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

Tips Got the wireless charging system from Amazon, it won't work with my phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Thomas S, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Thomas S

    Thomas S Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    95
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011

    Apr 27, 2011
    95
    8
    36
    Wife got it for me for Christmas. It's a replacement cover modified to work with the palm wireless charger. It is $76 which is really a ripoff even if it did work. Well yhe back cover doesn't fit and it doesn't charge the phone. There are two electrodes the stick out that get in the way of the cover closing and don't really seem to go anywhere. Just figured id let others know to save you the trouble. My wife is going to send it back of course.
     

    Advertisement

  2. NeuDroid

    NeuDroid Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    220
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2012

    Nov 16, 2012
    220
    11
    38
    What version of the Note 2 were you using this on? Have pictures?
     
  3. Thomas S

    Thomas S Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    95
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011

    Apr 27, 2011
    95
    8
    36
  4. Veritas4420

    Veritas4420 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    642
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009

    Nov 18, 2009
    642
    84
    78
    Male
    Garmin Tech support
    Kansas
    Make sure you leave a review! I was going to order this and now I'm glad I waited.
     
  5. ceva321

    ceva321 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    724
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012

  6. Thomas S

    Thomas S Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    95
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011

    Apr 27, 2011
    95
    8
    36
    My wife has contacted the seller. I will let you all know what they say. Maybe they will send me a replacement that will work.
     
  7. roy5000x2

    roy5000x2 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    77
    Joined:
    May 19, 2011

    May 19, 2011
    77
    12
    18
    Boston
    The reason it doesn't work on your phone is because Verizon removed the wireless charging pins next to the battery. If you look at the last picture in the Amazon link where it shows the phone with the back cover off, you'll notice two gold pins to the right of the battery. Now take a look at your phone. Those two pins aren't there.

    Just another way Verizon felt like giving us Note II owners a middle finger when they finally released the phone.
     
  8. drexappeal

    drexappeal Android Expert
    Rank:
     #22
    Points:
    1,133
    Posts:
    10,781
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010

    Apr 8, 2010
    10,781
    3,118
    1,133
    Male
    Entertainment Industry
    West LA, CA
    Before you badmouth the product, a quick search (keywords: wireless charging) in these Note 2 forums would've lead you to the wireless charging thread (and many others), which would show you that the wireless charging won't work on US domestic Note 2's without modification (sadly, the Verizon Note 2 was found to not have the hidden connectors behind the plastic covering, whereas the Sprint and T-Mobile versions do):

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-note-2/636637-wireless-charging.html
     
  9. Thomas S

    Thomas S Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    95
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011

    Apr 27, 2011
    95
    8
    36
    Crapola. Actually, that thread is where I found the link. I guess I missed the part where it wouldn't work with Verizon note 2s.
     
  10. drexappeal

    drexappeal Android Expert
    Rank:
     #22
    Points:
    1,133
    Posts:
    10,781
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010

    Apr 8, 2010
    10,781
    3,118
    1,133
    Male
    Entertainment Industry
    West LA, CA
    If you want more info, the XDA thread talks about it way more, since it's where the info got leaked that wireless charging can be made to work:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1945582&page=4

    I can't seem to find the post that mentioned Verizon variant not having the connectors even hidden behind the plastic (like the Sprint version), but I guess it's up to you if you want to disassemble your phone to find out.
     
    Thomas S likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...