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    Default phone shows lighting bolt on battery but doesn't charge

    It tells me it's not charging but shows a lightning bolt on the battery, which is my indication of charging. I didn't have this problem until my phone died completely for like... the first time ever... last Friday. I got it to charge last night but at some point in the night it stopped. If I do somehow get it to charge (the led turns on solid orange when it's charging) then don't touch it at all, leave it on a flat surface, it will stop charging by itself without being moved. I cleared the cache... what's up?
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    Default Re: phone shows lighting bolt on battery but doesn't charge

    Have you tried swapping out chargers/cables/wall outlets?

    If so, it may be the USB port on the phone.
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    if it were the usb port how would i go about fixing that? i dont think it is though because nothing changed it just suddenly stopped workin. and the phone acknowledges that its plugged in, the lightning bolt disappears when i unplug it
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    Default Re: phone shows lighting bolt on battery but doesn't charge

    Quote Originally Posted by tooandrew View Post
    if it were the usb port how would i go about fixing that? i dont think it is though because nothing changed it just suddenly stopped workin. and the phone acknowledges that its plugged in, the lightning bolt disappears when i unplug it
    He's suggesting that you try an alternate wall charger, cable or wall outlet. Perhaps one of those has gone bad, which can happen. Keep us posted and let us know what happens.

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    Default Re: phone shows lighting bolt on battery but doesn't charge

    I faced a slightly different problem with my S4 last week when I dropped it into a puddle. I did manage to get the battery out in time, and kept it to dry overnight. Next day, the lightning indicator just wouldn't come one when I plugged it into the wall charger or USB, but the phone charge kept increasing. After a day of contemplating and waiting, I decided that the micro USB port was kaput and decided to look for a way to replace it. And to my surprise, the lightning flash indicator on the battery icon was back on. Hasn't troubled me since, but I really think Sammy could have done a better job with the charging port on this otherwise brilliant device

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    Default Re: phone shows lighting bolt on battery but doesn't charge

    Quote Originally Posted by tooandrew View Post
    if it were the usb port how would i go about fixing that? i dont think it is though because nothing changed it just suddenly stopped workin. and the phone acknowledges that its plugged in, the lightning bolt disappears when i unplug it
    Magnus got part of what I was trying to say correct. By trying different chargers and cables, you are eliminating if the cable is at fault. If you have 3 different cables and wall chargers, and they all don't work, then by process of elimination, it isn't the cord, it is the phone.

    From a Liquid Nexus 5
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    Default Re: phone shows lighting bolt on battery but doesn't charge

    No cables or chargers work. It will not charge for more than a minute then the led turns off and the olive says it's not charging but the battery icon still says it's charging
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    Default Re: phone shows lighting bolt on battery but doesn't charge

    Quote Originally Posted by tooandrew View Post
    No cables or chargers work. It will not charge for more than a minute then the led turns off and the olive says it's not charging but the battery icon still says it's charging
    Then I would say it us a damaged port in the phone.

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    Default Re: phone shows lighting bolt on battery but doesn't charge

    This may not be completely true. I've had this exact problem. And it was software. Try a clean install tooandrew. It worked for me. And I mean Odin to stock and re-root. If not possible (ie.u took the 4.3 update) than a clean wipe x3 and reinstall.
    Have you played with any root apps lately? I never found out what did this to me.. I'd like to find out.. This is EXACTLY what I had fixed.. but not actually found a solution too.. just reflash.
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    Sometime it would say it's charging.. than it would die while charging too.
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    Default Re: phone shows lighting bolt on battery but doesn't charge

    sorry to gravedig here, but the little contacts on the inside, one of them was bent inward. i tugged on it with a mechanical pencil, no problem now
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    I Agree→ phone is Brilliant→ changing Port is weak!
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    Default Re: phone shows lighting bolt on battery but doesn't charge

    I Hear YA Seemed TO Me like I WAS Seeing a Bent butter BAR AS Well • I've Tried TO realign it. which is where I feel my problem still lies ! I Don't Think The cable Making the Correct Contacts in that Port• What a Drag! I'd Hate To Try And Clean Slate and Re-Root In Fear of what Could go wrong ! Any Suggestions ?
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    Default Re: phone shows lighting bolt on battery but doesn't charge

    Late but it means the battery is beyond dead. You need to give it more than a few minutes and then it will start charging
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    Lol my phone was having the same problem. Just grabbed the nearest sharp thing (a push pin) and shoved the contact in the port.
    Tadaaaa started charging. Now I just switched it on to get the confirm email to sign up for this site...stopped charging again haha 😂 off it goes again
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    Default Re: phone shows lighting bolt on battery but doesn't charge

    Quote Originally Posted by tooandrew View Post
    if it were the usb port how would i go about fixing that? i dont think it is though because nothing changed it just suddenly stopped workin. and the phone acknowledges that its plugged in, the lightning bolt disappears when i unplug it

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