posted on Dec, 12 2021 @ 11:16 AM
Try cleaning the charging port and check to make sure that the little contacts are all straight both on the charger and in the port on the phone.
They can have just a little film on them and a tiny piece of dust stuck to the prong and they will not make contact. Contact cleaner is a staple
around here for lots of computer stuff, especially contacts. The one I use has a special lubricant in it that also makes things slide a little better
while still making contact well.
That is the first thing to try, a small flattened q tip works good, I have some really tiny ones for that, half the thickness of a regular Q tip, but
you have to watch those, the stick in them is wood, so make sure only to go straight in and out so you do not bend the tabs or wires. I have fixed a
lot of phones over the years cleaning those things. Sometimes the other ports may have a crossed wire in them too, that can drive the battery dead or
shorted charge sensor in some things can make it so the charger thinks the phone is fully charged even when dead. This is independent of a bad
battery. Cleaning the battery terminals can also make a battery last longer on a charge if they have oxydation on them but that does not usually
occur unless the phone is three or four years old, it again is the feedback of resistance that triggers the charger to think the battery is full, just
like the corroded terminals on a car battery make the electronics think the battery is full and it does not charge much...The circuitry on a phone is
way more sensitive, you may not even see the oxydation but it is there.
That is the first thing I would try before buying a new phone, like I said, I have fixed quite a few problems like that over the years. Try
unplugging the battery then plugging in back in or turning off the phone by the manual switch too, although the techs at the phone places know to do
that, rebooting a computer or unplugging it and then plugging it in can fix some problems too, but actually, pulling out the battery usually just
scrapes the oxydation off the leads most times.
Some phones do have a reset button but I do not know if they still put that thing in them anymore, it used to be you needed to have a pin to push the
reset, which also can be a point of corrosion.
But it still could have just kicked the bucket too, which will mean you need a new phone.