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    The past few weeks I have had issues with my S3 not charging correctly, then out of the blue it won't charge at all, so after searching a few forums I tried charging the phone whilst switched off, and for some reason it charges but very slowly, anyone else had this same problem and know of a fix? I have tried several chargers and in different sockets around the house, even tried using someone elses battery with still the same problem. I have always used the genuine & supplied charger. Any help would be much appriciated!!

    Matt
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    it sounds like its a phone issue because you are only using oem equipment and you have tried a different battery and different outlets. you have done the trouble shooting
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    Well that was my diagnosis also, don't really want to send the device off for repair though, risk of using postal service are far too high, and god knows what will happen to the phone whilst in repair centre!!
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    Your other option is to use an external charger and a couple of batteries. Have one in the phone, and the other one charging, and swap when necessary.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    I also face the same problem ...:/
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    If ypu find an answer,pls forward to me pls. Im having same issue.
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    seems to be a common problem with the s3. I have had this problem twice now. The first time around 6 months ago i used a different battery and all was fine - then a few days ago the problem came back but persisted. nothing i did would get it to charge / turn on. ee said they need to post it off. Im hoping they fix it before they realise i have rooted the phone - am certain this wont be the cause of the problem, although i do think some software is involved in the charging process! Will let you know in 14 days time what they say!
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    And I thought I was the only one dealing with this issue! I too, am dealing with the same issue of my Galaxy S3 both not charging properly (to the point now that it only charges 1% and then shuts down altogether), as well as it not actually sustaining the charge whenever I've been able to fully charge it, usually when it's turned off, in which case I can't use the phone and need to wait until it's fully charged which can take well over 10 or more hours! And the kicker here is that this is actually the REPLACEMENT PHONE I received from T-mobile, which replaced the first Galaxy S3 I purchased which had the same exact issues! In fact, I just purchased another battery ($40), and it still functions the same!! I'm going to a corporate T-Mobile store downtown to see if they can assist me in resolving the issue. Unfortunately, I'm not having a good experience with the Galaxy S3 right now. Hopefully the issue can be rectified in a timely fashion, as I truly need my phone for work and personal use.
    Last edited by anewactor; 06-19-2013 at 01:31 AM.
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    I am also facing same problem last few days and my phone is just 2 months old.
    Please help me also.
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    I have the same problem too, it charges extremely slowly when it is switched on, but when you switch off the phone completely, it charges ok.
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    I have the same problem too. Seems like S3 got problem :/
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    I am having the same problem, the phone is not even a full year.
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    I bought this phone off the internet after switching from an iphone, I got it out the box and it wouldn't charge at all. I had it charging for 24hrs to no avail. Currently liasing with supplier to send back, thinking I might just get a refund rather than a replacement

    Does anyone no if this is strictly S3 related or is this affecting S4 as well?
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    M also having the same issue
    Its not charging properly..some times It charges upto 3% in just 5 mins and then it takes half n hour for 1% more...!
    I bought this fone 1 month before..and I am facing this problem for 3 days ago!
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    i just got this phone off from my uncle who barely even used it. still brand new. everything went well until i noticed how the battery wouldn't charge properly. put the phone on charge for a a night and the battery percentage only managed to increase by 2-3% which was shocking.
    now by reading these reviews and comments from you guys, i realized that i wasn't the only one facing the same issue.

    Today earlier i went up to my boss who also owns a S3 and asked him whether he was facing the same problem. unfortunately for me he said nothing was wrong and that his phone was perfectly fine.

    so how is it that not every person who has a S3 is facing this problem?

    and guys how long has it been since this problem occurred?

    how can it be resolved?
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    Charging problems are frequently an issue with the USB cable between the charger and the phone. If you haven't already, try a different one.
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    Me and my friend have the same problem too. Charging was horribly slow with the original samsung charger. I've stopped using the samsung charger. I'm currently charging using a blackberry charger and it charges fast. Told my friend and he tried he started using his old LG charger and yielded the same result. So the problem is not the phone. Their phones are great but the chargers are horrible. Hope this help.
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    i have exatly the same issue, and you using blackbeery's charger and it works? thanks for the tip i hope it can help my phone to charge properly...
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    recently all of a sudden my S3 decided not to charge anymore except from few chargers. i used to charge it from any blackberry charger or from any charging station and now it only charges from its original chargers or from my old HTC charger.

    even my external mobile battery charger is not working anymore.
    it is so frustrating because i have to carry my original charger everywhere now.
    some one told me that its a software problem with the power driver and that i need to re install it again. ive tried factory resetting the device and it did not work.

    does anyone have the power file so i can re install it and try again.

    Thank You guys

    Ryan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt102030 View Post
    The past few weeks I have had issues with my S3 not charging correctly, then out of the blue it won't charge at all, so after searching a few forums I tried charging the phone whilst switched off, and for some reason it charges but very slowly, anyone else had this same problem and know of a fix? I have tried several chargers and in different sockets around the house, even tried using someone elses battery with still the same problem. I have always used the genuine & supplied charger. Any help would be much appriciated!!

    Matt
    It sounds like a battery issue. I would suggest buying a new battery off of amazon or ebay. Just make sure you read the reviews first and make sure it is up to oem specs. If you have a friend with an s3. I would suggest first testing out their battery and confirm that before buying another one.


    sent from that HUGE Phone
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    100% USB cable problem.
    Had it with Samsung Galaxy Nexus ... Tried lots of repairs and stuff and in the end turned out to be USB.

    Now my S3 has started doing the same.

    Looking for a replacement charger now. It's really frustrating that such an incredible phone is shipped with such a poor charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zee991 View Post
    100% USB cable problem.
    Had it with Samsung Galaxy Nexus ... Tried lots of repairs and stuff and in the end turned out to be USB.

    Now my S3 has started doing the same.

    Looking for a replacement charger now. It's really frustrating that such an incredible phone is shipped with such a poor charger.
    If it's a cable problem, as you suggest, why do you need to buy a new charger (instead of just a new cable)?
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    I think the problem is with the charger of S3. Same problem i was also facing, so i tried charger of other phone having same mini-usb charger. Now its charging as expected. So in my suggestion leave your S3 USB charger and start using other charger which is direct, no USB connection in between.
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    I've been through 2 USB cables and 1 mains plug adaptor in the last year or so, even though I don't move either the plug or cable away from where it's plugged in by my bedside table. I think the accessories (especially the ones that come with the phone) are pretty crappy in quality.
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    Yes, Samsung makes good phones, but they seem to source USB cables from the cheapest Chinese manufacturer.
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