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  1. jhimmel's Avatar
    I have heard, no joke, that plugging and unplugging several times over (like in resuscitation) can help generate enough of a burst to get it charging. never tried it myself, but it was posted here.
    Yes , I mentioned this earlier. It's called Stack Charging. Some devices need a tiny amount of current to run the charging control. You get a few seconds of charging before the charge control system kicks in, so plugging in and unplugging about 30 seconds apart builds up enough of a charge for the phone to take over. I have done this before, more than once, to revive a seemingly dead device. Sometimes it took 20 minutes of plugging and unplugging - but it did work.
    11-21-2017 01:35 PM
  2. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Yes , I mentioned this earlier. It's called Stack Charging.
    sorry. the forum messes up for me and I don't always get older posts. someone, perhaps you, posted this in another thread and I never forgot it. thank you for posting again if it wasn't you. the info should be up in the Tips sticky too. very worthwhile info, imo.
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    11-21-2017 02:06 PM
  3. PainFX's Avatar
    So In the last months I have had 2 Samsung phones brick on me. Both same symptons.

    3 weeks ago my Work issued Verizon S8 ran completely dead. Battery to 0% and shut down. When I got back to power and plugged it in... Nada.. Zilch.
    For a sec vibrated and circle charge indicator that almost immediately went away. After that Never showed charging again.
    Tried:
    Hold power for minutes.
    Hold Power + Volume for a minute
    Hold Power + VOlume Down.
    Hold Power + Bixby
    Hold Power + Bixby + Volume Up
    Hold Power + Bixby + Volume Down

    Tried Different chargers and cables and wireless charging.

    All made zero change
    Had to get a Warranty swap

    Last night my Note 8 also drained to 0% and Shut down,
    When I got back to power and plugged it in... Nada.. Zilch.
    For a sec vibrated and circle charge indicator that almost immediately went away.

    Tried same things as above. No Change.
    Had to book a claim with Premium Care. Will have a new one tomorrow.

    Don't know what's up but 2 Sammy phones did same thing in a month. Odd.....
    You need to charge it for a while before turning it on. Same goes with iphone
    11-21-2017 04:39 PM
  4. chouy87's Avatar
    So In the last months I have had 2 Samsung phones brick on me. Both same symptons.

    3 weeks ago my Work issued Verizon S8 ran completely dead. Battery to 0% and shut down. When I got back to power and plugged it in... Nada.. Zilch.
    For a sec vibrated and circle charge indicator that almost immediately went away. After that Never showed charging again.
    Tried:
    Hold power for minutes.
    Hold Power + Volume for a minute
    Hold Power + VOlume Down.
    Hold Power + Bixby
    Hold Power + Bixby + Volume Up
    Hold Power + Bixby + Volume Down

    Tried Different chargers and cables and wireless charging.

    All made zero change
    Had to get a Warranty swap

    Last night my Note 8 also drained to 0% and Shut down,
    When I got back to power and plugged it in... Nada.. Zilch.
    For a sec vibrated and circle charge indicator that almost immediately went away.

    Tried same things as above. No Change.
    Had to book a claim with Premium Care. Will have a new one tomorrow.

    Don't know what's up but 2 Sammy phones did same thing in a month. Odd.....
    i have found the solution. this happened to me last night into today. i tried everything!!!! just got note 8 a week ago. phone died over night and went completely dead. i read one of the comments on here and sparked an idea. with the battery needing a lower voltage to begin a charge than the fast charge puts out. so what i did was find an old android charger or fire stick charger is actually what i used. i attached adapter that come with phone in box so will fit in note 8. then plugged USB into an old laptop i have with USB 2.0. this put out a low enough voltage to trickle charge it where the screen popped on the circle and just lighting bolt with no percentage of battery charge. i let sit for about ten minutes then switched back to my fast charger and its working!!!! beyond ecstatic right now. thought i lost everything.
    11-25-2017 01:50 AM
  5. Spencurious's Avatar
    So would a portable power bank also be a way to provide the slow charge to bring it back to life? I do sometimes let mine go to zero when I'm out, and using a portable battery pack would be my normal way to recharge it until I get hone?
    11-27-2017 05:40 AM
  6. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    So would a portable power bank also be a way to provide the slow charge to bring it back to life? I do sometimes let mine go to zero when I'm out, and using a portable battery pack would be my normal way to recharge it until I get hone?
    if you have that, why let it get all the way down? you may still need to do the resuscitate thing or plug into your laptop, etc. like have been recommended.
    11-27-2017 09:45 AM
  7. Gareee's Avatar
    So would a portable power bank also be a way to provide the slow charge to bring it back to life? I do sometimes let mine go to zero when I'm out, and using a portable battery pack would be my normal way to recharge it until I get hone?
    Depends on the power bank.. the one I have is quickcharge 2.0. Maybe a cheap dollar store portable charger?
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    11-27-2017 09:49 AM
  8. darkpower_4's Avatar
    So I actually fixed this myself. Out of desperation and exhausting every option posted in this thread and others I finally just took the back glass off with the help of the teardown guide on ifixit and "defibulated" the battery back to life.

