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Charging I have the secondary/opttional battery that is used in the expansion port of my laptop. For an undiscovered reason it only charges some of the time, when it does not the computer does not recognise it. I checked the connections and they seem fine. I'm lost from here :) Anyone have any ideas?

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Is the battery very old? and have you tryed a differant battery?

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My Samsung s5 is not charging their is nothing wrong with my charger


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1. First of all make sure that you are using an approved wall charger of Samsung Company. Because charging accessories of other brands may have different voltage parameters and may cause Samsung Galaxy S5 not charging issue.

2. Plugged in your Samsung Galaxy S5 with an original Samsung Mobile charger, but do not turn on your phone. Sometimes it may take little longer to charge the phone. After you phone starts charging, a charging icon should appear on screen. But if you see nothing is appearing on screen, then Samsung Galaxy S5 not charging issue is occurring either for damaged charging cable or there is some problem on your phone such as the charging port is damaged or bent, or the charging contacts on your phone is not cleaned.

3. To check the charger, charge another Samsung phone using the same charger and see if it is charging. If the other phone is charging well, then the charger is fine. Now you should check your phone.

Samsung Galaxy S5 not charging issue

3. Check the charging port on your Galaxy S5. To check the charging port, take a light, magnifying glass and a pointed wooden toothpick. Then see if the charging port is in the center and not bent. If you find the port is bent, then straight it using the wooden toothpick carefully.

3. Also verify the charging contacts are clean. Sometimes dirt gets stored into the charging port and occurs Samsung Galaxy S5 not charging issue. So Insert a small needle in the charging port and clean carefully so that the port does not get bent or damaged.

4 Download Galaxy Charging Current, to see if your phone is charging at it's maximum potential

How to fix Samsung Galaxy S5 not charging issue

Summary



  • Try a different charger with Samsung mobile origin.

  • Try a different USB Cable and charge by Kies.

  • Try charging it off via PC/Laptop.

  • Try removing the battery for 3 minutes, let it cool down and then charging again.

  • Blow inside the USB port and fix the contacts if it's bent.

  • Reboot your phone several times.

  • Download the battery charging electrical current app to monitor charging
(Note:Samsung Logo/images/Pictures has a respective copyright. I used it for demonstration purpose only.

If something in your mind to comment or suggest, please let us know. In our efforts to provide detailed information, there is possibility of inaccurate contents. If you see any mistake or incomplete in our information, please don't hesitate to tell us. We will fix it immediately as soon as possible.

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Jul 04, 2014 | Cell Phones

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Why your phone won't charge


<span>Hello,<br /><br />there are three or more reason why your your phone won't charge;<br /><br />1. The charger might be defective.<br />2. The charging port of the phone might be defective.<br />3. The battery cell might be very weak or the battery might be defective.<br /><br />Charger<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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........<br /><br />Battery<br /><br />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.<br /><br />What make batteries to be in this kind of condition is; <br /><br />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.<br />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.<br />3. If you don't use the correct/right charger for your phone, this can drain the battery instead of charging it.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />Below is a picture of what a desktop charger looks like;<br /><br /><img src="walesarumi_4.jpg" /><img src="walesarumi_3.jpg" /><br /><br />Charging port<br /><br />If non of the above seems to be the reason why your phone won't charger, then it means the charging port is defective. <br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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. <br /><br />Check if the charging port actually loosed contact. If it didn't loose contact, then you will have to replace the charging port. <br /><br />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.<br /><br />Below is a picture of what the rework station looks like;<br /><br /><img src="walesarumi_5.jpg" /> <img src="walesarumi_6.jpg" /><br /><br />I hope the above makes sense to you.......<br /><br />Good luck.<br /></span>

on Mar 23, 2011 | Cell Phones

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Why will my samsung galaxy s4 not connect to the charger - the socket seems to have dropped


REASONS OF SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 NOT CHARGING- GREY BATTERY PROBLEM

The main reason of Samsung Galaxy S4 not charging- grey battery problem is a shorted charging port. There may be several reasons for it such as sometimes dust entered into the charging port and causes this problem. Sometimes the bar across the center of the charging port gets bent.

SOLUTIONS TO FIX SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 NOT CHARGING- GREY BATTERY PROBLEM

Method 1
If your Galaxy S4 falls and you start to face Samsung Galaxy S4 not charging- grey battery problem, then take a pointed wooden toothpick, a magnifying glass and a strong light and see carefully if any bar across the center of the charging port is in the center and not bent to touch one of the sides of the shell. If you find that it is bent then straight it using the toothpick point carefully.

Method 2
Look for the dirt into the charging port that it may pick up from anywhere. Take a thin needle and gently insert it in the charging port to take out the large piece of dirt from it. But you have to be very careful so that you do not make any damages of the charging port. You can do this by using a can of compressed air or dust/hair blower that will blow out the small dust particles from your phone's charging port.

Method 3
Some users reported that they have found solution of the Samsung Galaxy S4 not charging- grey battery problem by taking out the battery from the phone , insert it into another Samsung Galaxy S4 ,and then again put it in back.

So follow these steps to get rid of Samsung Galaxy S4 not charging- grey battery issue.



Apr 25, 2014 | Samsung Cell Phones

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My battery pack not charging


Hello,

If your battery pack is not charging, the problem can be from either the charger, the battery or the charging port on the laptop.

To test and repair if it is the charger, try to use the same charger on another laptop to see if it will work, if it does not, then the problem is from the charger. Try to have it open to see if the cords positive and negative wires are not having any kind of partial contact, if it is, then, you have to separate them and solder them where they are supposed to be. Or better still, replace the charger.

