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  1. #1
    PB
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    Hi,

    Strangely, BOTH of my Sanyo 8200s started having a problem charging
    this past week. The phone quickly switches between charging and not
    charging. It feels like I can apply pressure to the power jack when
    it's plugged in to the phone to keep it charging. I'm not convinced I
    can do this consistently, so I may be imagining this effect.

    It seems VERY odd to me that BOTH my phones would start having the same
    problem at the same time. Regardless of the fact that I bought them at
    the same time, the odds of them having this same problem at the same
    time are ridiculously low. It makes me wonder whether there's some sort
    of network problem.

    I have this problem with both of the AC chargers AND my car charger.

    Has anyone else experienced this type of problem?

    Thanks,
    PB




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  2. #2
    Ski
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    Re: Sanyo 8200 charging issues

    "PB" <[email protected]> wrote in news:1116641669.576387.14510
    @f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:

    > Hi,
    >
    > Strangely, BOTH of my Sanyo 8200s started having a problem charging
    > this past week. The phone quickly switches between charging and not
    > charging. It feels like I can apply pressure to the power jack when
    > it's plugged in to the phone to keep it charging. I'm not convinced I
    > can do this consistently, so I may be imagining this effect.
    >
    > It seems VERY odd to me that BOTH my phones would start having the same
    > problem at the same time. Regardless of the fact that I bought them at
    > the same time, the odds of them having this same problem at the same
    > time are ridiculously low. It makes me wonder whether there's some sort
    > of network problem.
    >
    > I have this problem with both of the AC chargers AND my car charger.
    >
    > Has anyone else experienced this type of problem?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > PB
    >

    yes we do my wife has the same problem.



  3. #3
    Thurman
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    Re: Sanyo 8200 charging issues


    "PB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > It seems VERY odd to me that BOTH my phones would start having the same
    > problem at the same time. Regardless of the fact that I bought them at
    > the same time, the odds of them having this same problem at the same
    > time are ridiculously low. It makes me wonder whether there's some sort
    > of network problem.


    I had a similar problem with two hand drill batteries going bad within three
    days of each other. Like you, reasoning dictated that shouldn't have
    happened. An electrical service center verified the charger had gone bad,
    probably from a power surge. Once the charger was bad, it fried one of the
    batteries by holding a short for an extended period while I thought it was
    charging.

    I'd recommend a 'batteries unlimited' store that can measure both chargers
    and batteries.

    I had a garage door opener that kept frying from power surges. Finally a
    repair guy told me the brand of garage door opener I was buying had NO power
    surge protection. That's why they burned out every 14 to 18 months. I bought
    a <$10 plug-in power surge protector for the garage opener; didn't lose
    another until I sold the house nine years later.

    I'd also suggest a polarity check on the electric plug where you plug in the
    charger. I wouldn't have the refrigerator and my cell phone charger on the
    same circuit.





  4. #4
    PB
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 8200 charging issues

    Hi,

    That's a very good point... Right now, I have two car chargers and two
    AC chargers. I wonder if one of them is bad and that's what's causing
    these problems.

    Now, the question is - do I take the phones in to a SprintPCS store to
    have them replaced under warranty (with a refurbished phone) or should
    I just go to Costco and get them replaced under the Costco satisfaction
    plan (brand new phone)?

    Thanks,
    PB




  5. #5
    Thurman
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 8200 charging issues


    "PB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > That's a very good point... Right now, I have two car chargers and two
    > AC chargers. I wonder if one of them is bad and that's what's causing
    > these problems.
    >
    > Now, the question is - do I take the phones in to a SprintPCS store to
    > have them replaced under warranty (with a refurbished phone) or should
    > I just go to Costco and get them replaced under the Costco satisfaction
    > plan (brand new phone)?


    If it were me, I'd go to one of the 'universal battery supply stores', tell
    them my problem and ask what they would charge to test all four.

    At minimum wage rates for your spare time, it should save at least $5 in
    travel costs and nuisance to have one place test all.





  6. #6
    PB
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 8200 charging issues

    It turns out that it's a fairly common problem for the 8200s to have
    problems charging with the circular charger. They replaced my charger
    with a slot shaped charging outlet and it works fine.




  7. #7
    Oleg O.
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 8200 charging issues

    In article <[email protected]>,
    PB <[email protected]> wrote:
    >It turns out that it's a fairly common problem for the 8200s to have
    >problems charging with the circular charger. They replaced my charger
    >with a slot shaped charging outlet and it works fine.


    Does anyone know what the difference between the two slots is wrt
    charging? Why do some chargers plug into one slot and others use
    the other?


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  8. #8
    Frank Harris
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    Re: Sanyo 8200 charging issues

    A friend has a Santo RL-7300 with the same problem. It stopped charging
    from the pin-plug and still charges fine using the rectangular plug.

    PB wrote:
    > It turns out that it's a fairly common problem for the 8200s to have
    > problems charging with the circular charger. They replaced my charger
    > with a slot shaped charging outlet and it works fine.
    >


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680



  9. #9
    Frank Harris
    Guest

    Re: Sanyo 8200 charging issues

    In the past, each manufacturer had a differently-shaped data/power port
    and Sprint had to stock separate home and car chargers for every mfr. I
    think Sprint is trying to get all its manufacturers to use a common
    charging plug - the packaging for the home and car chargers says "for
    phone using a Standardized Charging Connector."

    In my household, this means I can use the same round-plugged charger for
    my Samsung and my wife's Sanyo. But you can still buy (at least from
    Sanyo, if not Sprint) a rectangular-plugged charger for a Sanyo.

    Oleg O. wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > PB <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>It turns out that it's a fairly common problem for the 8200s to have
    >>problems charging with the circular charger. They replaced my charger
    >>with a slot shaped charging outlet and it works fine.

    >
    >
    > Does anyone know what the difference between the two slots is wrt
    > charging? Why do some chargers plug into one slot and others use
    > the other?
    >
    >


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A680



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