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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rwrinsrca, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. rwrinsrca

    rwrinsrca Lurker
    Thread Starter

    This is a strange one ... the charger that came with my Galaxy 2014 10.1 shows a little "x" on the battery when plugged in, and charges at a snail's pace (taking days for a full charge). If I plug into another mini-USB that charges my GPS ... it works just fine. Anybody else experiencing this? You'd think the charger that came with the gadget would work ... but it does not appear to.

    Is it just me?


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    Post #7 by colchiro, Jan 24, 2014 (1 points)

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  3. vsanch24

    vsanch24 Well-Known Member

    I just bought the 10.1 2014 tablet and it won't charge connected to the PC in either a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port. But mine does charge with the included charger well.
  4. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert

    Mine seems to charge with everything I've tried. It takes a loooooong time (7 hours, not days) for a full charge but it does charge and I do not see an x on the battery.

    I don't know what the little x means, but something is definitely wrong with yours.
  5. monicakm

    monicakm Android Enthusiast

    Where exactly is this "X" you see on the wall charger? I've looked all over the thing and can't see where a "x" could show up. I don't seem to have any issues with mine charging and (with my particular use) easily go 3 days between charging.
  6. tamxir

    tamxir Newbie

    I was a bit disappointed how slow mine charged until I RTFM and learned it won't charge well while the Tablet is on. At best, it barely maintains it's current % charge if I'm using it while plugged in.

    I haven't timed how long it takes but it seems overnight works for me with the Tablet switched off. Having to charge during the day is annoying if I need to use it.

  7. lotus49

    lotus49 Android Expert

    I haven't read the manual but this isn't true for mine at all. It does charge slowly no matter what but it charges almost as well when it is turned on as when it's turned off.
  8. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    The red "X" means there's not enough current to charge the battery. You might want to make sure on the fine print of your charger that it says "2.0 amps".
  9. simorox

    simorox Lurker

    New tablet, using original Samsung wall charger, charging it whole night while it was turned off, I switched it on in the morning and I found battery life at 53% only, with red "X" over the icon...then I unplugged and re-plugged, switched it off again...after 2 hours I switched it on again, and only 63% and the red cross over the icon again....

    Yes, definitively STRANGE!

    Please help :)... Should I ask a new one?
  10. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Red "X" means it's not charging enough. Something needs replacing, charger, cable or tablet.
  11. twshield

    twshield Lurker

    According to the manual you cannot charge the tablet by USB which is why you see the x over the battery symbol.
    I have noticed that the tablet does take a very long time to charge and also, has anyone else noticed how hot the charger gets during charging? It's sorta creepy.
  12. JamesNote

    JamesNote Newbie

    Another reason why I most likely will not purchase the next Note/Tab...
  13. Jore

    Jore Android Enthusiast

    Its not just you. I'm experiencing this to and I thought I just had a bad unit. I downloaded a charger current amp app to check the current while charging with several of the OEM Samsung chargers that we have. I found that the current fluctuates ALOT when charging with each charger. A couple of the chargers showed the "X" when plugged in and a couple did not. I found out later that the X meant not enough current was being sent to the unit. Just found this odd that each OEM charger sent different amps. I think the cable that ended up working was the charger that came with my Note 2. I even tried ebay type chargers and those were hit and miss as well.
  14. DemDog

    DemDog Well-Known Member

    I don't seem to have a problem with charging my Note 10.1 2014. I keep it on and plugged into the wall charger. Of course the MoKo case I use puts the tablet to sleep when I close the case so there is no problem with the case. Sounds to me you have a bad charger or tablet.

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