Charging problem

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  1. koralyne
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    I lost the wall plug to my charger, so ive had to charge through my computers USB port. Ive done this for the past, month and a half probly, and its worked fine so far. Today, my droid died.

    i got home and plugged it into my computer, and it booted up like normal when you plug it in, but it keeps shutting off, like its not charging...

    What can i do?

    I got a usb>wall charger, but its not working either (note: its not the one i got with the droid though. When i plug it in, the light next to the charger turns on and off every so often)
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    the USB doesn't provide a lot of current so it takes longer to charge the battery.

    i suggest not using it while charging via USB, at least don't use it much
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    Unfortunatly, it shuts off either way. Sometimes it doesnt even turn on fully before it dies again.

    What really sucks, is im waiting for a phonecall right now
    :angry:
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    so the USB might be charging the battery enough to turn on but didnt charge it enough to get it through the boot up. buy a wall charger or borrow one and don't let your battery run dead again. :\
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    So, theres nothing i can do? =(
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    maybe a local 24/7 store sells chargers?

    i have an old motorola phone and the charger provided doesn't charge the battery from dead. i have to use a higher current charger from another phone to bring it back to life. similar to your situation with usb and missing wall charger. :(

    the safest solution is to get an official motorola charger. 3rd party charges can do funny things to your droid, so id stay clear of those.
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    This is why its a BAD IDEA to force startup when its charging...
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    I'll say this again... Lithium Ion Polymer batteries HATE to be fully discharged. Charge them before they get to 20%. There is firmware in the phone to keep the battery from being overcharged. Keep the phone plugged in as much as possible
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    If you have an external powered usb hub try that, the powered hubs allow a much higher current pull than the pc supplied one.
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