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Cannot charge due to low battery temperature on Lenovo P780

My Lenovo P780 won't charge because the battery warning always pop up & says that charging is paused due battery's temperature is too low. I have checked the battery's temperature & it is ...
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First battery charge on new tablet?

I got yesterday a Galaxy Tab 3 and I want to be sure what's the best way for the first battery charge. On the shop, they told just turn it on, wait for the battery to finish and then charge it to 100% ...
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MOTO E not turning on after upgrade

Run the update on my moto e yesterday, and after installation, it shut itself off an couldnt turn it on again. I got 1 or 2 blink led while pressing power for 10 seconds (this only if it is plugged), ...
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How to calibrate a new Nexus 5 battery that's higher capacity than original?

Just got a KBTEL battery that's 3800 mAh compared to the original 2300 mAh nexus battery. I charged it dead overnight, and now its been running for more than 7 hours and the capacity shows below 5% ...
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Galaxy S3 is stuck at Samsung logo splash screen and won’t charge

A little bit of help would be highly appreciated. A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S3 started freezing randomly. I had to remove the battery in order to restart it. Yesterday the problem got worse: ...
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How to determine maximum capacity of a battery in mAh? - received fake battery

Is it an increasable value ? I think its not. I just bought an extended 3890 mAh battery for my Galaxy S4 GT I9500. The original Samsung battery is 2600 mAh. This is my second purchase from a ...
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Unable to charge my device

I connected my device to the laptop through the U.S.B cable and tried to charge but it's not charging the device.Although it is connecting the device normally for data transfer but it's not charging ...
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Galaxy Note 3 drains battery even when connected to charger

My Galaxy got wet and I'm guessing it fried the battery because I am having trouble with it. When I plug my phone into my charger it drains instead of charging. Could this possibly be the charging ...
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Samsung galaxy 3 says charging paused. Battery temperature too low

I plugged in my S3 when it said 1% battery life and the red charging indicator light never came on, when i checked it a few minutes later it was at 0% and powered off. Immediately after that I tried ...
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Device Steadily Discharging While Plugged Into AC?

Question: My device (Galaxy Note 2 running the stable CyanogenMod release) is charging extremely slowly and discharges while it's plugged into AC power. What happened to cause this and what's ...
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Are 'Apple/Android Specific' USB charging ports really different?

I have a portable battery with two USB ports. One is labelled Android and one is labelled Apple. Apparently each has charging circuits optimized for that particular type of device. This sounds ...
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Smartphone charges only turned off

I have a Sony Xperia T, which chrages only, when it is turned off. It's strange, but can charge it from USB, when it is powered on.
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Samsung Galaxy GT-P7510 won't charge

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P7510/M32 32 GB. I can't get it to charge. I plugged charger in one time and showed the battery was empty and had a yellow triangle with exclamation point point in it. I ...
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How can I avoid the battery charging when connected via USB?

I'm using my Samsung Galaxy S2 for development so I regularly plug it while it's not fully charged, and my phone starts charging over USB. I think this (charging while in use) can affect battery life ...
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Cannot charge Xperia Z3 Compact

I have a 3 week old Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (D5833). However, it suddenly turned off and refused to charge. The phone was at ~10% charge before I plugged it in using the cable and adapter that came ...
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Vixion IRUX Tablet battery will not charge

I bought this tablet recently in Tenerife. Can find no information about the manufacturer. Now the battery will not charge through the mains adapter. It did charge at first. However, I have found ...
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Which charging cable should I use? Short or long, and why?

I have a 7" Android RCA VoyagerII tablet. The instructions say I must use the very short cord charger that came with it and not even try anything else. Is this true or can I use a regular long ...
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How to choose micro USB cable for my device?

The plug sure looks like any old micro USB plug. Will another cable (like the one from my digital camera) work to charge the battery, or do I need one specifically designed for my phone (incredible)
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Charging works well with new USB cables only

When trying to charge my android devices (Arc S and Nexus 7 (2013)), I noticed that when using new USB-cables, the charging process is going quite fast, but after some weeks (usually four-five) the ...
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How do I select a non-OEM charger for my device?

My Nexus 5 D821 (2014)'s original charger started failing to charge the phone since last week. There are 1.8A & 1.2A LG OEM chargers available in ebay.com. Is it okay to use the 1.8A charger? or ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 USB Cable Problems ; Charging Problems

Galaxy Tab is an old tablet.Yesterday,I can "resurrect" it from the dead,and I buy a fake USB cable to charge and exchange data. Since I have a worser phone than the Galaxy Tab,I really want to play ...
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How to turn on an Samsung J7 using an external dc power supply?

I would like to turn on my smartphone using an external power supply. The problem is that the Samsung J7 uses 4 pin (+,,-,) to connect to its battery. The first pin is the positive and the third one ...
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My Galaxy mini having trouble with charging

Today I noticed that my Galaxy Mini is not charging properly. In morning it was switched off even after charging for the whole night. Some weeks ago the same problem had occured, but some time after ...
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my battery charge indicator is continually flashing on and off

My battery charge indicator (the screen info saying % full), flashes on/off/on/off, etc. sometimes. I've switched the battery to a spare to see if that helps but it didn't. When it does happen, ...
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Why doesn't my phone charge?

