1. AC Question's Avatar

    Recently my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini won't charge at all, sometimes the 1 vibration but still won't turn on. Took the original battery out and everything. Tried my sister's S3 mini battery and it worked immediately so I went and brought a new battery. Put it in and it works and put it on charge however it wouldn't charge and just died? Now it won't turn back on.

    I've had the phone just under a year so still under warranty, but very worried I'll send it away and will be told it's water damage when I haven't dropped it in water or that sort.

    Is there a sticker to check if it's water damaged and if it isn't, what could be the problem?

    08-28-2014 02:27 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Your charger and/or USB lead may be faulty. Are you able to try charging your new battery with your sister's charger and USB lead?

    Regarding possible water damage indication:


    Posted via Android Central App
    08-28-2014 08:06 PM
  3. keid's Avatar
    My sister and I use the same chargers and I charge the batteries on my sister's phone and once they're charged I put them into my phone to use.

    I checked for water damage but my batteries and my sister's doesn't seem to have the stickers?

    Before we sent it away for repair, I've plugged the charger in. Before it wouldn't detect the charger but it did recently however the phone wouldn't take any charge on although it says it is, the percentage would just get lower.
    09-03-2014 06:31 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    I see that you've now joined us as a member, so Welcome!

    I don't know why the batteries of the two phones don't have the water damage indicators, unless they're not Samsung batteries.
    I think that the reason that you are unable to charge your phone, and have to use a battery in it which you have charged in your sister's phone, may be that the USB port, or possibly associated circuitry, of your phone, could be damaged. It may simply be that the USB port needs cleaning, however....see if it has become clogged with dust or fluff which may be causing a faulty electrical connection when you try to use the charger.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-03-2014 07:09 PM
  5. keid's Avatar
    Finally a member!

    It was odd that they didn't have stickers even though that's what they came in. Hopefully it's nothing too bad, just hoping it won't be water damage as tight on money and warranty won't cover that. Could the damage to circuit or port be covered by warranty and occurred by dropping the phone?
    09-03-2014 07:43 PM
  6. belodion's Avatar
    If it is damage to the USB port etc., however caused, I can imagine that they might be inclined to assume you've been too rough plugging the lead in or something and decline to repair under warranty, but I don't know. It might be best to make some enquiries first rather than send it off and hope for a free repair.

    Edit. I don't think USB ports are normally covered. It usually counts as user damage I believe.
    Also, have a read of this, if you can bring yourself to plough through so much small print AND stay awake.


    Well the best of luck with your phone anyway.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-03-2014 11:52 PM
  7. keid's Avatar
    ah it's been sent away I think it may be the circuit as it can detect that the charger is there but just won't charge. Hopefully it's nothing too bad and will update what they say soon. Thank you for all your help
    belodion likes this.
    09-04-2014 06:25 AM

Similar Threads

  1. My Galaxy S3 won't let me enter text?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-28-2014, 08:36 PM
  2. Galaxy S3 charging issue.
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-28-2014, 02:49 PM
  3. Android wear with Galaxy Note 3
    By Armthah0meless in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-28-2014, 02:26 PM
  4. Samsung recent update changed MP3 settings-how to fix?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-28-2014, 02:23 PM
  5. S Note no longer syncs with Evernote--Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-28-2014, 01:01 PM