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Old 910 found. Charging question.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Tokenpoke, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Android Expert
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    Found my old indulge... I don't remember if it's dead or not so I'm wondering if it takes a minute to charge enough to power up the charging screen. It hasn't been turned on in a year and was left with the battery installed for some reason.

    I never modded it so I know it's not bricked.

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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    Yes, it will take some time for it to come back to life if at all. The phone battery will trickle charge until is reaches a same enough charge level to power the phone. Often ~5%. Now, completly discharging the battery can damage it, so there is a chance yours is completely dead. I'd let it sit for a couple hours to overnight, while periodically checking the phone for excess heat that may indicate a damaged battery and / or a safety hazard.
  3. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Android Expert
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    I noticed the water sticker had gone pink. Got new battery. Still nothing. I disassembled it and saw no obvious water damage so I put it back together and its charging.... though, I doubt that's the issue.

    If I can find a parts phone I'd like to just rebuild it.

    I'm weird, I have a collection of old metro phones I'm slowly building and refurbishing to working condition. This poor guy was lost and found again. Being the first 4g phone metro had gives it a little charm in my eyes and the two months I spent saving for it doesn't hurt.

    I'm pretty sure there's damage somewhere I missed so I'll get back to it when I finish this other rebuild and find a parts phone.

    I just finished doing a r560m today, so I'm burnt for the night.
  4. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Android Expert
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    This morning I plugged it back in again and got a dim samsung splash screen.
    The motherboard appears undamaged so i'm thinking the digitizer is shot.

    But I've got other phones to repair while I look for a parts phone.
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    Good luck getting the frankenphone back to life.:thumb:
  6. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Android Expert
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    Lol. The top two are also repairs. Both working perfectly.
    This ain't my first rodeo
  7. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    Ha, just revived my old indulge too. I unrooted it and reinstalled stock ROM. Looks just like it did the day I bought it. I have a much better phone these days but I can't help tinkering with the old indulge!
  8. skrapmetal

    skrapmetal Android Enthusiast

    Looks like my desk
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  9. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Android Expert
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    Lol. I work on my couch sometimes closer to the door for smoke breaks and fridge holds monkey juice.

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The Samsung Galaxy Indulge release date was February 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.5" inch screen, 3MP camera, GB RAM, processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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