01-05-2013 08:09 AM
They are prone to not charge when a bit of dust, fluff or dirt is present.
Turn it off, hold it charging port down, then blow into it, then clean with a safety pin.
Then do the same with the charger when it is unplugged.
03-14-2013 08:54 PM
I just received my a500 without anything but the charger and it does not charge. Help! I can't use the device as it auto turns off.
05-25-2013 05:30 PM
10-16-2013 05:53 AM
Same problem here, with an A700 -- I am now completely unable to charge it.
Jiggling the microUSB connector would sometimes biring it back, but it has been increasingly difficult to get it to stay in charging mode, and now it's not working at all.
I've tried blowing out dust, makes no difference. It seems clear that this is a mechanical fault of some kind. There's no evidence of damage to the charger cable.
What do I need to do? I can't use the tablet until this is fixed.
11-27-2013 06:53 PM
I thought my tablet was bricked. It wasn’t.
I had notice that it wouldn’t let me do anything anymore. It stopped charging the battery. when it loaded to the home screen it just wouldn’t respond when you touch it. My thought was okay the battery is 3 years old and it’s probably bad. So I went out bought a battery and installed it. I let it charge overnight. When I got up the next day it still didn’t charge. I reopen the tablet and trace the power back to the battery. There wasn’t anything wrong. So I decide to fix the software then I will go back to look into the battery. I had to put the image software onto the SD card then force it to restore through the SD card(power and volume up will restore from SD card). Once I did that boom the battery started to charge again. So I really didn’t need to buy the battery in the first place. .
So the moral of the story is fixed the OS first. Also make sure you rename the image fill in order to install the image that is on the SD card. I hope this helps other out because i never found anyone else with this same problem.