    So the process went like this; after actually getting to the battery, cut an old USB cord and splice it down to the red and black wires leaving a few millimeters exposed and get an old USB charger, I used an old Samsung base I had, A NEWER CHARGER INCLUDING THE NOTE 8 CHARGER WILL NOT WORK ex." fast chargers, QC 2.0 and QC 3.0+" ect. The ribbon cord leading off the battery are labeled "1 2 and 7 8" and on the other side it says which pair are + & - then very carefully hold the red to + and black to - for about a minute. Reconnect battery and plug the actual Note 8 charger in and Viola! You should be charging!!!! I'm happily using my note 8 right now after a week of stressing!

    P.S. My back glass was already broke and is only $12 to replace. But I feel like if it wasn't cracked I could have done without damage...other then the paint coming off the inside a little bit.
    12-21-2017 06:22 AM
  9. j_hansen's Avatar
    good result but **** you had to go through all that.
    Where did you get the back glass for just 12 quid?
    12-21-2017 06:51 AM
  10. darkpower_4's Avatar
    good result but **** you had to go through all that.
    Where did you get the back glass for just 12 quid?
    eBay and yes it was either that or wait for Samsung to send my phone back next year and probably charge me to replace the glass back for $150 which is bs because it's wasn't the problem I could have lived with it my screen glass is fine. It's just not acceptable that I'm getting told that my warranty is void because I broke the back glass from dropping my phone twice and then one day I'm watching YouTube and batteries dies and never charges until I did all that. P.S. I work as a phone technicians with puls anyways so I was like I'M GOING TO FIX THIS F*** SAMSUNG!
    j_hansen likes this.
    12-21-2017 01:12 PM
  11. utimatum's Avatar
    I just want to stop and thank everyone who contributed here. I was trying the stacked charging while reading through the mostly helpful comments and then I gave up. I did try holding the power and vol. down buttons for about 10 second and my phone booted up! It didn't do a hard reset (tank da lurd) and it was at 51%. I don't know what all worked but trying a little of this and that helped. Merry Christmas.
    12-24-2017 04:10 PM
  12. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Merry Christmas.
    Merry Christmas! glad it worked out.
    12-24-2017 04:26 PM
  13. j_hansen's Avatar
    eBay and yes it was either that or wait for Samsung to send my phone back next year and probably charge me to replace the glass back for $150 which is bs because it's wasn't the problem I could have lived with it my screen glass is fine. It's just not acceptable that I'm getting told that my warranty is void because I broke the back glass from dropping my phone twice and then one day I'm watching YouTube and batteries dies and never charges until I did all that. P.S. I work as a phone technicians with puls anyways so I was like I'M GOING TO FIX THIS.... f... AMSUNG!
    you seriously don't have to explain Samsung support to me LOL been there and never going back, wiped my privates in the t-shirt even.
    983 quid later on a pre-order being a loyal customer and just being told to f.... off... aaarrgghhhh..
    12-24-2017 04:30 PM
  14. Lu Ford's Avatar
    I wonder why we all are putting up with this mess and causing irritation to ourselves? ?!! We pay high dollar for these NEW AND IMPROVED phones and this should not happen to any of us!! It is obviously the phone that is at fault because we ALL are having battery problems so it can not be all of us phone owners that are at fault!! I can see one or two people having the same problem but look at all of us here in just this one spot with the same problem! ! Samsung has sealed the back of the new phones so we can't even try to buy a new battery to fix the problem! Instead we have to pay a repair shop just to even open it up and tell us it doesn't work!!! If your phone is under warranty you shouldn't have any problems but it's still a hassle you shouldn't have to go thru when you pay that much for a name brand and trusted item!! I'm sure Samsung apologizes each time this happens but my point is it should not be happening and happening to SO MANY OF US??!! Somehow this needs to stop. It's just not fair!! I know I myself have better things to do with my time than try to figure out why my $800.00 plus new phone doesn't work! !?? Am I just grumpy in my old age or does ANYONE agree with me??!! If so, what can we do??! I know there is an implied expectation when you buy something new that it is going to work. Same implied expectation the store has that your check or credit card is going to be good so they get paid for the phone!!?? You know they would be hot on your trail if your payment didn't go thru. So what's the difference? ! Why do we have to all put up with Samsung's ineptness?? Does anybody agree with me, maybe together this problem would draw more attention from Samsung than just one unhappy customer at a time?! I just am tired of it and wonder what ever happened to the old add age The CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT? ?!
    12-26-2017 03:14 AM
  15. Gray Area's Avatar
    Apparently this is a thing, idk how many are effected as I have never let my battery die but, hopefully it will be corrected.

