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Nexus 4 won't charge through laptop on low power

When my Nexus 4's battery is less than 5%, it won't charge while connected to my PC, but I can charge by plugging my Nexus 4 the wall adapter. I believe it is a hardware problem. Can you help me?
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How to NOT charge when USB debugging? [duplicate]

I develop "on the road" using a laptop that's not connected to a power source, so when I debug on my android devices, they drain my laptop battery. Unfortunately, the laptop is a MacBook Air so spare ...
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Nexus 4 wont hold charge after screen and battery replacement

I've just replaced my broken screen and put a new battery into my nexus 4 following this you tube vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZDAIgwbXk4. When I first plugged in the charger (1A generic usb ...
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How can I pick the correct replacement usb charger for my phone?

My phone has a wall charger with outputs 5vdc and 850mA, which just broke (I saved the USB-microB cable which I've been using to charge from laptops). Unfortunately, OEM chargers of that particular ...
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Galaxy s2 is recognised by computer but doesn't charge

This is an odd one but today I noticed by S2 wasn't charging while plugged in. I tried connecting it to the computer and it came up as a media device as normal but still didn't charge, the battery ...
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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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Battery meter went crazy and now stays at 0%

I have a Samsung Galaxy Discover that worked fairly well until the last week or so. I ran the device down down to 0% - at which point the device shut off. I performed a full recharge and then ...
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455 views

Does using an unofficial charger negatively affect overall battery lifetime of a GS4?

According to two employees at the Sprint store, using an unofficial charger for the Galaxy S4 will negatively impact the overall life of the phone's battery (edit: in other words, the battery will ...
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I'm interested in using a laptop battery as an external battery pack for phone

As title said I'd like to use a laptop battery for my phone as an extender. One usage would be on a plane where my laptop is too bulky to really use but I could pull the battery out of it and use it ...
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561 views

My Galaxy y s5360 is not detecting the sd card?

I am using the Galaxy Y (S5360) with Gingerbread. A few days ago my mobile stopped detecting any charger or usb. After some time it started working again but it still wouldn't connect via usb to a PC ...
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unable to charge Google Nexus I9250

I am unable to charge my phone most of the times. When I connect my phone to the USB cable which is in turn connected to the computer or charger, most of the times (about 90 percent), I am unable to ...
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Recharge interface infinite boot loop

I'm having this problem for a while and don't remember exactly how it occurred, if I remember well, it started happening after flashing a non-stock ROM with CWM, but can't really reproduce it. ...
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problem with charging symbol,

I purchased a unlocked Samsung Galaxy 3 mini from the internet. Worked fine until I went abroad and change the SIM card. Now I am back in the UK, I am having trouble charging the phone. The charging ...
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Is it better to detach a charger when my Android device gets fully charged? [duplicate]

When using my Android device at my desk, is it better to (from a battery health point of view) detach a charger as soon as the device gets fully charged, or is it ok to keep it on the charger? I like ...
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What does a red battery icon indicate?

While charging my Jellybean 4.1 device at my PCs' USB, I see the following red battery icon in the notification bar: What does the red color indicate?
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How to root this device? RK3188

I am attempting to root at RK3188 Mini PC I bought from amazon. I believe I have found the drivers, but cannot figure out how to connect a USB cable to the device to connect to my PC to root. Please ...
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Looking for a consistent answer about battery calibration

This forum is full of questions about battery calibration. The thing is, that either I'm blind or one answers contradicts others. In particular: For example forums says, that battery should be ...
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Closely monitoring charging (with bike charger)

I bought a bike charger for my Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro sk17i . When I cycle, the phone says that it is being charged, but apparently it is not because the battery percentage doesn't increase. ...
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email me when a charger is connected?

I want to be able to leave a device with charger plugged in the socket, and have it email me (or call/text me on my another device) as soon as it gets power (ie when the charger is technically or ...
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Android stuck in downloading mode

So what happened is that my mobile (Galaxy S4 - GT-9500) ran out of charge. When I plugged in the charger and tried to turn it on, it went directly to what I think is the recovery mode (Android logo ...
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Why the battery drain while plugged in doing nothing? (omap2_mcspi)

I usually leave my phone plugged in to the wall charger at night. This morning, to my surprise, the battery was not charged. According to the System Panel app, System Processes were taking almost ...
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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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Reverse polarity damage

I need help. I was using a generic usb charger to charge my android phone and it was charging fine but somehow the polarity was reversed. After being plugged in for some time, the phone became very ...
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Battery percentage going down while charging! [duplicate]

(device: Samsung Galaxy S 3) I've just witnessed something rather strange: while tethering to my laptop, with the phone being plugged in a power source (the charger I got with the device) - the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus doesn't detect charger

This happened yesterday night first. My phone's battery was very slow, so I decided to charge it. It didn't start charging after plugging in the charger. Frustrated, I kept trying with different USB ...
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Full battery completely depleted within a few hours without any user activity — what to do?

