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    Question Phone says battery is charging when it's NOT plugged in.

    I've been having all kinds of problems with my new Samsung Galaxy Precedent. Last night, I unplugged it from the charger to carry it into kitchen. When I did it beeped - like it normally does when you plug the charger in. I looked to see what the beep was and the battery icon was "scrolling or moving" as if to indicate it was charging. How can it be charging when it's NOT plugged in? I plugged it back in and nothing changed. I turned it off and back on. I now can't turn it on without it being plugged into charger. Also took battery out and also did a factory restore. It's crazy! I have no idea. I'm new to the android phone world as this is my first.
    So I left it charging all night, this morning grabbed phone to head to work and the screen says "charged" and has the little plug-in icon next to it like it does when it's charging. Again the phone had been unplugged. So I come on to work and about halfway thru the day it's still saying "charged" which is unusual b/c the battery usually goes down by mid afternoon. So I turned the phone off and back on and it was showing the battery icon at the top corner indicates that it's charging (yet not plugged in). And the % was now showing on the unlock screen saying 18% so I plugged it in.
    Please tell me how the battery charging/not charging can seem to be reversed????
    Thanks in advance for anything you can help me with.
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    Default Re: Phone says battery is charging when it's NOT plugged in.

    Quote Originally Posted by tootallcotton View Post
    I've been having all kinds of problems with my new Samsung Galaxy Precedent. Last night, I unplugged it from the charger to carry it into kitchen. When I did it beeped - like it normally does when you plug the charger in. I looked to see what the beep was and the battery icon was "scrolling or moving" as if to indicate it was charging. How can it be charging when it's NOT plugged in? I plugged it back in and nothing changed. I turned it off and back on. I now can't turn it on without it being plugged into charger. Also took battery out and also did a factory restore. It's crazy! I have no idea. I'm new to the android phone world as this is my first.
    So I left it charging all night, this morning grabbed phone to head to work and the screen says "charged" and has the little plug-in icon next to it like it does when it's charging. Again the phone had been unplugged. So I come on to work and about halfway thru the day it's still saying "charged" which is unusual b/c the battery usually goes down by mid afternoon. So I turned the phone off and back on and it was showing the battery icon at the top corner indicates that it's charging (yet not plugged in). And the % was now showing on the unlock screen saying 18% so I plugged it in.
    Please tell me how the battery charging/not charging can seem to be reversed????
    Thanks in advance for anything you can help me with.

    My Daughters Phone Pulled that same thing on us. we took the battery out while the phone was turned on and Plugged in, waited for it to shutoff and then put the battery back in, it hasn't done it since, IF that doesn't FIX IT i would suggest taking it back to where you got it for replacement if it was walmart they only have a 15 day return/replace policy on these phones so if its been longer than that i am affraid the only other thing you could do at that point is send it to Samsung for Repairs.
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    Clean the charger port with a hard pointed object , make sure you clean and dirt or particles from underneath the middle piece in the charger port.
    Also, if you notice the middle piece is too close or making contact with the bottom, use the pointed object to CAREFULLY bend it up a little.

    Do all this while the phone is off and battery out.
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    What needs to be done is get a needle and move the middle thing from where you charge your phone becuase it is making contact to another medal and making the phone think its stil in the charger. But you have to have the phone OFF!! or you will burn your phone from inside.
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    Smile Re: Phone says battery is charging when it's NOT plugged in.

    I followed lachivarayada... it worked..
    Last edited by myaceplus; 07-04-2012 at 07:09 PM. Reason: duplicate
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    Last edited by myaceplus; 07-04-2012 at 07:11 PM. Reason: duplicate
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    Default Re: Phone says battery is charging when it's NOT plugged in.

    Quote Originally Posted by lachivarayada View Post
    What needs to be done is get a needle and move the middle thing from where you charge your phone becuase it is making contact to another medal and making the phone think its stil in the charger. But you have to have the phone OFF!! or you will burn your phone from inside.

    good thing I found this.. last night, my ace plus suddenly was beeping continuously indicating that the battery needs to be charged. I inserted the charger as usual, but it wont charge. I tried it several times and then it went charging. But after several minutes, it stopped. I tried my niece's charge and the same thing. I have already turned the phone on and off. I even had the android logo with some details on the upper left part of the phone and in the middle it shows like "do not turn the device off". But I still did turn it off.


