Phone used to charge with car charger, then recently stopped. Thought charger was bad and threw it away. Tried charging with wifes car charger (she has same phone). Does not charge (hers does). It does charge from A/C charger.
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Your initial thought is probably the answer, the battery has internally short circuited due to age. In this case, the charger cannot produce enough energy to overpower the battery's consumption. While I do not recommend trying this, a tech center I worked at would "shock" a battery back to life by connecting it to a car charger for a few seconds to eek a few more weeks or months of use out of one. Again, I don't recommend this as a battery can explode and cause harm when treated this way.
My guess is that the charging port in your phone has gone bad. By holding it a certain way, you may be reconnecting it just enough to make the connection. Probably have a loose or broken wire inside your phones port. You may also see this is a problem if you try to hook it up to a pc.
Sometimes a bad charger can send a high voltage charge to the phone and fry the charging port on the phone. That is why a lot of the car chargers today have a fuse on them now. So that it will blow the fuse on the charger, instead of frying your phone's charger spot.
Hello ! I'm not sure if this solution is helpful, but I know 3 ways to charge it. You can charge the phone by using the charger provided in the package; you just leave the phone until it says something that means its charged full, or fully chargedXD. Umm, if you use the usb, it doesnt mean you have to use the syncing program, you justt connect it to your pc and leave it, thats what i'm doing right now, lol :P third way, you can charge it in a car using phone charger made to charge from a car. If this doesnt help, sorry! But maybe you should go check and ask about the people who sold you the phone or it could be the battery problem in your phone! Good luck thought :)
The network issue in UK was not solved and I think it was something to do with the Qatar SIM card. The charging problem was solved with the assistance of my son. I checked the USB socket in the phone with a magnifying glass with a backlight. I could see that the pins had been pushed to the side and so they were clearly not making the correct contact. Using the magnifying glass and backlight to see properly, I used a small pin to carefully push the pins in the USB socket back into place and now the phone charger works ok. Needs patience, a good magnifying glass (My wife has one of those big ones that you see in beauticians) with a backlight and a steady hand. Only other solution is to dismantle the phone and I did not want to try that or send it away..
Do you have a way of reading the output voltage of the charger?
Normally, the phone will protect itself first. So, its must be your charger that's bad. These aren't warrantied very long so you'll have to go to the phone store and see if you can beg another out of them. Otherwise your normal cost is under thirty dollars.
Sorry for the bad news, but your phone should be okay.
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Have you tried a different plug? Sounds like the plug might be bad. If you have a car charger, and a house charger, I would try both. IF one charges, and the other one doesnt, you have your answer. If you have trouble with both, then either you have 2 bad plugs, or the socket on your phone might be bad. Either way, your local phone dealer can check them out in seconds, and some places won't even charge.