Why won’t my Galaxy Tab won’t charge anymore?

Anonymous October 13, 2013

From some days now every time I tried to charge my Tab it would show an X mark on the battery icon and it would charge really slowly. But yesterday the Tab ran fully out of battery and when I connected the cable this happened (check the video link) : http://videobam.com/nrRIt .

I can’t turn the Tab on with the cable either plugged or unplugged. My cable is the original one (that came inside the box). Do you guys know anything that could help me?

Again : http://videobam.com/nrRIt


  1. Susendeep D
    October 13, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    The first mistake that you did is that allowed your tablet to drain out of charge fully.This make battery weaker and its calibration gets disturbed.Although,the tablet has high capacity battery such that it won’t charge from USB powered PC,laptop,but some little amount of charge gets supplied to it when it’s connected to it.It might take very long hours to charge it fully.So,the appropriate and accurate solution for your situation is best explained below by –

    "Lithium based batteries don't like being completely flattened. Sometimes in that condition they will not accept a charge from the regular charger until they have got a little charge in them. In order for that to happen, connecting to a 5v/500ma connection (such as a powered on PC USB port) for 8 hours or so, then enables the device to get a charge from the regular a/c charger.

    Once you have your device charged again, the best thing to do is to use it until it discharges to around 15% and then connect it to the a/c charger and then power it off. Let it charge to full again, while off. Repeat that process twice more & your tablet battery & the software that reports the charge level should then be harmonised again & report accurately.

    Following that, best practise for the life of your battery is to charge back to full when the battery drops to between 40-50%. But in any case, charging overnight is what I always do, whether the battery needs it or not. The worst thing you can do is to let any lithium based battery get totally drained. Sometimes they just will not ever accept a charge again after that.
    .... "

  2. Hovsep A
    October 13, 2013 at 9:45 am

    well it can be hardware problem linked to the usb port that also charges Galaxy TAB, buy a new cable and see if this can solve the problem or a charging socle.