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How to Fix A Device That Will Not Charge

There are several key parts that go into a device's charging mechanism work properly.

First, make sure the port you plug the charger into on the device is not damaged. Make sure the charger has no damage. As well as the wall outlet and/or car outlet. Make sure the battery is not loose and is in all the way.

Once you have ensured all of these things are working alright, try using a different outlet (even if yours seemed ok). Try a different charger (even if yours was ok). Try a different battery (even if yours was ok). These are listed in ascending order of how much they cost.

If none of these are resolving the issue, the device is the cause. You'll want to replace it.

The most common means of replacement (if the device is a phone) are through warranty, insurance, or upgrade. Each of these are processed through your carrier (AT&T, etc). Or, if none of these are available, you can put your SIM in a GoPhone (without having to start a prepaid account) or purchase off of Ebay or Craigslist.

If the device is a camera, mp3 player, gps, etc - you'll want to either exchange it (if within 30 days), purchase a new one from a store, or purchase a used one from somewhere like Ebay or Craigslist. Also, check your local paper classifieds for more local sellers.

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Some things to check for when your player does not act like its taking a charge. USB Cable Make sure that the USB cable is properly plugged in and use the original cable that came with your player. Computer in Hibernation mode Make sure the computer isn't entering hibernation or sleep mode while the device is connected. The computer must be ON in order to charge your player. USB Port 2.0 Make sure the player is connected to a USB 2.0 port (1.1 occasionally causes charging problems). USB Port location Try plugging into different USB ports (i.e. USB port in the back of the computer); occasionally the front USB ports have limited power to charge up the device. Battery Make sure the battery is fully charged. It takes approximately 3 hours to fully charge the battery. Latest firmware Depending on what player you have, make sure it's up to date with the latest firmware. AC charger (optional) AC chargers (sold separately) have a 500-1000 milliamp max output, which provides much better charging ability than a USB port.

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Make sure that the USB cable is properly plugged in and use the original cable that came with your player.

Computer in Hibernation mode
Make sure the computer isn't entering hibernation or sleep mode while the device is connected. The computer must be ON in order to charge your player.

USB Port 2.0
Make sure the player is connected to a USB 2.0 port (1.1 occasionally causes charging problems).

USB Port location
Try plugging into different USB ports (i.e. USB port in the back of the computer); occasionally the front USB ports have limited power to charge up the device.

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Make sure the battery is fully charged. It takes approximately 3 hours to fully charge the battery.


Latest firmware
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AC chargers (sold separately) have a 500-1000 milliamp max output, which provides much better charging ability than a USB port. These accessories are available at SanDisk web site.



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my phone will not charge


There are several key parts that go into a phone's charging mechanism work properly.

First, make sure the port you plug the charger into on the phone is not damaged. Make sure the charger has no damage. As well as the wall outlet and/or car outlet. Make sure the battery is not loose and is in all the way.

Once you have ensured all of these things are working alright, try using a different outlet (even if yours seemed ok). Try a different charger (even if yours was ok). Try a different battery (even if yours was ok). These are listed in ascending order of how much they cost.

If none of these are resolving the issue, the phone is the cause. You'll want to replace it. The most common means of replacement are through warranty, insurance, or upgrade. Each of these are processed through your carrier (AT&T, etc). Or, if none of these are available, you can put your SIM in a GoPhone (without having to start a prepaid account) or purchase off of Ebay or Craigslist.

Hope this helps! :)

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