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Old 16-11-2021, 01:32 PM   #1
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Default My phone must be faulty

I've tried everything .. it only seems to charge when I hold it in a funny angle up close resting slanted , had this phone nearly 2 years .

I was charging it with another charger and what's annoying is it actually made me think it was charging ,then all of a sudden it went from 6% back down to 4% .. what the hell .

I tried cleaning the usb port with a wooden toothpick ( as anything metallic could damage the port) , but hasn't made a difference.
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Might be a faulty charger, that said I think phone companies deliberately set batteries to reduce after two years so people will change their phones.

my battery dies really quickly, the phone is 4 years old though
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Might be a faulty charger, that said I think phone companies deliberately set batteries to reduce after two years so people will change their phones.

my battery dies really quickly, the phone is 4 years old though
It's ridiculous, I can't keep buying a new phone every 2 years . It hasn't even reached the full 2 years yet and it's already playing up.

I don't think it's a faulty charger as I've tried 3 socket chargers and a laptop usb lead , same thing always happens . The battery bar will flicker on and off or it will just not register.. and I see it going down in percentage which is frustrating.
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It's ridiculous, I can't keep buying a new phone every 2 years . It hasn't even reached the full 2 years yet and it's already playing up.

I don't think it's a faulty charger as I've tried 3 socket chargers and a laptop usb lead , same thing always happens . The battery bar will flicker on and off or it will just not register.. and I see it going down in percentage which is frustrating.
yeah that is annoying Goldie, funny how it coincides with most people coming to the end of their contracts as well

Virgin keep chasing me to get a new phone ...4 years, cracked screen and no way am I changing it until it absolutely dies, and I will just buy a phone, not getting dragged into a contract again
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Its probably the battery. You need a new one.
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Is it a Samsung? Samsungs are notorious for just dying after a 3 or 4 years. If it's the same with different cables, could be the charging port or could be the battery itself.
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Old 16-11-2021, 01:50 PM   #7
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yeah that is annoying Goldie, funny how it coincides with most people coming to the end of their contracts as well

Virgin keep chasing me to get a new phone ...4 years, cracked screen and no way am I changing it until it absolutely dies, and I will just buy a phone, not getting dragged into a contract again
Yeah I don't want to get a new one just yet either ,as the phone itself still works .

Why does it feel like the old basic brick phones lasted longer than today's modern phones , It's crazy how these days things seem to break down more.
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Is it a Samsung? Samsungs are notorious for just dying after a 3 or 4 years. If it's the same with different cables, could be the charging port or could be the battery itself.
I haven't even made it to the full 2 years yet let alone 3 or 4.

No it isn't Samsung, but if they break down aswell then I'll avoid them
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i used to change my phone every year, but i haven't changed it in 3 years now, i just have no interest in the new features.

I think phones will have a typical life of 2 years now as it's the only way they can keep their sales going strong
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Old 16-11-2021, 02:43 PM   #10
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Is it a Samsung? Samsungs are notorious for just dying after a 3 or 4 years. If it's the same with different cables, could be the charging port or could be the battery itself.
It's the charger.
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Old 16-11-2021, 03:00 PM   #11
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The phones charging port has probably dislocated/receded slightly from it's original place, causing the charging cord (the two hooks below it) to not reach the place it should. (The two small holes in the port)

I have the same problem.

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Old 17-11-2021, 02:27 AM   #12
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I've tried everything .. it only seems to charge when I hold it in a funny angle up close resting slanted , had this phone nearly 2 years .

I was charging it with another charger and what's annoying is it actually made me think it was charging ,then all of a sudden it went from 6% back down to 4% .. what the hell .

I tried cleaning the usb port with a wooden toothpick ( as anything metallic could damage the port) , but hasn't made a difference.
I have had the same problem. What works for me is buying a new cable for the charger. It usually works fine for a few months then I have to buy another one.
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Old 17-11-2021, 03:13 PM   #13
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I have had the same problem. What works for me is buying a new cable for the charger. It usually works fine for a few months then I have to buy another one.
I already tried other cables , now it's stopped charging completely and all i keep seeing is the power going down and down .

I'm on 34% and i've decided to switched it off to save that silly bit of battery life , i don't know whether to try and get it repaired (i really can't be bothered with the hassle of that) or whether i should buy a new phone.
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Old 17-11-2021, 03:28 PM   #14
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Have you tried using one of those wireless charging pads? Maybe that could help you instead of having to use the charging port of the phone if it’s faulty? It would be best to check first if your phone is compatible with one tho.
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Old 17-11-2021, 03:47 PM   #15
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Is there any crap inside the charging port?
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I already tried other cables , now it's stopped charging completely and all i keep seeing is the power going down and down .

I'm on 34% and i've decided to switched it off to save that silly bit of battery life , i don't know whether to try and get it repaired (i really can't be bothered with the hassle of that) or whether i should buy a new phone.
worth checking with the phone company, if its less than 2 years old they make change it
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Already tried cleaning the usb port and it still won't work . I'm looking at charging pads for androids but they seem mostly compatible with iphones, i might still buy it and see what happens.
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If it's 2 years old just do an upgrade?

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If it's 2 years old just do an upgrade?

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I have to veto any vote for a Pixel, I got a Pixel 5 last year and it broke after 4 months .
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I have to veto any vote for a Pixel, I got a Pixel 5 last year and it broke after 4 months .
My 5 has been faultless

you must have been using it wrong

I am upgrading to a six (not pro as its too big)
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Tried a charging pad ... STILL NOT charging and i'm on 19% now , I'm just going to get a new phone. I didn't realise phones couldn't make it to 2 years anymore ... unbelievable .
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Tried a charging pad ... STILL NOT charging and i'm on 19% now , I'm just going to get a new phone. I didn't realise phones couldn't make it to 2 years anymore ... unbelievable .
the most delicate part of a mobile is the charging point as it gets mistreated

I always drum this point into the kids

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Got a new phone and now this one is ALSO FAULTY , it's going straight back to the manufacturer and i'm getting a refund .
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