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Question [Q] Battery doesn't charge with working cable and port

Hello there people!

Basically this is my first post on here because it's actually the first time that I couldn't find a thread covering the same/similar problem that I'm experiencing...

Here's my issue:

I've got two batteries for my SGS 2, the standard 1650mAh battery and an extended 2000mAh battery (Official Samsung Extended Battery Kit), which I bought about half a year ago, when the stock one started giving me battery life of only few hours.

Yesterday, when my battery died I plugged it into my PC and booted the phone back up immediately without letting it charge even a little bit because I was in a hurry... Since I started using it right away the battery drained faster than it could charge and died within seconds with the screen flickering.

I knew I wasn't really being nice to the battery so I finally let it turned off to charge...
This was when I noticed that it wouldn't charge at all (no charging indicator), though it did seconds before when it was on.

So I tested different USB cables and sockets --> Not charging.
I replaced the battery with the old one that I haven't used in months --> Charging!
These results prove that the charger itself and the USB port of the phone do work and indicate that the issue is with the extended battery.

Now my question is: Can a battery just break so suddenly and if yes, is it fixable and how? I knew a battery can get weaker with age and become useless this way and that the most common reason for a battery to not charge at all are broken components (usb cable or port) but I never knew batteries could suddenly stop working.
Keep in mind the 'broken' battery is relatively new (5 months) in comparison to the old one which was in duty for 2+ years.

Another thought: Maybe it's a problem with the phone, 'not recognizing' the battery after it had its sudden death?

I hope my description was somewhat clear and thank you guys in advance for your help and suggestions!


P.S. Don't know if it's of any help here but I'm running a cm 10.2 nightly (Android 4.3.1)
 
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Of course batteries can die like that after a few mths. Manufacturing process isn't always perfect, some of questionable quality will always get through QC. Fix a battery - You're kidding, right ?

I doubt you can get a replacement, most guarantees on phone batteries are 90 days in my experience, but you can certainly go back to the seller & try.

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May be charging board is the issue?

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hi guys,

this is my first posting too.

I am using Samsung Galaxy SII I9100G version

I have use odin to flash the stock rom JB 4.1.2

I use the blazing kernel safe mode

past few months the phone is working fine, it will go overheated (when charging sometimes not charging) if i use other version of blazing kernel.

this two days, something strange happen to my phone. it keep on overheating both charging and non charging. i have no idea what goes wrong as i did not flash anything nor change the rom. to charge my phone it takes longer as its burning!

without charging it also burning.

i do not know what to do now, any senior member can lend a hand?
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