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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sayanroyc, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. sayanroyc

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    I have had the Galaxy Nexus for a better part of a year, and recently, charging became an issue. Sometimes when I plugged in my phone, it does not charge and I have to wiggle the end of the cord a bit until I see it start to charge. Now this requires me to keep my phone very steady in order for it to charge, but being a person who constantly checks his phone every 5 minutes , I cannot keep myself from touching it. Now, having to move the wire around and carefully place my charging phone every time has become a huge hassle, so I had the ingenious idea to have it charge wirelessly like the Palm phones. Of course, one google search later I found that many people had already had this great idea and implemented it quite well.

    Throughout the course of this week I will begin working on this for my phone (waiting for all the supplies to ship in!). I will be following a few of the guides that others have created, and will put up links to each.
    EDIT: Apparently I cannot add links in my first few posts :mad: but I shall find a way to give credit where it is due.


    Items (That I will be using, subject to change):
    Galaxy Nexus (standard cover - NOT the extended battery one)
    Palm Touchstone charging dock
    Palm data cable
    Palm Pixi Touchstone cover
    Neodymium disc magnets (1/4" diameter)
    Copper Foil tape (conductive adhesive) OR short wires
    Mini 4-head screwdriver

    Tips for Items: Be careful when buying the Palm Touchstone dock, it usually does NOT ship with the data cable - can be very misleading. Either have to buy separately or find them together. Thanks to both eBay and Amazon - the total cost falls under $25.


    Pictures will be provided with each step. Project will begin soon!
     

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    Sounds interesting!
     
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    While I do wish to see this setup, and am very interested myself, I do have to at least be the one to ask...no warranty? Or if you still have a warranty, why not just replace the phone?
     
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    What comes to my mind.... have you tried a different usb cable? :D
     
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    Since the OP can't post links I figured I would post a link for you. I am pretty sure this is the guide but not 100%. If it isn't the OP can let me know and I'll take it down.

    Also I had this same issue it turned out to be lint stuck in the USB port on the phone. Then I had it again and it turned out to be a bad USB cable that fried my USB port.
     
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