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    Question Charging without Charger?

    Today my N97 started charging without the charger. Has this happened to anyone else?

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    yes, i hear Harry Potter's N97 does the same thing.

    seriously though, not heard of this happening before. dodgy connection in the charging port?
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    Yes, happened once with my N86 -after i'd tried charging it with a Solar powered charger (a freeloader). -after i disconnected the charger.

    I assumed that it confused the electronics of the battery and i switched the phone off and on and its never done it since.

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    The only I have see , it's the feet charger to the N86..-

    YouTube - Charging the N86 with my FEET

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    Yup, a couple of weeks ago I picked up my N97 mini to go to work and the charge light was on and the indicator was flashing as if it was charging. It wasn't doing that a couple of hours earlier and had not been on the charger between.

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    Today N900 was charging without charger... I presume all Nokia phones problem.

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    mine does that occasionaly

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    Mine does it sometimes.
    I just tell iPhone owners it's Nokias new wireless charging, oh doesn't your iPhone have that? Shame. ;-)
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    Hi All,

    The phones you are talking about here all are almost the phones which can be charged using USB chargers also. Say for example, if you have connected your device using USB with PC, it will start charging automatically it does not need any charger. Once you remove the USB connection, it will take few minutes for the phone to realize that the connection was lost, still you can see it will show the phone as charging. I have seen this behavior only for the phones which has got USB charging facility

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    My N97 did it once (on original V10 firmware) - never had it prior to this with any other phone, or indeed with this one since. That said, now I've mentioned it it'll probably start again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senthils1980 View Post
    Once you remove the USB connection, it will take few minutes for the phone to realize that the connection was lost, still you can see it will show the phone as charging.
    If you are trying to say it's because I'd had it connected by USB, well it's not. I very rarely use USB to connect to my PCs, usually bluetooth unless I have something really big to transfer. And the phone had been sat on a bookshelf for around 2 hours that day when I noticed it "charging".

    I'd have said it was a software problem but since it affects the N900 perhaps it's the USB chip. If that's what you mean then I'm inclined to agree.

    It's only happened the once so far though.

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