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21st May 2012, 05:22 AM   |  #1  
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Since this morning my phone says it's charging when in fact it's unplugged. I tried cleaning the charging port, wiping cache, full wiping and reinstalling the rom, everything and don't understand why it'll never get off charging state.

I do check in settings while unplugged it says not charging and when plugged in says charging, but it's stuck saying "on battery for 23 min" and the icon never stops from charging....

Any suggestions? It's really annoying... Never had a single problem with my One S...

SOLUTION: Clean the charger port with a hard pointed object (that's what she said), make sure you clean and dirt or particles from underneath the middle piece in the charger port.
Also, if you notice the middle piece is too close or making contact with the bottom, use the pointed object to CAREFULLY bend it up a little.

Do all this while the phone is off and battery out. Use compressed air if available. if you wet it then completely dry it before putting the battery back in.
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21st May 2012, 06:31 AM   |  #2  
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did you try wiping the Dalvik cache when you did the regular cache?
21st May 2012, 06:33 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by masterkamon842

Any suggestions? It's really annoying... Never had a single problem with my One S...

Soo... do you have a One S with this problem, or a Galaxy Nexus?
21st May 2012, 07:00 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
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did you try wiping the Dalvik cache when you did the regular cache?

Yes I did.





Quote:
Originally Posted by martonikaj

Soo... do you have a One S with this problem, or a Galaxy Nexus?

A nexus.

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21st May 2012, 07:25 AM   |  #5  
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Have you tested what happens when you install a different ROM?
21st May 2012, 09:20 AM   |  #6  
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something like this happened to me about 2weeks ago.
It would say saying/ disconnected none stop.. if i didnt notice it would of burned my screen.
I just turned the phone off and removed the battery
21st May 2012, 01:09 PM   |  #7  
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Read an weep: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=23789

A LOT of users have reported this problem, yet Samsung claims it is water damage and won't do a warranty repair: http://www.reddit.com/r/GalaxyNexus/..._for_infamous/
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There is already a thread on this which has some useful info:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...hp?t=1427539It ranges from yep your charging port is f*cked or it just needs a clean and little tweak.

To get mine fixed I gave it blast with compressed air and a little needle to make sure all the lint/gunk was out of the port. I made sure the port was straight (if it looks like it is bent downwards slightly, try and pop it back up softly). Then what fixed it for me is to hit it with a little electrical contact cleaner.
I have a feeling the port was getting shorted by something as each of the pins on the microusb port are very close.

Hope that helps
21st May 2012, 06:52 PM   |  #9  
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Interesting - I'll have to keep an eye out for something like this on my phone.

I guess first step is the compressed air blast with a needle cleaning of the port. If that doesn't work then on to Samsung to see if they'll honor a warranty repair (outlook not good on this - apparently they claim water damage). Worst case you can get a replacement OEM charging cable off ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-Charge-P...item33746d1eb8

And fix the faulty part yourself or have someone you trust do it.

[EDIT] here's a link to ifixit for step by step instructions on how to take your phone apart http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Samsu...1#.T7pzI8XdOII
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22nd May 2012, 12:15 AM   |  #10  
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Thanks to all the suggestions, it does the same thing even after wiping, installing other roms or going back to stock. I tried cleaning it with a toothbrush but will try with a toothpick or something stronger. Will give updates once I do.

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