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Is this normal for a Captivate? or should i return it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mafmmx, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. mafmmx

    mafmmx Newbie
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    First time Android user here. Just picked up a Captivate yesterday from ATT.

    I get it home and take it out of the box, used it like i normally would, went to bed, thru it on the charger ( it still had a charge left )

    anways, yesterday i am out and just not use to the battery life of the phone yet, so the phone completely drains and just goes dead..ok no biggie..

    when i get home and plug it into the wall ( using the samsung charger and mini USB cable supplid ) i get no light of any kind on the phone showing its charging, the phone wont even turn on..

    I figure maybe it needs a few mins to get a little charge before i can power it on ( normally you can power a dead device on aslong as its plugged into the wall )

    I gave it a good 10-20 mins and it STILL wouldnt turn on ( power cord still attached! )

    i go to bed, wake up, did a battery pull and it powered on fine and fully charged.

    Is this normal? or do i have a lemon and should i swao it out?

    the USB cable was seated in the mini USB port ( i know it can be tricky if the door isnt open all the way ) but everything was fine.

    Any ideas? Advice?


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  2. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    When the battery's dead and it's plugged up, a battery indicator will come on. It could have been a one time incident. I would let it die again, and plug it up (maybe do it twice). If it replicates what happened (not showing a charging indicator), it could be a problem with the phone.
  3. jonE5

    jonE5 Member

    never happened with my cappy yet, but with my iphone 3G if it ever died while in use, it had to charge for a good 20mins + before it would turn on or show any activity at all.
  4. krystak04

    krystak04 Newbie

    since your new to the phone and all, make 100% sure the charging door is open all the way, it should click open and hold there. then make sure your charger is pushed in all the way. i know i saw back on like july 14th alot of people were talking about their chargers coming out easily. well they werent plugged in all the way. so make sure yours is.

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

July 2010
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