I left my phone on the table with full battery without doing anything with it. After a few hours the battery was completely depleted, and the phone automatically shut down. What could cause such a ...
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Sony Ericsson DISCHARGES when plugged in

I have a Sony Ericsson Live With Walkman (WT19i). About a week ago my phone started discharging when plugged in for charging using either a Samsung wall charger or the USB port on my PC. It charged ...
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Why does charging leads to battery losing charge at times

I have a LG Optimus S Android on Gingerbread (The one on the cheaper side with least specs for an Android). I have found that when I use the USB charger connected to my computer, at times instead of ...
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Why are some USB chargers slower than others?

It seems with USB chargers for my android phone, not all are created equal. The first pic is the official charger which came with my phone (galaxy nexus). It charges quickly, from 0 to 100% in a ...
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Nexus S and phone charger get unusually hot when plugged in

I was using my Nexus S today and it turned off suddenly. I plugged it in to charge and saw it load to the boot splash screen, and then I went to sleep. When I woke up 2 hours later my phone was dead. ...
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My Nexus 4 says it's charging but it's actually discharging

I plug in my Nexus 4 to a charger cable plugged into a wall outlet each night, and each morning I disconnect it. But sometimes during the day when it's not plugged in, like today, it says "Charging - ...
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If I charge Nexus 4 with a wireless charger will it charge considering red LED error

I've had a red LED error in my Nexus 4 for a week and it won't turn on or charge. I've tried everything, pressing the power button for 60 seconds, etc. I even opened it up and removed the battery and ...
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Nexus 4 wont charge or turn on; LED is blinking red

I've been charging my Nexus with the original charger for 2 hours. It still shows red LED light when I hold the power button. I've tried everything: Different USB chargers Holding the volume button ...
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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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since upgrading my software to 4.1 my samsung galaxy note wont charge properly

I recently upgraded the software on my galaxy note to 4.1 and since then its been very strange when charging. I put it on charge last night woke up this morning it said charging 23% came back to it a ...
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My Samsung Galaxy Note won't charge but will turn on for 1 second

I got my Samsung Galaxy Note about 5 months ago and three months into having it I dropped it and cracked the screen. The actual touch screen works it is just the glass that is broken. About a month or ...
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Can I charge my Samsung tablet without the plug in charger? Are there any other ways?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tablet but my charger is a little broken. It only charges if I play around with it but that frustrates me. Is there any other way I can charge my tablet without wasting money? ...
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galaxy s3 not charging

I have a samsung galaxy s3. It is only 7 months old. Its battery is not getting charged. I have tried to reboot and take the battery out and put it again,it still doesnt get charged. The usb port is ...
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What's the input current draw for the Nexus 4?

I am trying to find the maximum possible current draw of the Nexus 4 when recharging the battery. The adapter that comes with the Nexus, supplies 1.2A The Qi Charging Station needs 1.8A But I ...
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Nexus 7 charges very slowly, even with 2 amp chargers

I'm facing a rather painful issue with the battery life/charging issue with my Nexus 7 (4.2.2) When idle and plugged into my 2A charger with the stock USB cable, it charges VERY slowly. I'd say ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy tab 10 does not start up

My tablet won't start. With the USB cable connected I can start my tablet using the "power & volume" trick. When in prompt menue for various reboot options it says in yellow text Can't access ...
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I cannot charge my tablet

I only have a USB cable to charge my tablet and I plugged it into my laptop to charge and a little red X shows up on the battery thing. How can I charge my tablet?
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WiFi tether without losing battery

So, as everyone already knows, when tethering data over WiFi your battery may overheat/lose battery/etc. What I want to do is while in my car: Stream internet over WiFi to >1 person Navigate with ...
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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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Plug in the charger the wrong way?

Yesterday, I mistakenly tried to push the charger plug in my phone upside-down. The phone seemed to react to it. Does it matter which way the plug is turned for charging?
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Phone only charges when plugged into AC adapter or computer

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 x. It only charges when plugged in to the AC adapter and my laptop, and doesn't charge using battery packs or in the car. I use the same cord for everything. Why is this? ...
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Constant USB tethering leading to charging issues [duplicate]

I have to run Samsung Galaxy Ace internet via USB tether. Will constant use overcharge my mobile and can this lead to problems? Wi-fi is not currently an option.
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Charging paused, battery temperature too low

I dropped my Samsung Galaxy S2 in water, and now when I plug it in I get a message that says: Charging paused, battery temperature too low Is there any way to fix this?
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How do I get rid of the “Battery fully charged, unplug charger” popup screen?

Every time my Note 2 gets fully charged, it beeps and (more annoyingly) turns the screen on to tell me to unplug it now that it's fully charged. I'm not going to unplug it overnight. I don't want ...