Charging when i plug in my phone to chrage it, i have to jiggle the cord to get it just right so it will charge and most of the time it just wont charge at all, i cleared out the dust but it didnt help.
what do i do?
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1. is there lint or some pants pocket debris or dirt inside the charging port on the bottom of the phone? use something non metal that won't break inside, it needs to be thin enough to move around and poke around the bottom, not interfering with the chip that sticks out.
before you do that.. turn off the phone and take out the battery just in case. you don't want to short the charging port, so why risk it.
you can use a thin side wooden tooth pick (not the thick rounded ones, they won't fit), or you can use an unused plastic brush tooth pick that's available at most stores like Walgreens, CVS, Safeway, etc..
2. If nothing comes out, try using a different wall charger adapter that works for your Samsung device. Many cell phones use a 3volt charger that won't work with Samsung smartphones because Galaxy phones need a 5volt charger. The others will just trickle charge it or may not work at all. Also, the cord itself. You can't just use any micro USB charging cable. You need to use one that can push enough electricity to your device. So it has to be a Samsung smartphone compatible one. If you have ruled this out..
3. Is the wall outlet bad? Try a different wall outlet. Example: at the airport we tried all the wall outlets in the same area, none of those charged the device. We thought it could be the charging cable or the adapter that was dead. Then we went to another area in the airport and tried again. This time we were charging the phone fine. Cable and charging adapter were apparently working great.
4. If that's not it.. what happens when you try jiggling the charging cable connected to the phone.. try angling the cable head to the left or right.. does it only charge when in a specific position? it could be the charging cable or the charging port that needs fixing..
5. If that was not the case, and everything you've tried doesn't work, it could just be the charging port on the phone is bad. Bring it to your local cellular repair shop. It should cost around $35 to $50 to fix.
6. If your phone is not worth it to fix it, it might be a better idea to buy a newer model phone. If you can't afford another phone or to fix the port, why not just buy a separate battery wall charger. You can buy a cheap China version to charge your existing battery outside of the phone and then just pop the fully charged battery in when you need to use the phone. I'd recommend charging the battery when you are sleeping.
You may have knocked loose the little "plug" that your charger fits into to charge it. It is soldered onto the board inside and, and if it is no longer attached it won't charge anymore.
See if the plug jiggles a bit if you play with it when a cord is plugged in. If it moves that is a problem and means that you need a repair. Even if it doesn't move, it may just be packed in there tight but is still broken.
First check your usb cable. Best way is to use another phone or mp3 or anything else that uses that type of of connection. If it charges, then it is not the cable then, it becomes a case of battery, or the phone it self. If you have another cable that didn't come with the tab, try it if the connection between the tab and the cord is lose, then you new to put your warranty into effect. If it charges, then again its your cord just has a short and you need a new one. If it doesn't charge you have to call samsung, or best buy, or hhgregg and have it looked at. Maybe a bad battery or the connector to the phone is broken. Good way to know is if you stick the plug into the phone and you jiggle the cord and its loose, warranty time.
The charger may be faulty. Check the adapter's charging plug with a multimeter, the voltage reading should be slightly above the voltage as indicated on the label on the charging adapter. If there is little or no voltage reading then the adapter needs replacing.
Does it show life of being charged when you plug it in? If so, then it sounds like its time for a new battery. If the phone does not show charging occurring when plugged in, then I would look into seeing if the cord is damaged. Plus the phones charging port could be damaged and not allowing the power to pass through it. Hope this helps!!
Your battery is gone, you will need to replace a new battery because the old battery is at it age. When you get a new battery, charge it 24 hour to fully charge it before you use, it is very crucial to maintaince the life of battery
Try checking the usb cable. Some usb cables aren't made so you can charge your phone. Believe it or not but usually the cheaper cables are the ones that work for charging my motorola razr v3 phone. If that doesn't work, check to see if you didn't mess up the interface when you plugged into the phone.