DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Motorola Droid Not Charging With USB

  1. Junior Droid
    jesman0's Avatar
    Member #
    2145
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    11
    Phone
    Motorola Droid - Verizon
    #1

    Exclamation Motorola Droid Not Charging With USB

    I can't seem to find a computer that will charge my Droid via USB. I have tried many computers at the office today and none of them charge my phone. Is there some setting that I have accidentally disabled that allows USB charging? I am going to have issues with this phone that I otherwise love if I can't USB charge it.
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Junior Droid
    jesman0's Avatar
    Member #
    2145
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    11
    Phone
    Motorola Droid - Verizon
    #2
    Additional info: The computers I am using are Win XP service pack 3 computers. I have installed the drivers on this page, even though I don't think they apply to the A855 USB and PC Charging Drivers - Motorola USA and still no charging via USB.
  4. Senior Droid
    Danthok's Avatar
    Member #
    1430
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    115
    Phone
    Droid 3
    #3
    I'm sure you are doing this but I will mention it anyways. In the handbook it says to make sure it is connected to a high-power USB port, which is pretty much any one coming straight off the motherboard.

    I had a no charge issue trying to use a USB hub.

    Edit: By handbook I mean the folded up piece of paper that came in the box.
    Last edited by Danthok; 11-09-2009 at 01:55 PM. Reason: Clarification
  5. Junior Droid
    jesman0's Avatar
    Member #
    2145
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    11
    Phone
    Motorola Droid - Verizon
    #4
    Thanks for the response. I haven't tried using a USB hub, perhaps that will be a solution. I can charge my new BlueAnt Bluetooth headset though with the same ports that won't charge my Droid.
  6. Junior Droid
    seaman's Avatar
    Member #
    2445
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    9
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #5
    Are you 'mounting' your phone to the computer? I can't remember if you need to mount to the computer to charge, but I remember that u have to in order to add files. To mount your droid, plug the phone into the computer, and the USB symbol should appear in the top left corner of your phones screen. Then drag down your notification window. Click on the notification related to the computer, and click 'mount'.

    Give that a shot. Don't forget to 'unmount' your droid and stop the usb device on your computer.
  7. Droid
    jscotti's Avatar
    Member #
    617
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    39
    Phone
    Moto Droid
    #6
    Are you being patient enough to be sure the USB port is not charging? I ask because it takes probably 3-4 times longer to charge off your USB port than staight from the wall. I've been charging my Droid from the USB ports on my laptop without trouble. BTW, you do not need to mount the Droid for it to charge on your USB port. From the wall, it's been charging in about 2 hours and I'd say it took about 6-8 hours to charge on the laptop USB port.
  8. Master Droid
    Slighter's Avatar
    Member #
    1248
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    263
    Phone
    Droid
    #7
    I had the same problem til I installed the drivers. The full user guide is also down-loadable (PDF) from the same page as the drivers. I get two usb notifications,
    'USB connected" and "USB debugging connected". Click on either for options and mounting for file management.
    This is the bandit's life, It comes and goes and them's the breaks
  9. Junior Droid
    jesman0's Avatar
    Member #
    2145
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    11
    Phone
    Motorola Droid - Verizon
    #8
    I ended up swapping the cable with a different one at Verizon and it is working now. Thanks everyone.
  10. Junior Droid
    kapukapper's Avatar
    Member #
    1168
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    6
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #9
    Okay... I have some odd charge stories:

    The included Motorola micro-USB cable charges with my computer and the USB charge plug...
    ...but a Cellet micro-USB cable doesn't charge with either of them. Oddly enough, it still connects for data.

    My wife's LG EnV wall-charger works perfectly...
    ...but a Cellet wall-charger makes the touch screen go bananas. (I've since returned that one to Fry's.)

    What the heck?
  11. Junior Droid
    jesman0's Avatar
    Member #
    2145
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    11
    Phone
    Motorola Droid - Verizon
    #10
    My trek down USB charging has taught me that there are Micro USB cables that can either charge, sync, or do both.

    The USB cable I had previously, the one that didn't charge, is different than what I have now. The USB cable I have now has a Genuine Motorola hologram on the phone plug. I am guessing the rep gave me a generic one by mistake.

    Verizon wants $20 for a second USB charging cable. Surely there is a cheaper 3rd party cable that will charge and sync the Motorola Droid via USB. I have already bought and returned the one at Fry's, the Cellet cable, as well.

    I would love it if someone posted a cheap alternative.
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Charging times??
    By Leastbay in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-11-2012, 02:44 PM
  2. Motorola Milestone is Germany's Motorola Droid
    By danDroid in forum Android News
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-27-2010, 07:15 PM
  3. Charging Question
    By warrenianbarr in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-09-2009, 11:59 AM
  4. Sounds when charging
    By dajakal in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-08-2009, 03:08 PM
  5. Charging question
    By medale in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-07-2009, 09:39 PM

Search tags for this page

droid charging motorolla
,
droid mini not charging
,

droid not charging

,
droid not charging on usb
,

droid not charging usb

,
droid not charging via usb
,
motorola droid not charging usb
,
motorola droid will not charge
,
motorola droid wont charge usb
,
why won't my droid charge from my usb
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Find us on Google+