    Then after it was fully charged, I have unplugged the charger. I noticed that it still shows it's charging even after turning it off. Again, I tried several times turning it off and removed the battery. But still the same.


    I was really worried. But am very glad I found this solution this morning. I thought I had to bring my phone to the store and have my battery replaced or my phone repaired... super thanks..


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    Thanks! This worked on my wifes phone. Turns out that the 2 year old got ahold of the phone and obviously chewed on the part where the charger plugs in and smashed it down. After taking a needle and positioning it back in the middle the constant charging was gone! Thanks again!
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    Oh yes nice one. I thought this might be the case but was afraid to start poking about in case I really messed things up. Used the needle and, hey presto, it's all sorted! Many thanks!!!!
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    My Samsung Captivate Glide was doing the same drama....showed charging/not charging when not connected to charger at all. This issue was making its touch sensitivity very poor, I followed the posted solution and that worked perfectly fine. Touch sensitivity got lot better since then.
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    You helped soooooo much!!!!!!!!!1 Thank you! I was getting ready to go into panic and when I did this go figure my phone was at 0% thanks to you it's laying down charging it up!
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    Hey thx a lot... it solved my battery indication problem
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    I hav galaxy y n shows the same problem.
    pls send me the video for repair it.
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    Default Phone says battery is charging when it's NOT plugged in.

    Unplug the phone and remove the charging cord. Remove the battery from the phone. Use a paper clip and straighten the clip so you can use just one narrow part of the clip that you want to carefully place the narrow part of the paper clip into the area where you plug your cord in and move it to the left and right to clean any debris out and to seperate any metal that may be shorting it out. In my case I placed my phone face down on the table and carefully inserted the paper clip towards the front of the phone where the cord plugs in and moved it to the left and right a few times and than blew into the opening to get any lint or debris out of the slot. What I noticed is it made it a little bit wider than so the metal was not touching and shorting the phone out. After that is done place your battery back in the phone and turn it on. It worked on my phone. Good luck.
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    Thanks...it really did worked for me.
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    great tip, my phone started acting wierd today as it started beeping and telling me it was charging... in my pocket (not plugged in obviously)..
    Googled it and poof, Google once again shows it's great friendship!
    moved the charging plate slightly and it was working again!

    Thanks for the tip!
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    Cool Re: Phone says battery is charging when it's NOT plugged in.

    Thanks Guys Thank U Very Much It Works & My Phone Is Ok.......
    Once More Thanks Guys
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    Thanks worked perfect.
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    Awesome!!! Its working normal now... Thanks for saving me from going to Samsung care !!! Thanks a lot
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    OMG, THANKYOU For Your Help, at first it didn't quite work but then i completed reading your sentence and cleaned the bottom of the middle thing and BOOM the third time it worked...
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    thank you very very very much!!!!!!!!!!1
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    I am starting to have the same issues with mine. I use straight talk and contacted them. They tried to help me fix the problem but it did not work. So since i have had the phone 4.5 months, they are sending me a new one free of charge. My son has the same phone and his works fine. You may just have a bad battery. Try replacing it or contact where you purchased your phone.
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    Wow! Tried this and so far so good! Seems to have fixed the problem. Thanks lachivarayada!
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    Yes. It worked for me too. Jus lift the plate inside towards center with the help of a needle and things are working fine.

    I believe the reason for this to happen is, we using multiple charging cables and everyone having some minor differences in size of port. Which spoils the default placing of port internals.


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    Question Re: Phone says battery is charging when it's NOT plugged in.

    My phone had the same situation. My friend installed some fake iphone thing. I recently uninstalled it, but this morning i unplugged it from the charger and it said that it was still charging. I didnt think anything of it, being 13, a phone which doesnt run out of battery is ideal to be honest. But later on tonight it started vibrating. Like when you unplug the charger it'll vibrate or beep notifying you have unplugged it. Same when you plug it back in. My phone started doing this, constantly, i didnt know what to do. Im on my dads vodaphone contract and cannot get another replacement phone. I went into privacy setting and did a factory reset turned it off and left it charge. I unplugged it once fully charged and thought finally its fixed. Then noticed it still claimed it was charging. I looked this up and found this answer. Ive moved it a little bit it went back into the place. Then pressed the home button as i would if it was off and charging and the battery symbol didnt appear. Think ive fixed. But what if its burning out on the inside, is it safe to turn on now? how do i know if its burning out?

    cheers so much, meggan x
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