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    Default LG Optimus G: Phone died and won't charge and turn back on. help?

    i have an lg optimus g
    i havent had this problem before
    my phone isnt even a year old yet.
    my phone died and shut off. now its not charging. ive tried charging it on my charger, other phone chargers, through the computer, a kindle charger, but nothing is working. the charging light isnt showing at all. ive just left it on the charger for now but nothing is happening...
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    Default Re: Phone died and wont charge and turn back on. help?

    Welcome to Android Central! Unfortunately, that doesn't sound good. It sounds like the battery might have failed, although it could also be an even worse problem with the motherboard. Your best bet is to take it to a cellphone repair shop, unless your phone is still under warranty, in which case you should contact LG.

    If you're adventurous, you could try to replace the battery yourself:

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    Default Re: Phone died and wont charge and turn back on. help?

    Quote Originally Posted by illyana66 View Post
    i have an lg optimus g
    i havent had this problem before
    my phone isnt even a year old yet.
    my phone died and shut off. now its not charging. ive tried charging it on my charger, other phone chargers, through the computer, a kindle charger, but nothing is working. the charging light isnt showing at all. ive just left it on the charger for now but nothing is happening...
    Welcome to the forums.
    Have you tried a different cable as well?

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    Default Re: Phone died and wont charge and turn back on. help?

    Have you tried swapping out the battery ?
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    Default Re: LG Optimus G: Phone died and won't charge and turn back on. help?

    I have an LG Optimus G Pro and it is almost a year old. I was having the same problems with the charge so I bought a new replacement battery for it. I have been putting the phone on 3 or 4 different chargers and I still can't get the phone to charge any more then 40%. Most of the time I am losing charge % even while it is on the charger. Do you think it is a Hardware issue?
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    Default Re: SOLVED! LG Optimus G: Phone died and won't charge and turn back on. help?

    I'm aware that this is an old thread, but today I faced the same issue after coming across my old LG phone, and after searching, found this thread.
    BUT, I have a solution to this issue! All I had to do was remove the battery from the phone and plug the charger into the phone with the battery still removed. Once I did that, my phone instantly responded and although it wasn't holding a charge (the battery was still removed) The charging indication did light up and blink. I unplugged the charger, inserted the battery again, plugged the charger back into the phone, and what do ya know, it started charging right away and successfully powered on after just a few minutes of charging!

    Again, I know this is an old thread, but I figured I would post the solution for those like me who may come searching months or even years down the road (like myself) for a fix to their issue.
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    Default Re: LG Optimus G: Phone died and won't charge and turn back on. help?

    Just wanted to say thanks for posting. Had this happen with my LG G4 815 this morning, and this post saved me a great deal of frustration.
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    Default Re: LG Optimus G: Phone died and won't charge and turn back on. help?

    Same with me, but the light will show
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    Default Re: SOLVED! LG Optimus G: Phone died and won't charge and turn back on. help?

    To Austin Hillman: Oh my goodness! This immediately worked for me! I came here because I just experienced the same exact problem, and you really did have the solution. Thanks so much for sharing!
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    Default Re: LG Optimus G: Phone died and won't charge and turn back on. help?

    I tried both my kindle charger and the one that came with the phone, took out the battery, put in the battery, nothing is happening when I try just having the phone plugged in with no battery either. saw a thread suggesting maybe the phone or battery got wet but I don't seem to have a bit of paper in my phone, much less one that turned purple or pink. Had the phone for about 4 years, with no problems until today when it just didn't come on. (died in it's sleep? it was sitting quietly on my desk, didn't fall, didn't get wet...) ?
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    Default Re: SOLVED! LG Optimus G: Phone died and won't charge and turn back on. help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naranjadel Oeste View Post
    To Austin Hillman: Oh my goodness! This immediately worked for me! I came here because I just experienced the same exact problem, and you really did have the solution. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Worked for me too. thx Austin!
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    Default Re: SOLVED! LG Optimus G: Phone died and won't charge and turn back on. help?

    OMG..Thank you so much! I had my phone plugged up to at least 4 different chargers for my phone and tried my car charger and nothing worked. I tried your method and INSTANTLY it started charging! Thank you for your solution!!
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    Default Re: SOLVED! LG Optimus G: Phone died and won't charge and turn back on. help?

    So glad that I found this! I just thought I had accidentally let my battery run down, but nothing was happening even a few hours after charging (and knowing that my charger worked). I did what you said and it came back on with my batter 100% charged! THANK YOU!
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    Thumbs up Re: LG Optimus G: Phone died and won't charge and turn back on. help?

    This post was SO helpful!! If you too are experiencing bad charging issues like the story above you should try this way! It worked for my phone when i accidently let it die completely and the next morning it was not charging. Found this post , tried it and its charging !
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    Default Re: LG Optimus G: Phone died and won't charge and turn back on. help?

    THANKYOU THANKYOU. Nothing was working for me and I was about to give up on the phone when I came across this! Thank you so much!!!
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    Default Re: SOLVED! LG Optimus G: Phone died and won't charge and turn back on. help?

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Hillman View Post
    I'm aware that this is an old thread, but today I faced the same issue after coming across my old LG phone, and after searching, found this thread.
    BUT, I have a solution to this issue! All I had to do was remove the battery from the phone and plug the charger into the phone with the battery still removed. Once I did that, my phone instantly responded and although it wasn't holding a charge (the battery was still removed) The charging indication did light up and blink. I unplugged the charger, inserted the battery again, plugged the charger back into the phone, and what do ya know, it started charging right away and successfully powered on after just a few minutes of charging!

    Again, I know this is an old thread, but I figured I would post the solution for those like me who may come searching months or even years down the road (like myself) for a fix to their issue.
    You sir, are a life saver!! Lol. I've been having this problem with my phone & came across this thread while searching for a solution, and I'm so glad I did. What you suggested totally worked right away! I'm just so excited and can't believe it actually worked. Thank you

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