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Galaxy Gear is not turning on! I clic the power button and nothing happens. When i put it to charge all i can see is the battery icon with a circular loading kind of icon. It immediately disappears when i first plug it in. That's the only thing, i'm not able to know if battery charges at all.

I have not used my GG since April because of this. My GG has never been dropped or stained with liquid. It had null rom and i was using it perfectly with my GS4. Perhaps pins are not clean? They look like they are clean and pristine but maybe something is happening? My charging cradle is bad? Or can i try to turn it on any other way without pushing the on button.

Really it has not scratches, i have never dropped my watch or hit it with anything. It seems dead as not being able to turn it on. I don't know what to do, would like to revive it.
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Try plugging it into a computer and see what happens.
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Try plugging it into a computer and see what happens.
Thank you so much, i think it fixed. Right now i'm seeing the charging icon. Charge at 0% and battery green. I'll leave it plugged into the laptop.

I kind of tried this before, but i don't know why it didn't worked. But now it did. I'm so glad i do not have to dissemble it.
Hope it works.
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For some mysterious reason, a computers usb power source magically repairs power issues.

Glad it worked!
 
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For some mysterious reason, a computers usb power source magically repairs power issues.

Glad it worked!
Yep i charged it, and it's running
I've been away. With all these new galaxy gears. How does the original Gear compares to the Gear 2 and Live Gear.

What's the difference between Gear 2 and Live Gear?

So far i think original gear is more or less same in specs than these other 2... and i think Gear 2 and Live Gear are very similar, but Live Gear doesnt have a camera.

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Thank you so much, i think it fixed. Right now i'm seeing the charging icon. Charge at 0% and battery green. I'll leave it plugged into the laptop.

I kind of tried this before, but i don't know why it didn't worked. But now it did. I'm so glad i do not have to dissemble it.
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Yep i charged it, and it's running
I've been away. With all these new galaxy gears. How does the original Gear compares to the Gear 2 and Live Gear.

What's the difference between Gear 2 and Live Gear?

So far i think original gear is more or less same in specs than these other 2... and i think Gear 2 and Live Gear are very similar, but Live Gear doesnt have a camera.

I've been living a cave, called college.



please help me I have the same problem, how long step from that you connected to the laptop, so I started to load? I already connect to the laptop and nothing happens ...
 
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please help me I have the same problem, how long step from that you connected to the laptop, so I started to load? I already connect to the laptop and nothing happens ...
Take everything out of the Gear. Connect usb cable to PC. Connect cable to the cradle without the Gear. Then place the Gear in the cradle with the connected cable.

That it what i did, it worked at first try.

Leave them connected 2-3 minutes (i think) if i remember well, and you'll the charging icon changed. It will display 0%.
Leave it connected to PC around 10 mins more to make sure, and then immediately unplugged it and plugged it on a wall charger. It will normally charge and you'll see the % increasing.

That's exactly what i did. Hope it helps.
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Take everything out of the Gear. Connect usb cable to PC. Connect cable to the cradle without the Gear. Then place the Gear in the cradle with the connected cable.

That it what i did, it worked at first try.

Leave them connected 2-3 minutes (i think) if i remember well, and you'll the charging icon changed. It will display 0%.
Leave it connected to PC around 10 mins more to make sure, and then immediately unplugged it and plugged it on a wall charger. It will normally charge and you'll see the % increasing.

That's exactly what i did. Hope it helps.

Bingo! My Gear works! Three hours after plugging it into the laptop lit! already has 13% charge! morning was connected to the laptop 5 hours and nothing happened ... finding must be very patient, thank you for your help!
 
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Bingo! My Gear works! Three hours after plugging it into the laptop lit! already has 13% charge! morning was connected to the laptop 5 hours and nothing happened ... finding must be very patient, thank you for your help!
De nada, glad you got it running!
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De nada, glad you got it running!
I'm jumping with excitement (te hubiera preguntado en Espaņol con lo que me cuesta el inlges jajaja)

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