One day my Samsung stopped charging, as to my battery was swelling up. The following day I bought a new battery and it is still giving me the same problem. It does not charge or show any sign that it is working. Does anyone know a solution? I've tried many that I've viewed on youtube, but still doesn't work.

  • Consider changing your battery for your safety perpuse and dispose battery with care. – Vivek Ji Sep 30 '16 at 8:56
  • it's explosion protection that kicked in – Display Name Sep 30 '16 at 15:37
  • @VivekJi they had already replaced the swollen battery – user145490 Oct 5 '16 at 20:31
  • @SargeBorsch Haven't heard of explosion protection. Kindly expound on it. – user145490 Oct 5 '16 at 20:32
  1. Battery swelling up is an indication of battery in terminal stages . It's good that you decided to replace with a new battery

  2. If the new battery is not charging, possible reasons:

a) It could be a rip off battery

b) battery charging is prevented by a transparent plastic foil on the terminals which is preventing contact. Examine carefully and peel it off . See this for a similar issue with S3 batteries Phone only works with busted battery

C) there is a genuine problem with hardware

First eliminate b) then check for a) by borrowing a battery and if both are ruled out, your problem is C) for which only service center can fix


Your USB port maybe damaged. It's very cheap and easy to replace. I did on mine after the phone had trouble charging, and it worked great afterwards.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.