My phone went dead while plugged into my computer laptop via usb cable. now i've had it charging for hours with with supplied wall charger - phone will not power on at all when pressing and holding the power key nothing happens. it has a steady red light when plugged into the charger - no orange or amber charging lights. does this mean my battery is dead. i purchased this phone from att refurbished only 2 days ago - is the problem really the battery?
This is a very odd problem with an even "odder" solution. When this happened to mine, I found a website that told me the following. I swear it works... eventually... probably.
Take the back off and just set it aside for a few minutes.
Now, remove the battery, and then put it back in, and then press the power button. If that does not do it, repeat the process...
... like 20 or 30 or 40 times. Eventually, the unit will make a (scary sounding) "pop" noise, and should turn on as normal.
I have had 3 Tilts. (I tend to be hard on phones.) Of those, two have had the "death" issue. Both were resuccitated this way, and worked just fine afterward.
Best of luck! Hope that helped. :-D
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sounds like you have a usb cable for charging only.You need a "2 way " usb cable,the kind used to transfer music and pictures to and from phone to computer.These one way cables are usually used in mobile chargering,as you don`t need to transfer things,just charge.Or you got wrong cable for your phone.
Follow this order:
when plugging in the camera and then plugging into the compuer does the computer recognise it? If not this is either a bad cable, or not an active USB port, or something has gone wrong interanlly with the camera. Internal can be anything from bad voltage chip to bad battery. But some people have put the battery in backwards or with the positive terminal the wrong way. Double check that this has not happened, as anyone could have done it, unless you live alone. Try another computer and see if it recognises that camera if so the cable is good and you can continue to trouble shoot in other areas.
1. Check your charger with another iPhone. If it is working, your battery may be dead. If not, replace the charger. You can buy some at www.amazon.com or any other site you like.
2. Try charging the phone on your laptop via USB cable.
Hope this helps. If so, please rate.
plug it in to your computer via the usb cable for a few hours, the car and home chargers are not recommended for the initial charge as there only a trickle charge...if it still hasn't charged up using the usb cable, there is probably a problem with the usb port(charging port)
let me know how you make out after charging it via the usb cable that was supplied with the unit.
It depends on the Roadmate that you have. :
- If your Roadmate has a separate plug-in port for charging your unit IN ADDITION TO a USB port, then no, your Roadmate cannot be charged using your computer via the USB cable.
- If your Roadmate only has a USB port available for charging your unit, then yes, you can charge it via your computer via USB.
However, please note, according to Magellan, charging your unit using your PC via USB can take up to 12 hours to charge vs. 4-6 hours when using the vehicle power adapter.
FYI: This is mainly due to USB constraints on pretty much all electronic devices. USB cannot carry the same amount of power to a device. It uses what is commonly known as a 'trickle' charge to recharge a device. It carries much less current than a full-blown charger (like an AC power adapter).
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.
I called and they told me,i have the same problem, to just turn the battery switch ( bottom thing) off and charge it over night via wall outlet. hope it helps im trying it as i type so i wouldn't know...
Hello again Cholo,
Well, we?re going into uncharted territory for me since I haven?t had this happen, however, I have found some additional things to try.
-Check and make sure the hold switch is off (orange is hidden).
-If the battery is completely dead it may take as long as 30 minutes of charging for it to respond.
-Let the power drain completely:
Disconnect the iPod from all power sources (apple charger, firewire and USB) and let it sit for 24 hours. Please note that you will probably loose all music and anything else stored on the iPod. After 24 hours reconnect it to the power adaptor or your computer and try resetting again. If it still doesn?t work try letting it charge for 30 minutes.
If you get it running again Apple recommends you download the latest version of the iPod software updater and update the iPod.
If none of this works try the following:
-Connect you iPod to another computers working USB port making sure it?s the only USB device plugged into the computer except you mouse and keyboard. Try letting it charge again.
-If you?ve been using one source (USB or apple charger) to charge exclusively try the other.
-If using a USB cable make sure its the cable that came with your iPod and that it is in good shape.
-If you get this far you probably have no choice except to send it Apple for repairs.
Let us know how it goes and please don?t forget to rate the posting.