I have a Tmobile branded Galaxy S Vibrant and I cannot charge my phone using non samsung usb cables. I tried after market and blackberry micro-usb both tries to charge but it is not charging. When connect these cable to samsung usb charger or a computer, the phone saying its charge but it looks like my battery is discharging based on the battery charge meter. Example if I start to charge when I have 55% of charge, it will go down to 54% then 53% or it will stay at 55%.
gps is off, wifi is off, screen is off, etc. I am using it on Wind Mobile in Ottawa
Currently the connector in my original samsung micro-usb cable is cracked and it won't work.
Does anyone else have this problem? Why is this a problem with vibrant? Where can I get samsung micro-usb cable that will charge my phone?
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Some Samsung phones have this kind of bug! If you don't use it while plugging the data cable, it will not charge. Plug it in using mass storage mode and see whether its charging. It works for me. The trick is that the PC must do some kind of work while it is connected. Also, there are some drivers of your computer motherboard(e.g. Asus' AI charger or Gigabyte's quick charge). You may try those as well....