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Old 09-02-2015, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I have had my Samsung Galaxy S5 for about 3 months now and I've noticed since yesterday that charging it has gone from a one/one and a half hour chore to a three/four hour chore. The USB 3.0 chargers I have for it work fine, it's just that the phone itself don't charge so fast. Does anyone know why this would be the case?
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Old 09-02-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Have you tried other usb cable/power brick combos? Sometimes a cable or charger can go bad and cause this to happen.
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Have you tried other usb cable/power brick combos? Sometimes a cable or charger can go bad and cause this to happen.
They are the same age as the phone so I don't know how they would go bad that fast barring some weird issue. I did try chasing it with a toothpick. I'll see if that fixed it. Anther charger worked after doing that so it maybe the combo which as I said barring some freak issue or tampering with the USB head, it wouldn't be going bad this soon.
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:41 PM
 
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I have had a charger stop working after a couple of days before, so it is possible.

Old one broke, bought a new one, and a few days later it stopped working. Bought another (exchanged) and it still works.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Chargers go bad randomly. I've had ones dead out of the box or die within days.
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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It was apparently the charger port, swopped ports to an older one and it weighed like a charm.
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