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A50 Stopped Charging except through Laptop

(Topic created on: 08-12-2020 05:20 AM)
JMK822
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Hi there, my A50 has been getting worse for charging recently, and today it finally stopped charging altogether. I have tried various adapters and cords. Nothing seems to matter. The phone says it's charging, but it does not charge. The battery percentage just sits there. When I plug it into my laptop to charge, it says that the "USB device needs more power than the port can supply," and it charges very slowly. I bought this phone only a couple of years ago for over $500. I sure hope there is a viable and free solution, especially given the sheer number of people experiencing this exact same problem. Please help. Thank you.

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BandOfBrothers
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It might be worth using a torch to see if there is any debris in the charging port @JMK822 

 

Your phone is covered by a 24 month warranty but this does not cover issues caused by an accidental bump or water damage.

 

A Samsung Experience Store or Samsung Service Centre can take a look. 

 

 


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leggera16
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my s9 started having battery issues and keeps saying USB device connected disconnected over and over since the last update. Google it there's hundreds of a50 owners affected. they say its your port needs replacement but some people rolled back to older software and it "fixed" the problem. some people even had the port replaced only to have problems return a few months later.
JMK822
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What do I do if there's no Samsung store or service centre in my city?

 

The ports look fine. There's never been any water damage.

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JMK822
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"accidental bump"?

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JMK822
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Any thoughts on the power surge the phone creates when plugging in to the laptop?

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BandOfBrothers
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i.e dropped @JMK822 

 

 


Daily Driver > Samsung Galaxy s²² Ultra 256Gb in Phantom Black.

The advice I offer is my own and does not represent Samsung’s position.
I have no affiliation with Samsung.

JMK822
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Anyone?

 

Does someone from Samsung have a solution? Or anyone else? I'm not picky. I just want a solution. Should I be phoning tech support instead? How do people usually find their solutions on here?

 

My situ in brief again... No water no "bumps", not the charger, causes power surge when plugged in to PC laptop, won't charge anywhere else, phone is about 18 months old, there is no samsung store or centre in my city.

 

Is there a patch yet for this or something?

Do I have to mail my phone somewhere? What do I use as a smart phone if so? So many questions. Appreciate any insight you can offer.

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BandOfBrothers
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Yes please do contact your regions support Samsung department to see what they can do for you @JMK822 

 


Daily Driver > Samsung Galaxy s²² Ultra 256Gb in Phantom Black.

The advice I offer is my own and does not represent Samsung’s position.
I have no affiliation with Samsung.

JMK822
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Ok thanks for Clarifying.

 

Any insights on the other question? In particular an alternative to visiting a Samsung shop or centre. There isn't one in my city.

 

Is there a number I can call where a tech can do stuff or walk me through a process while we're on the phone?

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