Thank you jburns. I never post on these sites let alone create an account but I had to to post this. Gave my son this tablet last year and he loved it. Two mths ago he complained about it not charging, since he has a habit of leaving it on the floor while charging I assumed he stepped on it and damaged the charge port ( he did it to his phone). I set it aside and told him he could buy his own tablet this time ( he's 16 and gets an allowance ), saw the LG this morning and thought I'd check it out so I googled non charging LG and this thread pops up. Did the 20 sec power up and she turned on and is now charging...not bad for a 60 year old.