3 possible scenarios
Originally Posted by DanielBink
My Note 1 won't charge anymore what to do?
You didn't specify what your symptoms are. There are three common issues with charging:
- Cable / Adapter issues
- Charging indicator on but battery not charging
- Battery is empty and cannot be charged
In the first case, there is no charging indicator
. When connecting to a PC, the PC doesn't recognize the phone. Or it will cycle between connection/charging and disconnected. This may be because of the USB cable (easy to check: try a different cable). Another option is that the adapter itself is physically damaged. For some reason this is common with n7000. The remedy in this case is to replace the adapter.
If the charging indicator is on but not charging
, try shutting down the phone and then connect the phone to a wall charger. Wait a little while to see that the battery is recharging (quick click on the power button to see charging indicator). This happens occasionally (in other Galaxy models too). If this is the case, try reseting the phone to factory setting and don't install any apps for a while. Operate the phone to see if the problem is solved before installing your apps one by one.
If the battery is fully drained
, it may not charge back. You will need to manually charge it a little to get it started, then charge normally. This is done by connecting exposed wires directly to the connectors of the phone and battery and booting the phone. There are instructions elsewhere on the net. Don't try this if you don't have some electronic skills!
It is also possible that the battery is ending its life. But that would normally manifest in a long charge - quick discharge cycle. Easy to replace the battery and test.
If all else fails, try telling your phone that you are about to replace it with a new model. I don't know why but sometimes it works.