To test and repair if it is the battery, use the same battery in another laptop and try to charge it to see if it will hold a charge. If it does not, then you know it is the battery. The only solution to fix a battery is just for you to replace it.

To test the charging port, place a well tested okay battery in the laptop, get a well tested charger, then connect them to the laptop to see if it will work. If it does not, then it is obvious that it is the charging port that has a problem. To fix that, you have to get a replacement charging port, and dismantle the laptop, replace the charging port with a new one, then reassemble it back together.

Take care and good luck.

Oct 09, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Charging problem


Charging port needs re-soldering.

Jul 30, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Not charging


Hello,

firstly, test the phone with another charger, to be sure the charger is not the cause of the problem.

Once you have confirmed that the charger is not the cause of the problem, then you will need to change your phone's charging port.

There are basically to reasons for your phone not to charge. Its either the charger of the phone's charging port as stated above.

You also have an option of using a desktop charger to charge your battery, in case you are not ready to change the charging port yet.

Good luck.

Apr 20, 2010 | Nokia 6300 Cellular Phone

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W385 not charging off computer


you have to give more detail to your question to get a better diagnosis.

(1) have you charged from this USB port before?
(2) Are you using a laptop?

There are 2 basic types of USB ports. powered and non-powered.

Sometimes you have to go into your computer settings and tell the computer this USB port you want powered.

The reason I asked if you are trying to charge using a laptop is because most laptop USB ports or non-powered because It will drain the battery down too fast.

if this is the case you can look into buying a powered USB hub which you can plug into your non-powered port you should be able to then charge this way.

good luck hope this helps.

Mar 26, 2010 | Motorola Mobility W385 Cellular Phone

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Do I have to charge up the battery on my new Acer 531 before I set up and use. If so - for how long? Thanks


its best to drain the battery completely in it, before you go near it with a charger. then leave it charging over night a good 12 hours will give it best life. each time then only charge it when its empty. if your using your laptop at home, take the battery out and put it away saves it been charged and charged for no reason. doubles its life

Dec 03, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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Dell Inspiron E1505 charging port is bad


happened to me.... tech guy from dell came over, and temp. fixed it ... laptop is then no use with battery, i still always have to use the plug

Oct 21, 2009 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook

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Ipaq 1940 losing programmes during main battery changeover


  1. Plug the charger adapter into the charging port on the bottom of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC.
    Figure : Charging the battery
  2. When the power indicator on the top of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC turns solid amber, the unit is fully charged and can be disconnected from the AC adapter (approximate time to fully charge a unit is four hours).
NOTE: The amber charge light blinks while the battery is recharging and turns solid (nonblinking) when the battery is fully charged.In the event of a low backup battery warning, charge the unit immediately before removing the main battery to avoid data loss. To view the amount of charge left in the backup battery, tap Start, Settings, the System tab, and Power.
Charging with the universal desktop cradle and AC adapter Use the universal desktop cradle to charge the HP iPAQ Pocket PC, or synchronize the HP iPAQ Pocket PC with a computer.
Follow these steps to charge the HP iPAQ Pocket PC using the universal desktop cradle:
  1. Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet and connect the other end of the AC adapter to the AC connector on the universal desktop cradle.
  2. Connect the serial or USB cradle cable into the appropriate port on the desktop PC.Figure : Connecting with the cradle
  3. Slide the bottom of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC into the cradle and push firmly to seat it.
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the HP iPAQ Pocket PC or the cradle, make sure the pins are aligned before pushing the HP Pocket PC into the cradle.
    Figure : Charging with the universal desktop cradle
  1. AC adapter into electrical outlet
  2. AC adapter into universal desktop cradle
  3. HP iPAQ Pocket PC into cradle
NOTE: The amber charge light blinks while the battery is recharging and turns solid (nonblinking) when the battery is fully charged.There are stabilizers located in the universal desktop cradle that assist in aligning the unit when there is no expansion pack attached. When placing the HP iPAQ Pocket PC with an expansion pack attached into the universal desktop cradle, the stabilizers will be pushed down by the expansion pack. To release the stabilizers for use without an expansion pack, press the button on the back of the cradle.
Charging with the optional USB Autosync cable Charge the HP iPAQ Pocket PC using the optional USB Autosync cable by connecting the Autosync cable to the HP Pocket PC and the personal computer. The HP Pocket PC will be charged using power from the personal computer.
For more information on charging the HP Pocket PC using the optional USB autosync cable, from the Today screen, tap Start, Settings, the Systemtab, Power, the USB Charging tab, Settings, and Help.
Charging a low battery The HP iPAQ Pocket PC will not turn on if the battery has a low charge (less than 3.2 Volts). Fully charge the battery prior to using the HP Pocket PC.
If the charge on the battery goes below the 3.2 Volts as a result of not being connected to the universal desktop cradle or the AC adapter, no damage will occur to the battery. However, the HP iPAQ Pocket PC charge indicator light will not flash until the battery reaches the minimum charge of 3.2 Volts and a normal reset is performed.
Follow these steps to charge and reset the HP iPAQ Pocket PC:
  1. Connect the HP iPAQ Pocket PC to an A/C power supply.
  2. Charge the battery to the minimum level of 3.2 Volts (this will take 5 to 30 minutes depending on the current charge level).
  3. Perform a normal reset by using the stylus to lightly press the Reset button on the bottom of the HP iPAQ Pocket PC.
  4. Turn on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC.
Keep the HP iPAQ Pocket PC connected to the universal desktop cradle or AC adapter when it is not in use.

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