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    Default Sony xperia z5 dual sim, charging issues


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    My Xperia has been playing up for a while. Yesterday in typical fashion, I was on a MTB ride out so had set a tracking app and locked the phone. Next time I looked at the phone an hour later, it was in airplane mode and torch was on !. Unsurprisingly the battery died completely before I got back to civilisation.

    Now the phone will only charged when plugged into my macbook (which has the xperia companion app). I've tried multiple chargers, and leads but nothing else works?

    I've done the hold down volume up and power button reset, but to no avail.

    Suggestions please (that don't include "buy a new phone").

    cheers

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    Default Re: Sony xperia z5 dual sim, charging issues

    Try leaving it on charge for a good long while (days).

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    Default Re: Sony xperia z5 dual sim, charging issues

    Get a paperclip or sim tray tool and poke all the pocket fluff out of the charging port... you won't be able to see it, but it'll be well manky inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Get a paperclip or sim tray tool and poke all the pocket fluff out of the charging port... you won't be able to see it, but it'll be well manky inside.
    that's a good call actually.

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    Default Re: Sony xperia z5 dual sim, charging issues

    Try charging it underload, ie torch on, if it has enough battery left to try this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Get a paperclip or sim tray tool and poke all the pocket fluff out of the charging port... you won't be able to see it, but it'll be well manky inside.
    Thanks, but no, didn't work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Try charging it underload, ie torch on, if it has enough battery left to try this?
    It's nearly full charged now as I have been able to have it plugged into laptop all day. I just pulled the lead from the laptop and put that into a mains charger. No charge !

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    Default Re: Sony xperia z5 dual sim, charging issues

    There's two 'types' of charge.

    USB and AC, some Androids tell you which is which on the power settings screen when charging.

    The difference is the supplied amps. USB charging only provides 500ma where as a mains charger will provide 1000ma+.

    So for some reason your phone is only working on USB (it also takes twice as long to charge).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    There's two 'types' of charge.

    USB and AC, some Androids tell you which is which on the power settings screen when charging.

    The difference is the supplied amps. USB charging only provides 500ma where as a mains charger will provide 1000ma+.

    So for some reason your phone is only working on USB (it also takes twice as long to charge).
    Thanks......

    But......

    In my van I have a twin outlet USB, one slot is 500ma the other is 1000ma. I always use the 1000a, but when that wouldn't work I tried the 500a, that didn't work either ! ??

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    Default Re: Sony xperia z5 dual sim, charging issues

    Well it's still doing it

    I can't leave it on charge for days as I need to use it, but I have been able to leave it still plugged in after reaching 100%.

    I've also got an odd symbol on the status bar I can't identify or get rid of, it's a white square with a sort of staggered 'N' in it !

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    Default Re: Sony xperia z5 dual sim, charging issues

    This one?

    Noise cancelling if it is?

    https://support.sonymobile.com/globa...atus-bar/#gref

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    Default Re: Sony xperia z5 dual sim, charging issues

    NFC turned on?

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    Default Re: Sony xperia z5 dual sim, charging issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Jody View Post
    Well it's still doing it

    I can't leave it on charge for days as I need to use it, but I have been able to leave it still plugged in after reaching 100%.

    I've also got an odd symbol on the status bar I can't identify or get rid of, it's a white square with a sort of staggered 'N' in it !

    Once it gets to 100%, how long does it last OFF the charger?

    What have you got turned on?
    3g? GPS? WiFi? HotSpot? NFC? Screen Brightness? Bluetooth?

    Everything uses power, even it's not 'in use'. If I turned EVERYTHING on, my Z5C wouldn't last 5 hours, even if none of it was 'active'. All of these services are 'active' even when not connected - they're always looking for something to connect to, (called 'polling').

    I normally turn the connection services off if I'm not actively using them to connect to something.

    Do you know if you're using the original 'Launcher' system? (Don't know how 'geek' you are - do you know what a launcher app is?)

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    Default Re: Sony xperia z5 dual sim, charging issues

    Finally cured it !!

    I let the battery run out completely then left the phone plugged into the mains and a few hours later it started to take charge!

    Bizarrely it now won't charge from the laptop but tbh that's really not an issue for me.

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