Charging Issue

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    An issue that seems to have appeared recently (not sure how long to be honest) is that my tab has to be turned off to charge. If I connect power when it's turned on a small red "x" appears over the battery icon where the lightning bolt normally is. The tab definitely recognizes it's plugged in because the red "x" appears or disappears when I plug or unplug the power.
    If plugged into the PC there is also a message about being plugged in as a storage device but I can't find anywhere mentioning charging in the settings.

    Any ideas?

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    Paul
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    Some tablets won't indicate charging when plugged into a PC, (not quite enough voltage), but if you leave it plugged in for 5 hours or so, turned off but with the PC on. If that gets you anywhere the problem may be a bad charger.
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    It doesn't matter what it's plugged into (PC or wall charger), it does the same thing.
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    The it could be the cable or the connector or possibly your charging system. Hard to say.
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    As it turns out you are indeed correct. The wall plug, that the cable plugs into, is only rated to 200mA and is obviously doesn't supply enough current for the Tab. I tried another wall plug and the Tab charges correctly.

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