Another my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 won't charge post

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1' started by Shellya, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Shellya

    Shellya Junior Member

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    So maybe two months ago I noticed that I couldn't connect the tablet to my PC to transfer files. The PC says it doesn't recognize it. Thought at first it was because I had just updated to Windows 10. So I took the tablet to work to see if it would connect and still nothing. So I researched a little and read that it might be the usb cable or the Charging Port. So I order new ones and tried those but that still wasn't working. (So I used my mini sd card and didn't worry anymore about it. I should say here that I started using the first original usb cable again and put the new one away.)

    Until last week when I went to charge the tablet, while using it, and it continued to discharge. I thought that was strange since normally it still charges but slower. So I stopped using it, still discharging. Turned it off and finally it started charging. The next day it was fine. Would charge both on, and in use. So again I wasn't worried.

    Now this week It would not charge at all. Not electrically. Not on the PC. Not off. Nothing. So again I researched and tried a few things:

    - took it to work to see if a different electrical current made a difference -> still wouldn't charge
    - tried work PC -> wouldn't charge
    - went home and tried the new usb cable from two months ago -> started charging but so slow that it took maybe 12/13hrs to get to 100% but now there was a big red X over the battery.
    - tried charging it on the pc for 5 hours (did this two days in a row)-> charged but still has an X
    - then this morning I thought to charge it directly on the wall, not through a surge protector -> and the X was gone
    - since I had to get to work, again I took it with me, plugged it into a wall socket -> no change in 2 hours
    - at work on the pc -> charged 1% in 40 minutes

    So I'm not sure. I'm glad the X is gone but I'm leery to say it was the wall socket since it's on my work computer now and there's no X when there was one a few days ago on it. Of course I want to assume that the problem is the battery but maybe not. Both the usb cable and the wall plug are Samsung. The plug is the original. I bought my tablet towards the end of 2012, so it is 'old'.

    Any other suggestions? I really do love my tablet and would hate to get rid of it.

    edit: not charging at all again. But also no X.
     
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  2. druwallpat

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    Mine was doing the same thing. So I'm retracing your steps. Nothing worked in combo (PC, Wall socket, different adapters) so I did the original fix. I turned the power off.

    When I powered off the tablet, the blue battery icon started to increment fill from right to left. I waited and checked a bit later, and it had been charging. I can't find my original adapter to plug the usb cord into, so I'm using off-brand. Don't recall if I could charge while powered on with the original.
    Anyway, turn the power off, plug it in, and see if yours will charge. That's my advice.
     
  3. Ginger1Cat

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    had my tablet 2 years worked good than stopped charging. I changed the battery, tried a new cord and plug, old cord and old plug, tried a wall socket and a power pad. also did the computer charge. it will not charge unless turned off. and even then it is slow to charge up. I also did the factory reset. How can I get the darn thing to charge while on?
     
  4. leeshor

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    Welcome to the forum

    If you are using a replacement charger and cable designed for your tablet it should work. If it charges connected to your computer that means the charging circuit is working even if it's really slow.
     
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    It takes over a day to charge, it would not be too bad if 8 hours charged it up, but it takes like 24 to do so. I really like this tablet but I may have to get another one. only being able to use it every other day or so is a really big drag.
     
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    I still suggest you get a charger intended for your tablet, eBay or Amazon. It sounds like the charger isn't operating at the proper wattage or voltage.
     
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    humm guess i am not clear, sorry about that. both the charger and cord came from Battery source. I at first thought the originals went bad which is why it was not charging so I picked up replacements meant for the Samsung galaxy note. that did not work, so i replaced the battery. battery worked out nicely till it came time to recharge. It did not charge fast like before very slow, so did a search. I then tried the power button and up volume trick to reboot. no change, then i did a factory reset, no change except losing everything lol. tried different locations. all the tricks i gleaned from different sites did not work. Only thing left to try is a reload of the OS, but i am not too sure if it is Jellybean, or ice cream sand. I am sure that i have the correct charger and cord, and I am sure that the originals are working as well. the battery is good. so I pretty much ran outta options here.
     
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    I don't have any other suggestions unless there is something wrong with the battery or the charging circuit.
     

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