If your Samsung tablet is charging slowly or is not charging at all, you might need to fix the charging port.
Your Samsung tablet has been working fine for a while, but now it won’t charge anymore. That’s a big problem. And definitely more annoying than Samsung tablet screen issues. Surprisingly, it’s not that hard to fix.
If this has happened to you, here's how to fix the charging port on your Samsung tablet. Let's get started!
How To Fix Samsung Tablet Charging Port
There are many reasons why your Samsung tablet is not charging. It could be a damaged charging port or dust and debris blocking the charging contacts. A defective charger or a faulty cable could also be the reason.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can try to fix the charging port before you decide to replace it. Follow the steps below to fix your charging port.
Check your charging block + cable
The first thing you need to do is to make sure your charger and cable are working properly. You can test your charging block + cable by plugging it into another device and see if it charges.
Clean the charging port
The charging port is exposed to dust and debris, and it is possible that these particles are preventing your charging cable from connecting properly with the charging contacts. For cleaning instructions, read how to clean a USB charging port.
Diagnose your charging port
If the problem still persists, run a test on your charging port using the Samsung Members app. Open Samsung Members > Get Help > Interactive checks > Charger/USB. You will be notified if there is a problem with your charging port.
Run a test on your battery
It is possible that your battery is the real culprit here. Diagnose your battery: Open Samsung Members > Get Help > Interactive checks > Battery. You will be notified if you need to replace the battery.
Check for water or moisture
If your Samsung tablet detects that there is water or moisture in the charging port, it will not charge. In that case, it will display a waterdrop icon on the screen. If you see the water drop icon, leave your device to dry before using it.
Samsung Tablet Charging Port Repair Cost
If the charging port is damaged, you will need to replace it. Depending on your model and chosen service, expect to pay between $50 and $90 for a professional Samsung charging port replacement.
If you are tech-savvy, you can repair it yourself. You can buy replacement charging ports from websites like iFixit and get the job done in a few hours. It will cost you between $8 and $30 for a new charging port.
iFixit provides detailed guides on how to replace the Samsung tablet charging port. You can also find many video tutorials on YouTube. However, if your device is under warranty, it is best to get it fixed by the authorised Samsung Service Centre.