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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xcdro, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. xcdro

    xcdro Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi, I just bought a droid recently/used the battery to 0%. It won't let me charge it. I connected it to the wall charger, but when I turn the phone on (it only lets me for 2-3 seconds before it dies again), it says "connect your charger" even though it's connected. Does anyone know what I can do?

  2. allanlaw

    allanlaw Android Enthusiast

    Did you leave it alone on the charger for, say, an hour before you tried to turn it on? If not, do it.
  3. xcdro

    xcdro Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I've left it on the charger, but it's not doing anything. Is there supposed to be a light indicating it's charging? I don't see anything at all that shows it is.
  4. allanlaw

    allanlaw Android Enthusiast

    Yup, a light goes on right next to the micro USB port. BTW you are using a real Moto charger, right? If so, and if it is the one that comes with the Droid, are you sure the other end of the cord is firmly attacked to the wall socket part?
  5. xcdro

    xcdro Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I think it was the fault of the particular outlet I used. Everything was plugged in firmly, but it still wouldn't charge. However, I moved it do a different one and it started charging.

    Thanks for your help Allan!
  6. kai327

    kai327 Lurker

    The outlet I'm on I've been using since I got my phone. I got home from school and plugged it in. It hit 100%. I left it in and went to bed like I always do. When I wake up it has 5% batt life and when I unplug it dies. There is a white light to indicate its charging though. Help please??
  7. kai327

    kai327 Lurker

    oh and sorry for the double post but it can't be the outlet because my lamp is plugged into it too... and the lamp works =)..

    Okay actually.... I just moved it to another outlet and it's charging. But....But.... Why isn't it working on the outlet i put it on before? It was fine before this morning!! It still works because I just plugged in my laptop and my laptop's charging. What the heck?!?!
  8. Trapper31

    Trapper31 Well-Known Member

    Take a look at this thread. Maybe that is what happened to you? It seems to be some sort of software bug with the battery status that happens every so often.
  9. manderle

    manderle Well-Known Member

    Also, was it a switched outlet?
  10. kai327

    kai327 Lurker

    What's a "switched" outlet?

    I think it might have been the temp cause I'm charging on my computer just fine at around 91-93 degrees Fahrenheit. In my outlet in my room it hit a 140 degree Fahrenheit! o_O
  11. Sitting Duck

    Sitting Duck Member

    I noticed yesterday that my phone was getting pretty warm in the car dock (Seidio case and car dock) after running Navigation for a couple of hours and that it got to 52 Celsius. It then stopped charging and the battery began to drain. Took it out, power cycled it, then put it back in the dock and it began to charge again.
  12. kai327

    kai327 Lurker

    What's power cycling?
  13. Sitting Duck

    Sitting Duck Member

    That's a $10 term for turning it off and back on. Makes me sound like I know what I'm talking about. :)
  14. DaveLevenson

    DaveLevenson Lurker

    A switched outlet is an outlet that is controlled by a switch. Typically, the switch near the door of a room controls one of the outlets in the room. You then use that outlet to plug in a table lamp or something similar, and you can switch the lamp on as you enter the room.

    A duplex outlet (the kind that has two individual receptacles, one abobe the other, mounted in the same box) is sometimes wired with one receptacle switched, the other non-switched. Drives some people crazy until they figure out which one is always on and which one is on sometimes.
  15. njKeever

    njKeever Well-Known Member

    Good to know this. If you have a problem with your phone charging, immediately post on AF and then try plugging it in to a different outlet. :D
  16. krazykid

    krazykid Lurker

    hey so i broke my old droid and just got a brand new fresh droid two days ago and after one night of charging it i plugged it in tonight and it wont charge, the light was on and the batter ran down to zero while it was plugged in and now the light is off while its plugged in...sometimes if i jiggle the charger at the micro usb port it will turn on but the screen says batter too low to proceed...wtf is going on, i just got this new one and its messed up already
  17. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    Broken USB port. It can definitely happen, new or used.
  18. emc435

    emc435 Lurker

    okay so i used up all of my power in my phone and i tried to plug it in but it's not showing me that it's charging like it usually does... the buttons are just lighting up....
  19. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    If the phone got to the point where it cut off, then it will take a while to charge.

    I recommend that you hit the power button so that the screen turns off and allow it to sit there charging for at least half an hour with no activity on the phone so the battery can start charging correctly.
  20. HerrBulles

    HerrBulles Lurker

    Yes, many people reported often that problem of Android phones. Mine H2000 dual sim Android won't charge at all after 2 days of use, regardles of turned on / off the phone, or using the PC USB port or wall charger, and it's getting hot while plugged in for charging, but actually the battery isn't charging at all.

    I solved the problem with a multicharger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNqo6O46-CM , and now the phone works ! It can't be charged normally with the of the box charger, nore with the USB cable, but at least I can charge the batt with the Multicharger and I quite happy for using the phone .:)
  21. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert

    If it cannot be charged with the "out" of the box charger, return it. It is defective; the charger or the phone.

    Selling anything? :p
  22. HerrBulles

    HerrBulles Lurker

    Sir, I don't sell anything ! I just shared my solvind. Returnig the package to Hong-kong on my money is out of question, because
    1: is too far and
    2: I have to wait maybe 2 x 21 days ... and
    3: I am not sure that the next handset will be working, IF the chinese will agree to send me back another one for free.
  23. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert

    Your "solution" is not a good one for the majority of users.
    Much easier for us to get a new charger - they are less than $5.
    It SURE sounds like you're selling this "Multicharger."
  24. Me, too. Droid Pro. Says "connect your charger" no matter what. I've tried charger (and different outlets), USB cable to computer, power cycling several times, battery pull several times, and two different batteries.
  25. tkdunn

    tkdunn Lurker

    I have a motorola Droid. when it has a little battery life left it will charge fine< but when it gets low or dies it wont charge or come back on. It will come on long enough for the motorola icon to come up then shut off. what can i do?

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