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Troubleshooting charging issues
Well, yours truly left the LG charger/data cable with the LG travel/wall charger in a safe place. Three and a half hours away. I'll be getting it back within a few months.
In the meantime, my trusty (up until now) generic car charger with proper micro usb wired connector, in sub-freezing weather, this past week, does not seem to charging the 2 year old phone battery properly. The phone's stock "meter" fills all three battery sections, but on checking the % charge, it is reading only 30%. This follows numerous instances where the phone initially reads one level of charge, then reads a level 20 or more points lower in as few as seconds later.
What does your experience or knowledge point to for an explanation? The phone's charging pin does not seem to be bent, but I have dropped the phone in its silicone/hard plastic Otterbox Commuter case on tile and a carpeted floor a few times. But the biggest variable seems to be the extra cold and the car charger.
My thinking now is to get a quality data/ charging cable as a work-around and charge through my pc's USB, ac powered hub. Could it be the battery? What do you think?
picked up charger at Walmart for $7.74. Working fine.