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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Joshieca, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Joshieca

    Joshieca Member
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    So I've tried to get a longer micro USB cable to charge my phone but they don't seem to work, I've tried three now. If I use anything but the cable from Samsung my phone won't charge, it shows it has power from the other non-OEM cables but they won't charge the phone. My phone is the US AT&T version, non-rooted, using the Samsung travel charger; any thoughts?

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  2. Joshieca

    Joshieca Member
    Thread Starter

    I guess I am the only one with this issue. :(
  3. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    I've got an international one and it charges normally using a blackberry cable and an HTC cable. Haven't tested with the travel charger yet
  4. Rolo42

    Rolo42 Android Enthusiast

    Mine charges (as AC) with a generic 6' USB cable plugged into the Samsung travel charger.

    Does Settings|Battery not say "Charging (AC)" when the battery is <90%?
  5. WAWood8

    WAWood8 Well-Known Member

    Have a bunch of different USB cables left over from using my HTC dinc -- and the S3 charges just fine with nearly als of them. In fact, the Dinc used to complain when I used a non-Verizon car charger with a USB jack; in contrast, the S3 doesn't complain at all.

    That said, I have found one USB cable that will not charge the S3 -- it one with a retractable cable.

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