    https://www.androidauthority.com/sam...charge-825899/
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    12-27-2017 10:48 AM
  16. magichoward's Avatar
    I wonder if it's the exynos version as well?
    12-28-2017 11:33 AM
  17. Tim1954's Avatar
    My S7 was sitting in a drawer for two days with a battery case on and 80% charged. I tried to turn it on. Zero. Battery case had zero charge. Nothing worked so I assumed totally flat battery. Plugged it in charger =zero response. Took it to Samsung experience shop, they plugged it in and it showed charging. Still haven't worked out what happened? Wireless charger had a glitch? Both had a glitch... Who knows...
    Is normal again now!
    12-28-2017 01:37 PM
  18. datum9's Avatar
    But.. but.. who needs a replaceable battery?
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    12-28-2017 02:03 PM
  19. datum9's Avatar
    i have found the solution. this happened to me last night into today. i tried everything!!!! just got note 8 a week ago. phone died over night and went completely dead. i read one of the comments on here and sparked an idea. with the battery needing a lower voltage to begin a charge than the fast charge puts out. so what i did was find an old android charger or fire stick charger is actually what i used. i attached adapter that come with phone in box so will fit in note 8. then plugged USB into an old laptop i have with USB 2.0. this put out a low enough voltage to trickle charge it where the screen popped on the circle and just lighting bolt with no percentage of battery charge. i let sit for about ten minutes then switched back to my fast charger and its working!!!! beyond ecstatic right now. thought i lost everything.

    Just more proof that "fast charging" is a terrible gimmick that either doesn't work at times, like you've seen or shorterns the life of the battery. It's by far safer to charge the battery with low Amps like 200-400 mAh versus 2Amps that has to be hard on the battery.

    Longer and lower Amps the better. Fast charging is a response to low capacity batteries. But there is no free lunch.
    12-28-2017 02:06 PM
  20. ClintRo's Avatar
    I use wireless almost exclusively... LOL
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    12-28-2017 02:53 PM
  21. darkpower_4's Avatar
    I was using wireless alot. But also a plug and it doesn't matter either way! Btw i can't let my phone die or it still doesnt charge after. I'm turning it off at 5% manually if I don't have a way to charge it right then. And I don't use cheap chargers only oem or Anker for my car.
    12-28-2017 02:58 PM
  22. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I use wireless almost exclusively... LOL
    same
    12-28-2017 03:57 PM
  23. ClintRo's Avatar
    I was using wireless alot. But also a plug and it doesn't matter either way! Btw i can't let my phone die or it still doesnt charge after. I'm turning it off at 5% manually if I don't have a way to charge it right then. And I don't use cheap chargers only oem or Anker for my car.
    You probably, back up your phone and do a warranty exchange.
    12-28-2017 04:51 PM
  24. darkpower_4's Avatar
    When Samsung officially makes a statement on it I will.
    Gray Area likes this.
    12-28-2017 04:53 PM
  25. dov1978's Avatar
    Is this problem exclusive to the Snapdragon versions? I read somewhere today that it appeared to be mostly if not all U.S based handsets with this issue?
    12-28-2017 07:49 PM
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