    30,226
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010

    Sep 10, 2010
    30,226
    25,474
    4,218
    Male
    Next to you
    @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
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    243
    Posts:
    4,823
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011

    Jun 17, 2011
    4,823
    865
    243
    Owensboro, KY
    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
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    12
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2013

    Nov 14, 2013
    12
    1
    16
    Yezir . Originally it was on a power strip . Eventually I tried a direct wall outlet .
     
  12. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    12
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2013

    Nov 14, 2013
    12
    1
    16
    Hmm this sounds like my issue
     
  13. EricH4753

    EricH4753 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    623
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012

    Jun 24, 2012
    623
    25
    68
    Male
    Unemployed
    Wheeling, WV
    have you tried a new battery, because vm doesn't send you a new battery unless you insist.
     
  14. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    12
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2013

    Nov 14, 2013
    12
    1
    16
    Yes I have replaced the battery already
     
  15. jaysab

    jaysab Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    12
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2013

    Nov 14, 2013
    12
    1
    16
    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%
     

Share This Page

Loading...