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  1. Tyler Goslin's Avatar
    Its the cable that came with it thats the problem. I had the red x on my battery symbol until I switched to the cable I use for my s3.
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    01-02-2014 06:29 AM
  2. barneyuk's Avatar
    Hi all,
    My son and daughter both had the dreaded red X when the OEM charger was plugged in. I resolved this by copious amounts of switch cleaner into the tablet end of the charging cable, allowed to dry and HEY PRESTO! All is now well and both tablets charging fine.

    I hope this helps.
    04-09-2014 03:26 PM
  3. chelle508's Avatar
    Toothpick idea was great as long as you aren't rough. I used that and then blew air into both the tablet and charger and all is well. Turned out to be something minute on connectors so the full charge wasn't passing through! Very frustrating.... Was about to cry! Phew!
    04-26-2014 09:46 PM
  4. minbcrafter's Avatar
    i do to mine like this
    if you install custom roms
    i have paranoid android now
    charge from the 2.1 or 2A charger alot faster and charge from USB (PC) aswell also charge faster
    05-10-2014 05:24 AM
  5. obent's Avatar
    This solution worked for me. I was stressing it because the tab isn't that old. Thanks for the info!

    The same issue was happening to me when I forgot my charger at a hotel and purchased another Samsung charger from Amazon. The Red X was annoying!!! Someone told me to power off my Samsung Tab 2 10.1 then plug it into the wall, then to the device then turn the power back on. No more Red X! Hope this helps.
    05-31-2014 06:08 AM
  6. vetab's Avatar
    Hello and merry Christmas to everyone,
    I have got more or less the same problem, I purchased a Samsung galaxy note tab 4 from yourself and sadly it will not charge. I have a Samsung phone with the same charger and the charger that came with the tablet works fine with my phone but not the tablet. My phone charger won't charge the tablet either.
    Also when the charger is plugged in, a red 'X' appears over the battery icon in the top right corner. The battery is now dead.
    I also tried to charge the tablet from my laptop (usb) but it does not charge.
    Do you have any sdvice?
    many thanks in advice
    12-25-2014 01:11 PM
  7. Boski Dhiman's Avatar
    Thanks a lot Patrick, cleaning the charging port resolved my issue.

    Happy charging !!
    01-24-2015 10:10 AM
  8. cjb44's Avatar
    Does the "red X" mean damage is being done or just that it's charging slow. I plug by Tab into the USB on my docking station at work and get the X, using a wall charger, no X. I don't care if it's charging a little slow, just don't want to damage it.
    09-17-2015 07:47 AM
  9. Elahhez's Avatar
    I kind of have the same problem, However mine is charging even though there's a red cross over the battery as described in this thread. *puzzled* I haven't tried the "compressed air" or "alcohol" method yet. as I have neither.. But could this be a different problem maybe than a connector issue?
    11-18-2015 11:23 PM
  10. b3cca's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem on my Tab 2 7.0. Although my device AND charger are quite old I am quite worried that it could lead to something more serious. I am not using a 3rd party charger. I found that blowing into the ports works but I cannot access anything on my computer from it, meaning that YouTube is becoming even harder for me to manage. Anyone got any suggestions?
    01-17-2016 01:11 PM
  11. sarahbonser1's Avatar
    Why is there a red "x" and lightening bolt on the battery icon of my Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus tablet? How do I fix this? Thanks. It also says that it is charging even when not plugged into adapter. When I am about to shut down the tablet it shows big battery charging from 100% to 80% with out being plugged in. Help!
    This happened just now with me, I just had to make sure that the plug and attachment were secured. This is why it recharges slowly, there is less electricity getting through the barely attached output and plug add on. Hope this is the case with everyone else, but if not, please take your device into a repair shop to get it checked
    02-20-2016 09:33 AM
  12. jmtrap08's Avatar
    Have a Tab A 9.7. Was not holding charge and thought the port may be damaged, so I replaced it. Installed in exact reverse order as disassembly.

    Now shows Red X over battery whether on a charger (OEM) or unplugged. Battery runs out pretty fast.

    Please advise.
    09-23-2016 09:03 AM
  13. francope's Avatar
    Gat samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0 it is showing a red x on the battery icon and it is showing that it is charging evenwhen not plug in to the adapter
    10-24-2016 08:28 PM
  14. francope's Avatar
    My battery drains abruptly from 30% to 0%. But it is new pliz help
    10-24-2016 08:38 PM
  15. dbonenfant's Avatar
    My spouse has been having the problem with the Red X over the charging icon. It is the OEM charger that came with the device when I bought it. It is charging, but slowly. Both connections are all the way in. (we are using the wall outlet, not the laptop) The device is a Samsung Galaxy 2 tablet.

    Thank you,
    11-02-2016 06:31 AM
  16. Emma Rose2's Avatar
    Hi I just bought a Samsung Galaxy tab a and I've only used it for 2 days and when I charge it on another charger I get red x can someone tell me why this happens
    11-29-2016 04:41 AM
  17. cloudy skies's Avatar
    Usually, if the red "X" appears on the battery icon the tab is charged at a lower Amp. An example is when you attach it to the USB port of your computer. The lightning bolt appears when the charge Amp rating is correct, this is the case when plugging/using the wall charger to charge your tab. Both methods can charge your battery but the "red X" charging takes a lot longer. If you see both at the same time, maybe its time to head down to your Samsung repair shop.
    The red x does take longer to charge, but I think it depends on amp output of charger. My Samsung charger shows a lightning bolt with 1 amp output. I have another KD interactive charger at 2 amps, and shows the red x. Is 2 amps goING to charge slower to charge than the original samsung 1 amp charger my tablet came with? Probably slower at 2 amps than 1 amp because it isn't the original oem charger. Want to try someday and see which one charges faster. Yes a damaged cord or port can cause the red x too from my experience with micro usb.
    04-03-2017 12:48 PM
  18. Mgmachine's Avatar
    I had the red x happen to my galaxy tab a when using my charger. I plugged the charger into a extension cord when it happened, since went away when I added a surge protection outlet strip. Tighter connection to charger.
    09-29-2017 02:36 PM
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