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Charging Issues Galaxy S3
I'm aware that yes there are many threads that address various charging issues on this forum, I've searched for them, and while they are a little similar to my issues, they don't represent exactly what's happening with my phone, so I'll just tell you what's going on with mine. Also, the exact same thing that's happening to my phone is happening to a friend's phone.
So basically I'm having a lot of charging issues. Sometimes, once in a blue moon, ny phone will charge correctly, after fiddling with the charger and setting the phone down in some position to keep it charging. Most of the time, however, like right now, I have to set my phone in a "sweet-spot" position to get the charging icon, but the battery, without using it, will just sustain its current charge. For example, when I got home today, I plugged my phone in and went to do homework on the computer. Charge started at 11 percent. When I came back an hour later, still at 11, and immediately after unplugging it, it dropped to 10.
Sometimes when I leave the phone idle charging, it will just keep giving me the "now charging" sound repeatedly. The electric bolt flashes in and out while the plug is in.
I have tried many solutions to no avail; different cable, (in fact, the parent cable that came with the box won't charge at all, it has to be fiddled with to start, and the battery slowly goes down while it's charging. I've been using a different cable that works more often) cleaning the port with a small needle and alcohol, and trying to blow any dust out the port. In fact, the car charger, which is the most snug fit of all of my usb cords, barely charges and it still has to have that "sweet spot" to start charging. I've downloaded an app to show my percentage over time, and for those math guys, I'll tell you what my results are;
Once in a blue moon, I get a very good slope, maybe 40 percent to an hour to estimate, which translates to a little over 2 hour charge. Those make me happy. But most of the time, like right now, stuck at 51 percent while charging and typing, the slope is zero, no change in charge and the slope zeroed out an hour ago, and went from the previous 10 percent to 51 in a painfully slow 12 hours, with many places in between where it immediately started and stopped charging from when the charge goes in and out. This is the usual, and is unacceptable. If needed, I will screen shot the graph recorded and post it here.
Sorry for the long post, long story short, my charging is very unreliable and mostly extremely slow, I've tried all of the solutions, to no avail, and I get a good solid charge once in a blue moon leaving the phone idle so that the charger is in a"sweet spot" really could use help on this. The slope is very shallow most of the time, and is zero when I use my phone, and it's normal use, not gaming or any other huge processes. Thanks
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