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    My HTC One X will no longer charge in the car. (Yes, I already checked the cable, etc.) This happened on a previous One X. Not long thereafter the phone wouldn't charge at all, so I had to get a replacement.

    Is this a common problem? Is my phone doomed?
     

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    Do you use a HTC car charger?

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    No. Why would that matter?
     
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    Does this charger have a replaceable fuse? And is the socket's fuse in your car ok?
     
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    It'd matter if you're running an app that needs a lot of amperage, like a navigation app.
    Only a modified car charger like HTC's would deliver enough amperage for that app AND for charging your phone :)

    You don't use such apps in the car?
    Then you'd think of that your car charger might have a defect (or bad electronical design) that might have wrecked two phones of you.

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    The charger still charges another phone.
     
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    It is a 1 amp charger. The phone charging LED no longer lights in the car. I'm doing less app-wise than I did before when it worked fine.
     
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    Had you a close look at the phone's microUSB port for fluff, dirt or bend pins?

    You said the charger charges an other phone fine. With the same USB cable?

    Harry
     
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    Eyeballs and rubbing alcohol on cotton swabs. ;)

    Well, eyeballs in their sockets, not on cotton... oh you know what I mean. :D
     
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    Again, the problem is NOT in the car or the cable. Interestingly, the phone would not charge this morning, but it would charge this afternoon. Strange.
     
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    Tried another battery?
     
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    The battery is not user replaceable.
     
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    Again :) Had you a close look at the phone's microUSB port for fluff, dirt or bend pins?

    Harry
     
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    That's a matter of interpretation ;)
     
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    Careful, you might send me off into my rant about how stupid and obnoxious it is to build battery powered devices without making it easy to replace the battery that WILL fail.

    Apple deserves extra censure for starting this insane trend.
     
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    The port is fine. The problem is inside the phone. I've seen this before.
     
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    Though Apple's batteries are rather easy to replace ;)

    And I'm not exactly sure if it really was Apple to start with that. I'm pretty sure there might be other manufactures that did some of this BS before...
     
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    Tell that to the Ipod I managed to ruin trying to change the battery.
     
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    Some skills required, that is :p
     
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    The IPod was different inside than the directions I had. I'm not sure if it was broken due to that, or if I just tried to do it too quickly. You can blame me, but I suspect that if I had had more accurate info, it probably would have not have broken.
     
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    That's why I love the old phones... No instructions needed, only a screwdriver...
     
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    Yes, that would be great. Unfortunately, the manufacturers apparently don't want their products to be user serviceable - not even for a battery replacement.
     
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