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LG Spirit

My LG Spirit phone won't charge off a USB cable connected to my work Desktop PC. I have tried several USB cables so the fault isn't with the cables. I can power another phone off the PC using a USB cable. I don't have access to a power socket to charge my phone normally while at work. As a consequence, I have to turn my phone off while at work so that I can have some battery power going home or in the evening time until I get home. The phone charges fine otherwise off an electrical sockey via USB. What am I doing wrong? When I connect my phone to the PC via a USB, it charges (or gives the impression it's about to charge) for a second or two and then stops.

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Have you upgraded to Marshmallow. I did at the weekend.

 

Up till last week my LG Spirit complained about being powered by a pc but now it is fine!!.

 

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Don't know about the LG but my wife had an S3 Mini that would only charge off certain chargers / battery packs etc. and never off USB

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Hi Brendankelly,

Welcome to the forums Smiley Happy

Sorry to hear you're having issues charging your phone at work. I want to get to the bottom of this for you. Can you let me know if you're able to charge your phone on a different PC or do you have the trouble with all computers?

Let me know when you can.

Thanks,
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Hi Matt,

Many thanks for replying. This has happened on many PC's.

Cheers,
Brendan.
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Thanks for clearing that up for me Brendan Smiley Happy

This may be an issue with the phone itself. But if this charges fine on a wall charger, it suggests that PC's connected may not have the appropriate power to do this.

If you're using a desktop, are you able to try the USB chargers at the back?

Let me know how you get on Smiley Happy

 

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Hi Matt,

 

Thanks again.

I am able to power another phone off the same PC(s).

Regards,

Brendan.

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That phone needs a 1A charge. USB offers 500mA and USB3 900mA

You may have some luck charging it in an off state.

 


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Hi Kippies,

 

It has powered occasionally when on, but doesn't any longer. It doesn't power when off either. For now, I've managed to source an empty power socket and I charge it from there but this socket is a bit removed from my desk.

 

Cheers.

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Have you upgraded to Marshmallow. I did at the weekend.

 

Up till last week my LG Spirit complained about being powered by a pc but now it is fine!!.

 

Nick

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Meant to come back on this... My phone uploaded the new software last week and this DID work.

Thanks for all the replies.

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