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USB charger cable died?

Posted on 2011-09-22
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I have a Motorola Droid2 and i've been using a wall charger at home & a USB charger at work for the last year.  I have a spare battery since it drains constantly & the app kiler is useless.  About 2 weeks ago the USB cable stopped working.  it still launches the verizon login browser window but the power percentage never increases.  I switched out the detachable cable from the wall charger but it doesn't work separately.  Nothing else has changed except software updates.

Any ideas why it might have died or ways to revive?
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by:web_tracker
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You may need to change your batteries as they may not be taking a charge.
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by:Martin Dooley
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Both batteries are fine, one is only 6 mos old and they're recharging with the wall charger.
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Try plugging into another usb port to see if it will charge the batteries. Try to see if it will charge using the usb ports of another computer, this will help rule out if it is the cable or one particular computer issue, or even an issue with one particular usb port on a specific computer.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Cables have widely varying quality and can degrade over time or coiling the cable can cause some breakage.  I've had iPhone cables die over the years...
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by:HAVARD7979
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When connected to the PC, the DROID2 offers multiple options for the USB connection mode. The default USB mode, “PC Mode” for DROID2 To fix this problem,  change the USB mode from the default “PC Mode” to “Charge Only”. Here is how to do so:

1. Connect the phone to the PC via the USB cable.
2. Pull down the Android notification bar (tap the very top of the screen ans swipe down) and select USB Connection.
3. Select “Charge Only”, then tap OK.

good luck
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by:Martin Dooley
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The cable is not coiled & hasn't been moved since I bought it. Although maybe that will be the final default diagnosis.

I forgot to mention that I tried other USB ports & another PC to no avail.

And that it is already set to CHARGE ONLY.
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by:Martin Dooley
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The cable is not coiled & hasn't been moved since I bought it. Although maybe that will be the final default diagnosis.

I forgot to mention that I tried other USB ports & another PC to no avail.

And that it is already set to CHARGE ONLY.
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i'm buying a new one
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none of the suggestions seem probable but i need to move on
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