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    So, today my phone died and when I got home I tried plugging it in, it didn't charge. I left it there for 2 hours and when I came back still nothing, so I tried several different chargers and even plugged my phone into the computer using USB. I tried turning on the phone while it was "charging" and it popped up "LG" then turned off... Nothing is working and I know its not the charger being the problem. I think its the battery but I don't know.. Any advice to try and get it to charge? All help available is wanted. Thanks!(:
  2. #27  

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    First of all, you need to make sure it's not a SOD (screen of Death/Darkness) where the phone is actually running but it the screen won't wake. If you do a battery pull and then it reboots, then it's likely you have a SOD situation. If the phone is in a SOD state and you plug it in, it will charge, but still appear dead, leading you to believe it's not charging. That's why the first thing you should do is a battery pull.

    Other than that, you can try a different battery or see if that battery will charge in another phone. If it turns our you have a bad USB port, you can try the Touchstone MOD listed below. It won't fix a broken USB port, but it will charge your phone.
  3. #28  

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    hello i'm charging my phone but when charging it,it switched off automatically and when i was going to open it it says that my phone is lowbatt so i charged it but when i charged it, it wouldn't charge.So what do you think is the problem?
  4. #29  

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    Make sure your USB cord and charger are working properly buy using them an another phone or device. If that checks out, try a different battery.
  5. #30  

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    ok thanks,i'll try!
  6. #31  

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    Thanks, your advice was great..I had such an important call to make and phone was dead. you are the tops!!
  7. #32  

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordicNinja View Post
    Hey Guys,

    This happened to me as well and I got it working again.

    I went to bed and when I woke up I turned my phone on but the unlock screen was unresponsive. I pressed and held the power button and I felt it vibrate which normally happens when you are presented with the power down options, however nothing came on the screen, it was still at the lock slider. So I did a battery pull, reset it, checked a web page and then went back to bed. When I woke up again, there was nothing but a black screen and pressing the power button did nothing.

    I figured maybe the battery had fully discharged. I plugged it into the wall with the supplied charger for a few minutes, nothing. Plugged it into the computer with the supplied USB cable, nothing. Plugged it into the wall using my Blackberry charger, nothing. Tried doing all of the volume + power button combos while plugged in, nothing. Tried battery pull and still nothing.

    To get it working again I unplugged it from the USB and then took out battery and the SIM card. While the battery and SIM were out I held the power button down for 10 seconds, thinking that there might be some built up power/static that needed to be discharged. I replaced the SIM card and battery and as soon as I plugged the USB cable in, the battery charging symbol appeared. Left it for a few minutes and then pressed power and voila, it was back.

    Now, as I said before I thought that maybe the battery had fully discharged... However upon powering up my battery was at 45% Very weird.

    Anyways, that's my story. Maybe my idea of holding the power button with the battery and SIM card out had an effect, maybe not, I don't know. But if you find yourself in this situation I'd say that it's worth a shot.
    its temporary or alternate solution.
    Its barley simple, rather than to go for another ifs and buts, press this button for 10 seconds or so on....
    its simple, just get the battery out and put it again and press the power button, it will work... actually I am looking for the actual problem and solution. Please share if any one has any other permanent solution.
    Jannyck likes this.
  8. #33  

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    If you drain a lithium ion completely dead (almost impossible due to the cut off built in) the battery cell will die and basically you can hook it to a car battery and it wont work lithium ions are tricky bastards if your rooted and running twrp know this there is a non off charging error you need a script for your device to patch it but basically once it hits the 10% shut off if not on the battery wont charge if its getting hot and not holding a charge then replace it immediately!! Thing could blow up if it has a ruptured cell im not joking look it up

    Sent from my HTC One X+ using AC Forums mobile app
  9. #34  

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    does this really work
  10. #35  

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    NordicNinja : Works! r\THX!!!
  11. #36  

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    Created an account just to thank you as well. Just saved me a lot of $$ and headache! Thanks!
  12. #37  

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    Manuthegr8 Just wanted to say thank you so much for this post! My battery died hours ago and I had no red led light on it and it would not power up after charging. I have spent hours searching blackberry forums for a solution all to no avail...until...your post...removed battery, removed sim, held down power button for 10 seconds like you said (holding my breath all the while!!!) replaced sim and battery and I have never been so happy to see that red light, red light went out and I thought uh oh, pressed power on and up came the blackberry bar! Aaaand the familiar o2 sign and now the familiar clock has appeared as we speak...beep...beep...beep Brilliant thank you for taking the time to write your post to help us all.
  13. #38  

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    I had the same problem with my LG phone dying. I have been charging it for 2days now. I read your solution and figured it was worth a try. I pulled the battery out and sim card and pressed the power button for ten seconds. I put the sim card back in and battery and pressed the power button and success. I was at 4% even though I had it charging for 2 days. I thought I lost everything, but with your help I am back and running.
    Thanks So Much
  14. #39  

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordicNinja View Post
    Hey Guys,

    This happened to me as well and I got it working again.

