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T-mobile mda is not charging

My phone can't charge from the port again and i can'nt access it through the usb cord on my laptop. Thank you,

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Re: t-mobile mda is not charging

I have the same problem.... may anyone help me.. it is not charging.. and not giving any sign of charging.. plz reply

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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How do you charge the phone?

You can see a USB like port at the bottom center of the device. You can charge the battery by: • Connecting your device directly to an external power source. • Plugging the device sync cable into the USB port on your PC.

Feb 22, 2011 | T-Mobile MDA

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No power

Make sure you have an original OEM charger for the MDA. Many of the knock off chargers don't provide the right amperage for the device. What happens is that since the phone is completely dead, it can't regulate how many amps the battery should get during the charge and an incorrect charge current won't charge the battery. I'm guessing that someone sold you a Motorola RAZR charger or another knockoff made for the RAZR. This might charge your phone when the battery is working, but not when it's DEAD. Also you won't have luck plugging it into a computer USB cable because, again, the phone can't tell the computer what charge to send and most computers only produce <0.5 amps in the USB port.

Get a charger that states it is an OEM (original eqipment manufacturer) device or one that is specifically designed for the MDA (or Cingular 8125). eBay is full of them.

Bad charger (probably won't work for a dead battery)

Good Charger (correct amperage and designated for the MDA)

Jul 08, 2008 | T-Mobile MDA

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How do i disassemble a t- mobile mda cell phone?

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I have the same issue. i just dont know how to get the parts together


Feb 27, 2008 | T-Mobile MDA

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Broken USB Port on T-Mobile MDA

My daughter's MDA had the same problem. I just opened the phone and soldered the legs on the corners back to the board. You have to bend the pins on the back of the plug down to make contact with the board, before you solder. Place plug back down and line it up with contacts. If done right should work as normal. Hope that helps

Jan 16, 2008 | T-Mobile MDA

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Mda not charging

Either your battery is bad or your soldered contacts on the inside to the charger port are broken.

Jan 09, 2008 | T-Mobile MDA

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Tmobile mda

Try charging it with the AC adapter it came with.

If that doesn't work try charging it via your computer using a USB cord

Jan 03, 2008 | T-Mobile MDA

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T mobile mda

If the unit is not new have you checked the status of the battery and is it a manufacturer's battery - some units are quite sensitive to that.
The problem may also be with the charger

Dec 22, 2007 | T-Mobile MDA

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Battery won t charge or operate phone Problem - T-Mobile MDA Compact Smartphone

Okay, I searched and searched until I found a solution that worked for me. I tried the USB thing, I got my phone to turn on once, but never to charge. Here's what I did:

(Do this at your own risk)
I zapped my battery with a 9v battery. One wire on each terminal and then held it to the MDA battery (positive to positive, negative to negative) for about three seconds. I did this about five times. (Don't let the wires touch while they are connected to the 9v battery.) I IMMEDIATELY plugged my phone into a wall charger, NOT my computer (The computer wouldn't charge my phone). As soon as it was connected to the wall charger, I turned it on. After starting up, the orange light came on, and it started charging. I was skeptical about this solution at first, but trying everything else I resolved to do this and then if it didn't work buy a new battery, but it worked and my MDA is charging as I'm typing. The original ideal came from a post on the xda-developers website by dew1989. I added the additional steps that got my battery charging again. I hope this helps!

Dec 04, 2007 | T-Mobile MDA Compact Smartphone

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T-mobile mda usb port broken

try other USB ports on your comptuer and try it on another computer before trying to open it up

Nov 13, 2007 | T-Mobile MDA

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I need the data on my dead MDA!!!

Try to trickle charge it by hooking it up to the USB and then to your computer. Let it charge up a bit then try powering it on or charging it the regular way to charge it even faster.

Trickle charging
Some Palm devices have the ability to "trickle charge" from a USB port on a PC or Mac. This means that it receives a very small amount of charging from the USB port, even if it is not connected to its AC charger. If your device is capable of this function, the charging time will be significantly longer for a trickle charge (depending on the power rating of the PC USB port). However, the device may not charge at all on an unpowered USB hub (or for example off off a keyboard).

Sep 23, 2007 | T-Mobile MDA

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