Okay, so I already ordered a new battery, but in the mean time. Why won't my phone charge? I have tried every charger/cable in my house and car (over 10 chargers and around 15 cables). Double ...
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Long term effects of charging Nexus 5 with an other device's charger (fast charging)

A roommate has bought a OnePlus One (OPO) phone. When I tried charging my Nexus 5 with the charger of OPO I found that it charged my Nexus device amazingly fast. I'm talking 3-4 times faster charging ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 shuts off when plugged in: screen goes black then a grey empty battery appears

Samsung Galaxy S2 shuts off when plugged in. The screen goes black then a grey empty battery appears for a second then disappears. This "flashes" several times in about 4-5 second intervals. I can not ...
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USB charger produces high-pitched noise while charge is at 100%

I recently bought the European version of the PowerCube, which combines three power outlets with two USB chargers. I noticed that as soon as my smartphone charge is at 100%, it starts producing a ...
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Phone doesn't charge via USB while on

I'm trying to figure out a charging issue with my Nexus 6 (Marshmallow 6.0.1). While I'm in Windows (10) and the phone is on, it won't charge over USB. If I turn off the phone it charges via USB. If ...
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USB Charging notification while charging on AC adapter

I have a MOTO X android phone that while charging with my AC adapter it sometimes says it is charging by USB I don't know what to do Can you explain this
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I can't connect my Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 via USB

I can't connect my Samsung Galaxy SL GT-I9003 via USB. When I try to connect via usb mode the phone doesn't respond, it only charges. I tried restarting and restoring my device, but it still won't ...
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Xiaomi Redmi 2 Pro Battery Issues

I have a Redmi 2 Pro, and it works fine, except for some issues with the battery. If I charge it to 100% before I disconnect the charger and go to sleep, by the morning it may go down only to 98%, but ...
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Is there any relation between charging rate and discharging rate?

Sometimes when I do not use the original charger but a different one it would take less time to fully charge the device than the original charger would do. But I can feel that discharging rate is ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (GT-N5100) USB connection & charging problem

I'm having problem with my Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. When I connect it to a laptop/desktop computer it just won't acknowledge the connection. I just wanna transfer some files to my tablet. Before it ...
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What is a canonical battery test that I can use before and after upgrading the OS version?

I am about to upgrade from Android K to Android L. Right after, I will upgrade from Android L to Android M. In a previous empirical experiment, with a now-demised device, I noticed (or seem to have ...
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How does fast-charge work?

How does Fast Charge work? Does it actually charge your device faster, and if so, Is there a downside to using it?
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HTC Rapid Charge 2.0 overheating battery

Since a few days ago I am charging my HTC One M8 using the HTC Rapid Charge 2.0 charger. It does indeed charge fast, but I have noticed that the battery gets really hot. After installing the DU ...
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Do modern Android devices regulate AC mains power similar to a laptop?

There have been a lot of discussions about lithium-ion battery life across the internet. However, within these discussions I have found contradictory details about the way power is regulated between ...
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Can't charge/power on Nook HD+

The device won't power on. The screen and status light show no indication of activity when pressing or holding the power button (or any button / pairwise combination of buttons for that matter). The ...
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How can I tell how many milliamps my phone is drawing from the attached charger? Preferably without having to use a multimeter.​

Android.SE user "intuited" observes: I've noticed that my S4 doesn't always charge at its maximum rate of charge, even when it seemingly should. For example, car DC adapters that claim to provide ...
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How to connect Samsung J7 via USB but disable charging?

I would like to know if is it possible to connect my smartphone to a pc via USB without charging it? It would be very useful to be able to disable charging (but still allow USB tethering, ADB ...
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Will plugging the Samsung fast charger into a outlet rated 10W/2.1AMP slow down the charge rate?

The S6 comes with a fast wall charger, but how does it work exactly? I want to plug it into a “one outlet Belkin” with surge protection, that is 2.1AMP for the ome USB port and 10W for the single AC ...
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Can a charger of volts greater than a phone's battery harm that phone during charging? [duplicate]

I have an HTC Desire C cell phone with a battery of 3.7 volts. Would charging the phone with 5 volts charger harm the battery?
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Samsung Galaxy Star Shows Charging paused Due to Battery temperature too low

My phone stops charging because the battery temperature is too low, somebody told me to change the battery. How can I solve this problem?
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What is the standard voltage and current levels for an android battery?

I am using Micromax Canvas Nitro A310; recently, I bought a new USB cable and it seems its not doing the job as required. My phone is not getting charged as it was before. Either it takes too long ...
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Sony Xperia Z3 flickering between charging and discharging

When I plug my phone in it often has problems charging. Both the green led light and the charging icon will flicker on and off every half a second. This seems to happen at different times during ...
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How to prevent brightness from going to full when the battery low popup appears?

Whenever the "battery low" popup appears in my tablet, the brightness goes to full. This makes no sense because the brightness should be decreased to the minimum instead of going to the maximum, as ...
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How to prevent brightness when battery reaches high?

I leave my phone (Samsung Galaxy 4 GT-I9506, Android 5.0.1 lollipop) charging on my table when going to sleep. It reaches full after some hours often. It is so annoying when the display becomes bright ...
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500 charge limit on wireless charger for Nexus 4 / 5 (QI)

I recently bought a QI compatible charger for my Nexus 5. On the box it states, that the "wireless charges up to 500 times". I don't understand why the charger is only able to charge my phone 500 ...
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Why is charging from computer using USB slower than using an outlet?

And what is roughly the ratio of the charging speed in USB vs charger? My phone is Samsung Galaxy S, if that matters.