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Samsung Galaxy S3 charging port broken & external batteries not working much anymore :(

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GalaxyDrama, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. GalaxyDrama

    GalaxyDrama Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi everyone!
    I hope I can get some advice here [​IMG]

    Overnight my Samsung 3 just stopped charging. It wasn't gradual like it was with my last phone
    which if I wiggled would eventually work. I had months of notice that the phone was on its way out.

    So I purchased 2 batteries and 2 external battery chargers.

    The battery the phone came with is a Samsung original, the 2 I bought were not.

    One of the charges was a Samsung original, the other not.

    One was wall charger, the other micro USB which is awesome because that one I can charge on my laptop
    and in the car.

    On ebay there are people with many good reviews that fix the charging port. Apparently on the Samsung Galaxy 3 it's a known issue...

    So here is my latest issue....sometimes the chargers don't charge at all sometimes they do, failure rate is the same with both the original and generic. Also, it's taking longer and longer to get a full charge than ever before (when I get it). And when I do get it, it lasts less and less. The generic and non generic batteries in both the generic and non generic chargers cause me trouble, any combination does.

    So I have to get the port fixed, it's no longer just about the inconvenience of charging batteries all the time, switching them out, carrying them around etc....

    My questions are:

    1. Why am I having so much external battery charging issues that are getting worse and worse?
    2. What do I do about the batteries draining issue? Because even if I fix the port, the other issue would remain, right? One repair guy said it *may* fix the other problem but wasn't sure.

    One ebay guy thought maybe the generic stuff is the issue but like I said, happens as much with the original Samsung.
    Another said maybe I need to reset my phone once I fix the charging port issue. No one was certain though.

    Before I go without a phone and pay to get the port fixed, does anyone have any idea what do to about my batteries draining? Because that's as big if not bigger issue. *I want to send it to the repair guy who can take care of both problems.*

    Any help appreciated, sorry this was so long :/ Thanks!


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  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Welcome to the forums, GalaxyDrama. :hello:
    I moved this to the S3 forum for further support.
  3. GalaxyDrama

    GalaxyDrama Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thank you! Will I still receive notifications? I can't seem to find it, I only see forum for s3 note.

    OK I can't find this post anywhere else (?). I assume no one has responded yet.

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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