P780 won't charge unless powered off
Ok, this is as much a heads up to other P780 users as a desperate shoutout for help... I don't think I've seen anybody else with this problem so far, so here goes.
I purchased a P780 in december 2013, loved every bit of it and it worked flawlessly until about 1 month 1/2 ago. The phone was still brand new, but all of a sudden, it decided it will not charge unless I shut it down.
- Phone powered ON, no charge, and not recognized when plugged into a computer => nothing happens. The funny thing is if I use the USB OTG cable, it will actually see and read USB flash drives...
- Phone powered OFF, will charge although the screen won't show anything, only the red led will let you know that it is charging. Also, it won't charge past 88%, meaning when I turn it off and charge it, the maximum battery % is 88% even if I let it charge for 2 days...
The phone has been like that for more than a month now... I considered sending it back for repair or exchange, given it's still under warranty but I am afraid to do so, since I would have to send it back to china and the seller who I bought it from won't help.
Ok, so what do you guys suggest I do? Do you think it's hardware related or software related? I am not sure it is hardware since it will actually charge albeit when powered off, and it will see USB flashdrives when using the USB OTG cable...
PS: I am running multinlingual S125 (Chinese P780).