What to Do When Your Phone or Tablet Won't Charge [telecom]

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If your phone just stops charging, even when it's plugged in, it doesn't mean it's time to shop for a new one. Here are a few simple steps you can take before calling the pros or opening your wallet.

By Whitson Gordon

You go to plug in your phone, and - you're not getting any
power. Maybe it says "Not Charging" in the corner. Maybe it says it's
charging, but the battery doesn't seem to be going up at all. Or maybe
your phone isn't even recognizing that it's plugged in. Whatever the
case, here are a few troubleshooting tips to get your phone juiced
back up.


Bill Horne
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