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Galaxy Nexus Not Charging

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by StephenC, Dec 14, 2012.

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    I recently purchased a Galaxy Nexus off of ebay for cheap. The seller only listed that it had a charging issue, and I thought the charging port needed to be replaced. Well, after replacing the port, the battery still wouldn't charge. So I replaced the battery. Phone STILL WON'T CHARGE. When plugged in, the phone shows the charging battery icon, but will say "84%, Not Charging." I also noticed the battery discharges very quickly. I attached a screen shot to help diagnose the issue. Any ideas what's wrong?

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    I had the EXACT same problem with my GNex back in June. I never found a solution online but luckily Verizon replaced my phone with no hassle and my replacement has been trouble free.
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    Well you're lucky you had it under warranty. Lol I'm just going to buy another broken phone and rip the motherboard out for this one. It would be a waste NOT to fix it, it's in near perfect condition.
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    You can always get external battery charger since you now have 2 batteries they are cheap off Amazon
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    My brother and I have the same issue. It turns out the USB cable that came with the nexus were mess up. I found some old USB one and it began to charge again. Did u try a different cable? Also like someone else mention u can get an external charger with an additional battery.
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    Can you connect it to a pc okay? If not, then I would say it is a port issue. I would try a different cable and see if that does work. Otherwise, the external charger is your best option. My brother in law had to do that with his evo.

    Sent from my SCH-I535
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    To the other posters, if he has the same problem I had then no plugs other than straight to my PC would work. So it was a very weird problem. But to Stephan, the phone wasn't available to Verizon users until January when it came out. You should also be under warranty til the end of this month at the earliest no?
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    Since he got it off eBay I dunno if Verizon will honor the warranty. They likely would, but who knows. I had this same problem, but it was with my old DX. Couldn't find a fix for it aside from the occasional getting lucky and it charging .
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    I'm pretty sure it's a board-level issue. It discharges both batteries very fast. I have tried multiple USB cables, and I've also tried plugging it into my Windows computer. I get a weird tone at first, like three quick notes, then the disconnect tone. As I stated earlier, I did already swap out the port for a new one, and it still has the same issues. I just won another donor phone on ebay for $32 so once I get it and swap the board, I'll let you guys know what the issue is.

    Also, I doubt Verizon will honor the warranty for this phone. It was purchased on ebay and it was refurbished by Asurion. They probably are the ones who fubar'd the board.
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    I need to take a class in how to totally read a post. Missed the eBay part. :-/
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    Haha don't worry about it.

    Sent from my resurrected DROID RAZR with ICS
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    Mine stopped charging and a new wall charger from Verizon fixed it.
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    Got the donor Galaxy Nexus in today. Swapped the motherboards, and it did the trick. Must be a short in the other motherboard. Anyway, my GNex is at 18% and charging!
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    How long does the OEM battery typically last?
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    There's no definitive answer because it depends on usage. It won't last terribly long though. I get about 2 hours screen on over 12 hours on 4G.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
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    Moderate to heavy usage I can get about 4.
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    I've been using it about as much as my RAZR and I am quite shocked at the battery life. I even have the extended battery. Also, picture messages send quite slowly. I thought I'd be more impressed with this phone.
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    My old Alley would stop charging whenever it gets warm (like me using google maps and playing music at the same time). Are you doing anything else with the other other than just having the phone at idle and charging it.
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    No I charge it at night. Not the best thing for it, but its better than me using the mess out of it while it charges.
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    FIXED


    I had the Exact same problem...mine was hardly able to charge 50% frm night till morning AND WAS SHOWING NOT CHARGING!!..I took it too the samsung SERVICE


    CENTRE THEY TOLD ME IT WAS AN ISSUE WITH THE HARDWARE....YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE PORT FLEX CABLE... FOR REFERENCE-----




    http://www.parts4repair.com/samsung-galaxy-nexus-charging-port-flex-cable/



    THEY CHARGED ME 15.66$ ONLY. HOPE IT HELPS YOU TOO
    THANK YOU
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