1. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Droid 1 No longer charges

Discussion in 'Rescue Squad Help' started by Bilgediver, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Bilgediver
    Offline

    Bilgediver New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    917
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    On Board a ship
    My droid no longer charges. =-/

    I had UD extreme 8.0 flashed, I'm trying to recover back to stock (using rom manager), hopefully it had enough battery for that.
  2. Shibbey
    Offline

    Shibbey New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Check out the link in the first line of my sig. File contains everything needed to flash back to FRG22D stock. Steps 1 and 2 can be skipped if you already have the drivers and RSDLite installed. Just makes it simpler for some people.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
  3. Bilgediver
    Offline

    Bilgediver New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    917
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    On Board a ship
    Thanks I may have to do that someday but for some reason I got it working.

    I guess it couldn`t handle being plugged into my surge protector backwards (weird). Most plugs have no problem switching polarity but I guess not this one (anymore anyway). Its not one of those plugs that has one pole bigger than the other, both are the same size.
  4. Bilgediver
    Offline

    Bilgediver New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    917
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    On Board a ship
    Maybe Now I will flash to BB, just to see how smooth that UI is.
  5. Shibbey
    Offline

    Shibbey New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NE Ohio

    That reminds me of a story.. :icon_eek:

    I tried to rig a custom charger up to my motorcycle. My idea was to use the USB cable and an automotive USB lighter adapter. I opened the adapter up, removed the guts that connect inside the power outlet and began soldering away. I took the aligator clips from my battery tender and soldered them into the power leads of the adapter. Plugged it in and my phone died instantly. Well, crap, didn't work, oh well.

    Went on a 200mile ride the next day, no issues. Got home and bam! Chaos on my screen! I had a black screen with a few white lines, no reboot, not even to recovery...nothing. Then sometimes a snow screen.

    Thank god for insurance. LOL
  6. furbearingmammal
    Offline

    furbearingmammal Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    10,354
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    So far north in NY I smell maple syrup when the wi
    Usually if a phone won't charge you should plug it into the wall charger or a car charger rated at 850mA or higher. The reason being that sometimes the Droid won't charge unless it senses the wall charger's current. USB charging won't cut it in that case, nor will something pushing out less than 850mA.
  7. Bilgediver
    Offline

    Bilgediver New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    917
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    On Board a ship
    What's weird is I am using a wall charger.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
  8. furbearingmammal
    Offline

    furbearingmammal Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    10,354
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    So far north in NY I smell maple syrup when the wi
    I'd pick up a second charger rated at 850mA just to be on the safe side and try it. It could be the charger (and yes, I know you got it working -- this is just to be safe) or it could be the surge protector you have it plugged into. That way you could test, and having a backup charger for travel/loss isn't a bad thing. If it turns out to be the surge protector you could get another one of those because it sounds like yours might have an issue. :)
  9. Bilgediver
    Offline

    Bilgediver New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    917
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    On Board a ship
    Now my UD isn't showing battery life right. It displayed 15%, then when I plugged it in, it jumped top 60% a few minutes later?

    Tapatalk on Motorola Droid, UDeXtreme 8.0.0
  10. furbearingmammal
    Offline

    furbearingmammal Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    10,354
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    So far north in NY I smell maple syrup when the wi
    Do a power cycle -- let the phone run down ALL THE WAY so it shuts off and then plug it into the wall charger for at least an hour without touching it, two hours if you can go without your Droid that long. ;) This isn't great for the battery -- and with a lithium ion/polymer battery you do NOT have to cycle it -- but it's important once in a while so the phone recognized charge states properly. It's smart, but it's so smart it gets easily confused. :wink:

    If that doesn't fix your issue I'd suggest buying a new battery just to see if it's the battery itself. You can get a generic for like $5-$10 on eBay or Amazon.
Search tags for this page
droid 2 will no longer charge
,

droid will no longer charge

,
motorola droid x 2 no longer charging
,
why does my phone no longer chargers unless the charger is a