Google Galaxy Nexus — Galaxy Nexus Won't Charge

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Dec 5, 2013 2:18:04 AM via Website

Like everyone else, signed up here just to say thanks and +1 marchino's fix. This saved me some headaches. I almost put my SIM in my KRAZR. My KRAZR! I actually was quite impressed it charged after all this time. +1 KRAZR's.

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Dec 22, 2013 7:11:18 PM via Website

You are the MAN! I had already looked up price of a new battery and would have ordered one if I had not found this fix!
I bent the tab up just a tad, and charges fine now. Before, it would only charge if the device was turned off, and even then, it was barely charging (all night only added about 20% to the battery).

I think gently is the key word here. If you break it, you're screwed.

There probably aren't that many people with this phone anymore, but this should apply to any microUSB connection.
They won't even put KitKat on mine because it's over 18 months old (that's some BS in my opinion). I don't see why I should have to spend $400 on a new phone every 18 months, when I am perfectly happy with this one.
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Jan 2, 2014 5:23:38 PM via Website

Thank you, I actually went out and bought a spare battery and charger for my Nexus but I tried this fix and it worked. I cannot thank you enough for this...........
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Jan 16, 2014 9:20:05 PM via Website

Your problem is that your Galaxy nexus won't Charge but i have the bad news that and very worry about that last night , my Galaxy Nexus LCD broken and now any one told me what i to because i so worry about that...........
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Jan 19, 2014 5:59:50 AM via Website

Thank you, thank you! This is the second device this has happened to for us and my husband went into freak out mode. I tried the trick above and voila! And I got the extra benefit of fixing my husband's electronic, once again proving that I am the mistress of all things technical in our house. Thanks for the help!
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Feb 3, 2014 9:30:34 PM via Website

Thanks for the helpful post. I was able to fix my problem in about one minute.
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Feb 13, 2014 4:31:37 PM via Website

problem of charging about galaxy nexus is same with me. i am also worry about that,, this charging problem in galaxy nexus i think from company or may be some lucky users got like that hahh. like me.. i m one of the user who have this .i think lucky, hahah
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Feb 26, 2014 9:55:24 PM via Website

My boyfriend is having charging issues with his Samsung galaxy nexus. we have fixed the usb/charging port on past occasions as described earlier in this forum and it went back to charging after that. Unfortunately this does not seem to help in this case. It wont charge at all either on or off. i have used the original charger, other chargers, plugged it into the wall , plugged it into the computer and nothing seems to get it to charge. Any thoughts?
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Mar 19, 2014 2:38:50 AM via Website

Another individual who took marchino's advice and executed it with success. Definitely saved me money time and a headache. Thanks your the man.
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Sep 14, 2014 3:55:52 AM via Website

Thank you Marchino -- you saved me a weekend worrying about this! And a trip somewhere to see if they could fix it!! (Why do these things always happen on a weekend night, when nothing is open?) I'm so glad you posted this--real lifesaver!! Best wishes!:)(*):)(*):)

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Sep 23, 2014 1:10:22 PM via Website

Marchino you are the man! Thank you so much, your solution was simple and effective, thumbs up!!
(I just registered to say thanks)

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Oct 24, 2014 6:25:07 AM via Website

Oh my God, thank you so much. I've been trying to figure out what the problem was with my phone and I even unassembled it to clean the usb port. I was even getting scared because I thought I would have to take to get it fixed or get a new one. And it turned out to be something so little that can be done in just a minute, as you said. Thanks again!! ;)

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Nov 1, 2014 8:06:04 AM via Website

Let me till you sir, that U r absolutely genius, i cant thank u enough, just like the others, this account made only to thank u.

Thanks a million again

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Dec 30, 2014 5:25:17 AM via Website


I had the same problem. I found the fix online - took 1 minute. The USB port and plug were not making good contact. I could run the phone on power from the charger, but it would not actually charge.

Look inside the USB port and you will see a "tab" there. Lever this up gently (after removing the battery) towards the centre of the port.

That fixed it for me. BTW. my phone is less than nine months old!

I find some of the newer plugs and sockets are just not engineered well - I've had the same problem with HDMI on my TV.

Amazing worked and I also signed up to thank Marchino for this tip....Thanks

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Dec 30, 2014 6:08:05 AM via Website

yes brother i had a same a problem with this set i guess samsung is not doing good work