1. snicarry's Avatar
    Help! My Samsung Galaxy S4 won't charge or connect to a computer. I've tried different chargers, cables, plug in locations, car, 110, computer. There is no dirt. Connection is clean. I have a spare battery and both of them will charge on the battery charger. I have tried backed up roms. I have done a factory reset.
    All of this and nothing helped. Am willing to try anything. Verizon is going to send me a refurb.
    Help please.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    samuelallino likes this.
    07-28-2013 12:26 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    It looks lke you've done a lot of troubleshooting. Yeah, your device may be broken.
    Sent from me LTE Note 8.0
    07-28-2013 12:34 PM
  3. Catie Jaimes's Avatar
    i had that same problem. I was trying different plugs to connect my USB to and different outlets. BUT it finally started to show it was charging when I used my Apple adapter.
    08-10-2013 01:41 PM
  4. Larry Billings's Avatar
    I used a small flathead screw driver and ever so gently placed it under the pin tab in the usb port of the phone and pryed it up just a hair. This fixed the problem for me and it begin, once again, to charge. Most people are probably, at one time or another, accidently trying to plug usb in upside down and forcing the internal pins of the phone down a hair. Hope this helps... be very carefully not to overpry and snap off tab.
    electricpete likes this.
    08-19-2013 12:11 PM
  5. James Roberto's Avatar
    worked for me
    08-27-2013 07:43 PM
  6. blue lion's Avatar
    I've noticed the USB cable doesn't charge my S4 from a computer as well as a wall plug. Even using the same cable both places, I notice the speed of a car charge or wall charge. Have you tried your cable with a wall adapter?
    08-27-2013 07:46 PM
  7. caygiss's Avatar
    hi, i was just curious how I would fix this problem. i am currently experiencing these troubles
    09-01-2013 09:47 AM
  8. r_ent's Avatar
    This is the last chance for my new mobile Galaxy S4, yesterday I saw "do not turn off target" message and today I realize that I can't charge my phone or connect it to computer...
    I hate my new phone, I have to go and buy iphone, instead, the same price but not the same quality it seems!
    I bought this phone less than 3 months ago and now....!
    I don't know what should I do, but right now I want to go to Verizon and ask them about any warranty or help, if they can fix it or Samsung do something, it's ok, else, I trow it out and buy an iPhone and let anyone know about this bad experience.
    09-21-2013 03:59 PM
  9. MeetYourFather's Avatar
    Hi! I just registered to reply on this. I used this with screw driver and worked! GG i got shocked when i puted the charger on the phone and see that not charging! (sry for bad english)
    01-21-2014 05:04 PM
  10. electricpete's Avatar
    Another option....If your charger connection to phone keeps going in and out (boop-beep) when you move the cord, take a needle nose plyers and squeeze hard on center of the connector on the cord to bend it inward so it will clamp the tab in the phone connector tighter. Saw it in you tube and worked fine for me and a lot of others. I feel better about messing around with the cord than messing around with the phone. It's Much easier to replace a cord if I screw it up

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    01-22-2014 08:48 AM
  11. bltserv's Avatar
    You might have gone from 4.2 to 4.3. Only Samsung Chargers worked after the update. Then with The MK2 patch everything started working again. Had to do with the new spec on the micro HDMI connector. It would work if you rebooted every time. Its gone now with MK2.
    01-22-2014 11:13 AM
  12. karwan karim's Avatar
    my galaxy s4 does not charge and i have tried many plugs but it was the same so what i should do
    05-19-2015 04:29 AM
  13. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    my galaxy s4 does not charge and i have tried many plugs but it was the same so what i should do
    Check to see if your battery is swollen. Spin it on a flat surface. If it spins, you need to get a new battery.
    05-19-2015 05:00 AM
  14. MsHill90's Avatar
    I used the back of my ear ring and stuck it in the charger part and tried charging it after that it started charging.
    06-18-2015 08:01 AM
  15. Hacker56's Avatar
    I already use it but its still won't charge..
    07-16-2015 03:12 AM
  16. Hacker56's Avatar
    Its still won't charge..
    07-16-2015 03:13 AM
  17. extraclass's Avatar
    Not all cables work with all chargers. Try different cables with different chargers! Look for the lightening bolt in the battery icon to be sure your are charging at a decent rate. A USB port does not have the power to charge most phones or tablets at a fast rate and probably will not charge at all if it is in use or the screen is on!
    07-16-2015 09:27 PM
  18. extraclass's Avatar
    Be VERY CAREFUL what you poke in a USB or Micro Usb port. The port on the S-4 has two rows of very small pins that can be easily damaged!
    07-16-2015 09:30 PM
  19. galaxys4user11's Avatar
    My problem was that the phone was not recognizing anything plugged into the charging port.

    I removed the micro SD card and the phone immediately recognized the charger. I put the card back in and everything still works.
    Jennifer Gilbert3 likes this.
    12-30-2015 04:36 AM
  20. Jennifer Gilbert3's Avatar
    This worked! I tried messing with the cord and the connector inside the phone nothing. I tried multiple outlets, computers, cords, nothing worked. Taking out the SD card and restarting the phone worked!

    I should have suspected this first because I've had lots of problems with this phone and it not recognizing the SD card.

    Thanks for the tip
    01-25-2016 09:40 AM
  21. Mustafa Ejaz's Avatar
    youtube link? this id exactly whats happening with me
    02-02-2016 09:20 PM
  22. mari yanto's Avatar
    i've same problem....i try change usbcharging port flexible n still not working...but i want change power ic but now still waiting on part.
    may be have any options for this problem thanks
    07-30-2016 03:54 AM
  23. That one dancing unicorn's Avatar
    My samsung galaxy s4 wouldn't charge in till I switched it to a iPhone adapter also.
    08-20-2016 09:25 AM
  24. LILIAKU's Avatar
    Omg Larry Billings, the screwdriver trick worked! Thanks
    11-19-2016 04:03 AM
  25. reymon1's Avatar
    Larry Billings... thank you... I've stuck my charger in the slot incorrectly countless times.... your suggestion was rmight on.... pins were OK bUT the tab at the inlet was elevated slightly, lowered it flush with the bottom and yay!!!! Success.... thanks for your post...
    01-28-2017 12:09 PM

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