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Galaxy S8 charging problems

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by l6ch16n, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. l6ch16n

    l6ch16n Lurker
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    My new Galaxy S8 has some problems revolving around charging the device. Whenever I plug the device in to charge, it doesn't recognise it and doesn't charge. The only exception to this is when I plug the charger in whilst it's turned on and hold down the power and volume down buttons until it powers off, which it then acknowledges it's being charged and charges normally.

    The second problem is that whenever the phone has the cable plugged into it, it can't be turned on.

    Is this normal behaviour or is there something wrong with the phone? Thanks in advance.

  2. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    Are you using the original charging cable? If so try swapping it out with another usb type c cable. If the problem still presents itself send the phone back.

    To be honest it sound like a faulty charging port and I would be inclined to send it back regardless.
  3. etsok1

    etsok1 Newbie

    Try clearing the the USB cache and data. Settings > apps >(show system apps from 3 dot menu) > USB settings app > storage > clear cache > clear data. Restart phone. This helps with many problems associated with the charging port.
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  4. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    Oh, I've never heard of this one. I would be interested to see if this does sort out the OPs issues. :thumbsupdroid:
  5. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    It seems like a hardware related issue. Any device should charge properly even when powered off.

    First thing I could think of is a faulty charger that can't deliver the minimum required current to the phone.
  6. Applegate

    Applegate Newbie

    There is definitely a glitch, check the contacts (plug in) for corrosion or a short circuit. Wireless charging is a temporary solution. I hope someone knows more. I wish you the best of luck
  7. etsok1

    etsok1 Newbie

    The charging port has several safeguards to prevent damage to the phone. If moisture is detected in the port it disables the port. In theory once the port is dry, it should re-enable the port. There is a know problem where the port will not enable, moisture error stored in software. Clearing the cache and data removes the stored error and all is good. The OP problem sounds similar, worth a try.
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  8. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Is it a Samsung exclusivity?

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 release date was April 2017. Features and Specs include a 5.8" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4GB RAM, Exynos 8895 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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