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Why your phone won't charge

Hello,

there are three or more reason why your your phone won't charge;

1. The charger might be defective.
2. The charging port of the phone might be defective.
3. The battery cell might be very weak or the battery might be defective.

Charger

A defective charge can cause a phone not to charge. To actually find out if your charger is defective or not, borrow a charger from a family or friend that has the type of your phone, use the borrowed charger to on your phone. If the the phone charges, then obviously, your charger is defective and need to be replaced. It is also good to test your charger on another phone to confirm the status of the charger.

Make sure you run the above test, before buying another charger so that you don't waste your money. Sometimes, charger might be working and phone won't charge due to some other reasons that would be discussed below. So confirm first before buying another charge. Don't buy another charged based on assumptions........

Battery

A battery that is very flat, I mean a battery that its cell is very weak, won't charge with a phone charger. You might have to leave the battery in the phone with the charge plugged in for some minutes or hours before the battery will begin to charge and other times, it might not charge at all.

What make batteries to be in this kind of condition is;

1. If you use you phone to the point when it says "low battery" and you still don't charge the battery and the phone turns off by itself. This can run down a battery cell.
2. If you leave a battery in the phone idle for a days or months, the battery cell will become weak. Or if you leave a battery used for days or months.
3. If you don't use the correct/right charger for your phone, this can drain the battery instead of charging it.

Batteries in such condition will have to be fast charged with a desktop charger. The desktop charger will be connected directly to the battery and the battery will definitely pick up within 1 hour. Thereafter, you can continue charging it with your phone charger and it will charge immediately.

But if the battery is defective, it won't charge at all. Even if you use a desktop charger. Such batteries needs to be replaced. Also, it is good to test the phone with another battery, and charge it to confirm before buying another battery.

Below is a picture of what a desktop charger looks like;



Charging port

If non of the above seems to be the reason why your phone won't charger, then it means the charging port is defective.

Most times defective charging port confuses people. They think the charger is the reason why their phone won't charge and after using another charger on their phone they still find out that the does still does not charge.

Once your phone doesn't charge, the first this you test is the charger and second, the battery. But if the battery and charger seems not to be the cause of the problem, then it is the charging port that is cause the problem.

Your charging port might not be defective, maybe it loosed contact with the phone phone or it shifted from it's position. Sometimes, the way we forcefully insert our charger into the phone can make the charging port loose contact.

At this point, you will have to disassemble your phone. But if you feel it is a task you cannot perform yourself, then take the phone to a repairman to help you out. But if you feel you can do it yourself (DIY), read further.

Turn off the phone. Remove the battery. After that, get a phone screw driver, unscrew all the phone screws, remove the phone cover in order to gain access to the phone panel and get to the charging port.

Check if the charging port actually loosed contact. If it didn't loose contact, then you will have to replace the charging port.

Note that some charging port are soldered to the phone board and some are not. So if yours is not soldered, simply remove the charging port and make a replacement. But if is soldered, you will be needing a rework station. Rework station is what you will use to remove the charging port.

Below is a picture of what the rework station looks like;



I hope the above makes sense to you.......

Good luck.

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my phone wont charge


The phone is not charging because:

1. The charger of the phone maybe bad. Test the phone with another charger or test the charger with another phone to confirm if the charger is defective or not.

2. The charging port of the phone maybe defective. In this case, the charging port needs to be replaced.

Good luck.

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please help - my phone won't charge at all when i plug charger in (i have 2 chargers and neither works), however the headphones work perfectly. what is the problem ? thanks - avril


Hello,

The charging port of your phone should be the cause of the problem. It's either the charger is not contacting the charging port well enough or the charging port might be defective and needs to be replaced.

Use a pin to scratch the surface of the charging port and try again. If that doesn't work, then know for sure that you will have to replace the charging port.

If you feel you can do the replacement yourself let me know when you get a charging port replacement so that I can direct you.

Good luck.

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2 years back i bought a sonny ericsson k790i.never had any problem with it but suddenly last night it stopped charging.can u just tell me what would be the reason,i mean its the charger or mobile .


Hello, when a phone does not charge, it means that the phone charger or the port at which the charger is inserted in the phone is faulty.

Might be due to dust or dirt. You can Clean charging port on the phone with a brush and alcohol to remove dirt.

After cleaning it,if still not charging, you can test charger with another phone to be sure if the charger is working. And if charger works with another phone,that means the charging port on the phone is faulty and will need to replaced.

Take care.

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charging problem


Hello,

If you are unable to charge your phone, there are two possible reasons that can cause this, first, i suggest you get a similar charger to charger to charge your phone, if the similar charger charge your phone, it means the charger of your phone is the problem, but if it did not, then it mean the problem is the charging port of your phone.

The charging port of your phone is bad that is the phone is not charging, i advice you replace the charging port of your phone after you have confirm the charger is not the problem.

The problem is limited to two above, either a bad charger or a bad charging port.

Take care.

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Trouble charching battery, after 6 houres only one bar on battery . Charging will not complete.


Hello,

1 charger
2.battery
3.charging port
There are three ares to look at,
There are three different things you can try to determine the real problem of your phone, firstly, try use a similar charger to charge the phone to see if it will hold charge, if it does, it means your charger is bad, get a new charger. secondly, another area you will need to look at is removing the battery on your phone and charging the battery of your phone with a similar phone to see if the phone will charge the battery and hold charge, if it did not, it means the battery of your phone is bad and will need to be replace, lastlt, check, the charging port of your phone might be malfunctioning and not charging your phone, if the two above look good, it means the charging port is the problem, replace the charging port and you will see that your phone will hold charge.

Take care.

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