    I went to bed and when I woke up I turned my phone on but the unlock screen was unresponsive. I pressed and held the power button and I felt it vibrate which normally happens when you are presented with the power down options, however nothing came on the screen, it was still at the lock slider. So I did a battery pull, reset it, checked a web page and then went back to bed. When I woke up again, there was nothing but a black screen and pressing the power button did nothing.

    I figured maybe the battery had fully discharged. I plugged it into the wall with the supplied charger for a few minutes, nothing. Plugged it into the computer with the supplied USB cable, nothing. Plugged it into the wall using my Blackberry charger, nothing. Tried doing all of the volume + power button combos while plugged in, nothing. Tried battery pull and still nothing.

    To get it working again I unplugged it from the USB and then took out battery and the SIM card. While the battery and SIM were out I held the power button down for 10 seconds, thinking that there might be some built up power/static that needed to be discharged. I replaced the SIM card and battery and as soon as I plugged the USB cable in, the battery charging symbol appeared. Left it for a few minutes and then pressed power and voila, it was back.

    Now, as I said before I thought that maybe the battery had fully discharged... However upon powering up my battery was at 45% Very weird.

    Anyways, that's my story. Maybe my idea of holding the power button with the battery and SIM card out had an effect, maybe not, I don't know. But if you find yourself in this situation I'd say that it's worth a shot.
    Had the same problem, tried your suggestion, and my phone still wouldn't turn on (I have a Galaxy Ace 2)
    Maybe it's my battery that's completely dead. Gonna change to a new one and test it out.
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    RE: Nordic Ninja
    I went through all the trouble of signing up to post this: This worked for my S5! I'm so glad you thought of it because I was in the same boat: no combination of holding or pressing buttons would turn the phone on. And when I finally got the thing to turn on, the battery was at 95%! Thank you!!
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    I drained my lithium battery died by not plugin in at 2%

    I Fixed it BY WAIT FOR IT >>>> putting the battery in my FREEZER. Just like mom did to my AAA battery's to my toys when i was little .. AND IT WORKED
    Thinking maybe it was just luck i did not think much of it .. but THIS morning the same phone i LET DIE Again ..

    So i put it in the freezer and - IT WORKED AGAIN .. BTW i only put in there for a little over 2 mins
    GOOD LUCK .. DON'T LET YOUR PHONE DIE
  17. #42  

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohiomoto View Post
    First of all, you need to make sure it's not a SOD (screen of Death/Darkness) where the phone is actually running but it the screen won't wake. If you do a battery pull and then it reboots, then it's likely you have a SOD situation. If the phone is in a SOD state and you plug it in, it will charge, but still appear dead, leading you to believe it's not charging. That's why the first thing you should do is a battery pull.

    Other than that, you can try a different battery or see if that battery will charge in another phone. If it turns our you have a bad USB port, you can try the Touchstone MOD listed below. It won't fix a broken USB port, but it will charge your phone.
    I need the MOD how do I do this? HELP!
  18. #43  

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    My phone wouldn't charge after dying completely. Non-removable battery (HTC One M9). This trick i found somewhere else on the interwebs worked for me:

    Hold down power and Volume up for up to 2 minutes. Usually takes about 50 seconds. I suggest doing this after letting your phone charge for a little while. I had mine on a quick charger for more than an hour, but it wouldn't boot and no lights indicating charging. But when i did the power trick, the phone booted up with 80% battery (because it was charging for for a while). Some people reported that it would boot to a field test mode, and they had to hold the power and volume again to get out of it. This is for HTC M9. May work on other HTC phones, and there may be other combinations for other manufacturers. Your mileage may vary...

    My guess is that the phone goes to a safety mode so you don't turn on the phone and completely drain the Lithium Ion battery (or maybe it's LiPo). But either way is bad to completely drain Lithium batteries, as they won't recover. So the phone won't let you try to boot. This would allow a technician to charge it for a period and then use the trick to get the phone back up. Thereby protecting the battery from full depletion.
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