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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kane337, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. Kane337

    Kane337 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I got my Samsung Vibrant yesterday and like it a lot. However, I have what I thought was a faulty battery problem. The battery would not charge when hooking it up via USB to my desktop or AC.

    I took the phone to the Tmobile store and they swapped out the battery for me. The battery runs fine unplugged but as soon as I plug in the USB adaptor it starts losing a % of charge every 10 secs. As soon as I unplug it the draining stops. I called the Tmobile store again and they said it may be the USB adaptor. Well, I have a spare cable. I used it and the same thing happens.

    Is there something wrong with my phone? Is there a setting I need to adjust? Anyone experienced this yet?

  2. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Android Enthusiast

    Go back and tell them you want an exchange
  3. dan0zone

    dan0zone Well-Known Member

    ???? Are you saying that when you plug in the cable with nothing on the other end the battery drains, or when you use a usb adapter you get this.....? what is the adapter for...
  4. Kane337

    Kane337 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    The adapter is for charging. I want to charge the battery but it does the extreme opposite of charging. I can have the phone plugged into the PC or a wall outlet. Same thing happens. The battery drains. With nothing connected to the phone the battery holds steady.
  5. wildblue

    wildblue Well-Known Member

    That's obviously a problem. Sounds like a HW issue in the phone, or possibly the USB cable. I'd take all the pieces to TMO and show them.
  6. dan0zone

    dan0zone Well-Known Member

    No not the cable.. just a damaged usb port, so yes take it back...
  7. buya

    buya Lurker

    I have come across your problem, and I ate Yaba Kui

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

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