Charge Any Phone Without Its Charger!

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Step 1: What's Needed

What you need for this is a USB (broken or not , just make sure it's long enough), you will also need the phone you want to charge.Im using a samsung SGH-T809(old phone, didn't have its proprietary charger). The last thing you need is something to plug the USB into, I recommended a laptop but a wall outlet will work fine.

Step 2: Step 1

Now cut the USB in half so that you have the USB , you can throw the other half away. I used scissors because I didn't have a wire stripper. Your gonna wanna strip the red and black wires, the green and white wires are not gonna be used.

Step 3: Step 2

Depending on what phone your using , the battery pins may be different . For me they were push down pins. Now your gonna wanna take the wire (red and black) , Match the pins with the wires(red with positive and black with negative). Once you figured out where the belong, bend the wire (metal part) onto the wire (this is what I did because mine has push down pins). Now take the wire and try to slide it under the pin (there should be a little space under the pins).

Step 4: Step 3

Now put the battery in, it should be a little hard to put in since the pins have something under them. Once it's in the wires won't move at all (or atleast that's what happened for me).

Step 5: Step 4

Plug it into your USB port that has power and your phone should light up or do something to indicate power, mine doesn't so I have to press the power button. It should turn on and there you go , you have a makeshift charger!

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    23 Discussions

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    LeahaD

    Question 6 weeks ago on Introduction

    So what If you can't get 5o your battery like on my phone?

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    schachattack87

    1 year ago

    MetroPCS zmaxPRO. Built in battery.. ... how do i charge this devise without the usb-c cable? Only provided with a regular android usb?

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    Cindy209

    1 year ago

    What about a Alcatel onetouch, in which the battery cannot be removed? Please let me know... In really big need!

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    oranjevCindy209

    Reply 1 year ago

    drop the phone on the floor a few times and the battery will get out (i have an alcatel pixi)

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    Jesse JamezCCindy209

    Reply 1 year ago

    All batteries come out just take your unscrew your back and basically follow the instructions although it might be a lil different

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    EdoubleU52

    1 year ago

    There's no such thing as a phone that you can't get to the battery. It's always accessible just depends on if it's worth the effort to get to it.
    It's also possible to use a different phone's battery, some wire, tape and a little ingenuity.

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    TylerP71

    1 year ago

    yes i did thus wit a 3ds and it wurked good unitl my 3ds died on mee and i was happy not but its okay becasue i hate nintendo and the gamecube was trash in my trash im from the hood have a good day 8----------

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    CodyB28

    1 year ago

    can you do this with a 3ds?

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    IsabelG29

    2 years ago

    What about a HTC desire 510 phone?

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    Jan PetrS

    2 years ago

    Thank you it works, now I've got way to charge my phone since my miniUSB in phone is broken :)

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    MaryumB1

    2 years ago

    thank you so much! this helped me retrieve a lot of important information from one of my older phones!

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    BradleyH33

    2 years ago

    Cool thanks a lot it worked just fine. appreciate the tip!!!

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    J-bB

    3 years ago

    Thank you so much!
    It doesn't show that my battery is charging but the percentile of battery left keeps increasing :D

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    hamishtheawesomeBumsfallera

    Reply 4 years ago

    for iPhone (if you wanted to do this method) you will have to unscrew the 2 screws near the charger and pull the cover off

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    workmank

    4 years ago on Introduction

    i agree with gogoflips be careful when doing this sort of thing lithium batteries. especially lithium ion batteries i have vented and caused a few of my own to catch fire from over stressing them. Battery safety is very important. I have done this but would recommend that is you are going to do this do it for short periods and maintain a close watch check temp of the battery often if its getting warm disconnect it. Take care and be safe......

    not saying this will happen but it is possible.

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    gogoflips

    4 years ago

    Lithium batteries operate never over about 4.2volts. USB chargers give 5 volts- so if the battery doesn't have a protection circuit, it'll explode.

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    jbrown120

    4 years ago

    Does not work with any phone you can't access battery to. ie any iphone and most newer androids

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