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Old 02-16-2018, 02:46 PM   #21 (permalink)
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... Know Your Mobile has a page called "Clean your dirty hole!" and says, if you have an iPhone, jam a toothpick in there, and pry out the lint, boogers, and space trash ...
Came home this evening to find a note on the table that the iPad won't charge as the cable won't go in, and indeed it didn't.

Cleaned out the Dirty Hole and all was good

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Old 03-05-2018, 10:08 AM   #22 (permalink)
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The original Samsung cable connects like a champ, but does not work as well as the $7 Duracell cable that I bought a couple of weeks back. At least it does not tell me to use my original Samsung cable, right?

"Charging"
"Charging slowly. Please use the original Samsung cable."
"Not charging."

When it starts doing that when I am ten feet away I will give up and use another cable. I had my phone plugged in for the duration of my five-hour drive home, but with the sound off, so I would not hear it chiming repeatedly. Fortunately, I did not hear it vibrating. When I arrived, I saw that it was at 65%. I messaged Mom to let her know I was home safely and went to ask a friend how she was doing, but my phone turned off.

You know, low battery.

I plugged in and was at 61%, but usually when it actually warns me my battery is low, it is magically 15% higher once I plug in.

My phone is as high maintenance as I am!
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:09 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I am using an old Samsung Galaxy for 4 years. The original charger is working fine for me. Last year I got a 2.1 Amps charger (though it would fast charge my cell). it worked fine for 5 minutes and then crushed. I decided to use my original charger forever and I am up with it.

However, my original cable is damaged. Now I transfer data via Bluetooth.
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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The power supplies them selves last a very long time.
The cords not so much.
Avoid the chargers with integrated cord.
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:37 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I like the idea of eliminating the possibility of the cable-to-base connection going bad, but I also like the idea of using one cord at home and in the car and leaving a small car charger in the car, and a small wall charger at home, instead of the weird big car charger with wall outlet prongs.

I started using a 4,200 battery unit case for $19 November second. The charging system seemed to work well. I had never been able to go all day without recharging my phone, even if I did not use it. My battery would be low around lunchtime, I hit the button on the back, and I was good for the rest of the day. The problem was that it was a terrible case, hard plastic that slipped out of my fingers a few times; if my phone fell on its screen the case would have done nothing to protect it. When the case fell, it separated in two pieces, my phone slid out, and after a few falls, my phone stopped charging.

I was able to slide the phone in just fine while the pieces were together, so that design did not make sense to me.

This case arrived Wednesday the seventh: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

$40 for 3,500 battery units, so 40% of the battery value of the other one, but it wraps around the phone, fully protecting it, unlike the previous one, although it is the same hard plastic, so at some point it will slip out of my fingers, and probably dent instead of absorbing shock like my Otterbox. It is also two pieces, the front snaps onto the back. Many reviewers complained they could not remove it. I dunno, I never tried, but it does not seem like it would not be a problem. I am just hoping that it does not come apart on its own.

So far, it is charging just fine with non-Samsung cables.
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:42 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I've been lucky so far-my 16 year-old Samsung and original charger both work just fine-I did have to replace the battery pack somewhere around the 14th year though...

Don't really want to modernize-I can use my laptop for any Internet/Computing/Entertainment needs, and a portable Smartphone is too big and fragile for my liking. My 'soapbar' takes calls, texts and voicemails just fine, fits on my belt and takes a beating. I don't even want another Samsung-the new ones have fully-integrated 'power packs' that can't be replaced at all, when it stops holding a charge you throw it away. This offends me beyond words... I'll keep my old phone until the circuit boards turn to dust.

I felt the same way about my '93 Festiva-and it made it to 30 before it perished.
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:46 PM   #27 (permalink)
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My phone froze the other day with the screen on. With every previous phone, I would pop the battery. All of my laptops, too. Supposedly, I can reboot my phone by holding down the power and volume down buttons, but if it responded to that, it should have responded to holding down the power button.

I could not do anything but wait for the battery to die, plug in, and then it worked fine.

If I decide my current battery requires replacement I will replace it, with a soldering iron if necessary.
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Old 03-27-2018, 07:44 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I can not remember clearly but I think it was at least 9 months LOL, the cable always was broken off quickly.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:34 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I have had my second battery case for a couple of weeks and Samsung charging cable for a month. It is already starting to do the not charging-charging thing when I move the phone.
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Old 03-27-2018, 03:36 PM   #30 (permalink)
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My iPhone chargers typically give up the ghost after a year or so. It's kinda frustrating. I've been using an extra long cable from the AT&T store for the last six months and it's been fantastic. The extra length is making me spoiled.

As for cigarette lighter adapters, I used one for about 5 years which I got for free from my previous job. We got two boxes of them and never could find them in our system to sell them. Manager was gonna toss them, so I grabbed one. As cheaply constructed as it was, it lasted a darn long time. I only recently replaced it.

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