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    Samsung Galaxy S3 Will Not Charge

    A friends we have a Samsung Galaxy s3 that will not charge at the port or even charge by way of computer. Any quick fixes?
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    Have you tried using different USB cables? As cables/connectors wear out, etc after so many plugs, bends, etc.

    Check to make sure the pins/etc are clean in the microUSB port on the S3.

    Maybe a pin got bent or something, so compare the ports to another microusb to see if anything is bent the wrong way.

    Apart from that it is possible that the port on the S3 is busted.

    Could also be an issue with the battery or the S3 is not registering the charge properly. Try the battery in another phone and try another working battery in the "broken" phone.

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    Will the phone respond at all? There is a problem with the S3 that the nand memory dies and kills the phone. If it is non-responsive, contact Samsung, they are replacing defective units.

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    Try a higher amperage charger, I used one of my old ones and it wouldn't charge it, only with recent ones from an HTC One X and an iPhone 5.

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    Chang a charger, if it isn't work, it must the phone' issue. Then take it to the service centre.

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    Maybe your charger is broken

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    Clean the port with alcohol

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    I would try a new charger

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    If it was me, i'll try charge in to a new port, then if it really wont charge then I'll get a new charger you can also try charging it through a usb cable.

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    This is problem with the USB cable. Kindly visit any service centre and check now.

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    On the s3 there are around 10 pins that need to be soldered to the board. If one of those is up it could still charge but have charging issues so it most certainly could be the port needs replacing or resoldering. If you have tried a battery I would definitely try replacing the charging port. RockIT does the s3 port repair. Here is the link rockitrepairs.com/s3-charging-port-repair/


    They also have a video if you are feeling dangerous and think you can do it yourself
    youtube.com/watch?v=E9guHq4VegI

    Hope this helps!

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    I have the same problem. I did not clean my port and just gave up on charging the phone directly. What I did was buy a second battery for my S3 and a portable battery charger from Amazon. Now I charge the extra battery and replace it 2-3 times per day. Here is what I bought, besides the extra battery that I got from Radio Shack.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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