Android Verizon LG G3 done for?

Oct 8, 2018
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I have a LG G3 Android cell phone (Verizon about 5yrs old).

I've only had a problem with the phone getting hot while CHARGING in the car. I had used a charging cable (not original Verizon) & the phone started to get hot. (about a year ago)

I recently used a "fake" cable & the same, in fact trying to get directions from Waze was impossible, as the phone couldn't keep up the charge to the directions.

I just went to Walmxxx, & the employee checked & gave me the correct generic cord for charging. I tried it in the car, & yes it charged but was hot on the plug & the phone.

In my house I have been using a generic cord 2a, as opposed to the 1.8a Verizon. Been using this for at least a year. No problems, charging in the house. So I decided to get another one to put in the car to use to charge.

Just back from a trip, I took the new white 2a cord. (this is the same as the 2a cord I've been charging phone with in the house for a year) I plugged the cord into the car to charge the phone. The phone was getting hot, so I unplugged. The phone was then dead, wouldn't turn on. I pulled off the back, & pulled the battery & re-installed. That worked until I put the back of the case back on, it shut the phone off, & wouldn't restart.

I was able to charge with wall charger with the back of the phone OFF in about 8 -15 min increments, before it shut off or, got hot. The phone ended up just never coming on or taking a charge.

I also tried several times, (once the phone was on), to put the back of the case on, as soon as I did, the phone shut off.

Now that I'm home. I've been reading on here. I pulled the teeth out, that worked, phone came on & shut off shortly afterwards. I held down the power & down volume, same worked short term.
Plugged in to computer to charge, sometimes it vibrates like it is charging, other times nothing.
( I had a 25% charge, then got up to 34%, but now I can't get far enough powered on to see).

On the back of the phone, the battery is warm, more so across the top of it, the power button is a bit warmer, the sim card holder warmer (to the right of power button & above right of battery) & the hottest part is above left of battery, there are 2 sets of gold pegs sticking out from the black plastic part of the phone.

If I need a new battery fine, if I need a new ORIGINAL charging cable fine, or ugh I may need a new phone. Just don't want to spend money on battery & cable for nothing, cause you can't return.

New battery? & or New charging cable?

or

New Phone?

thank you!


p.s. I think this all stems from car charging, & not using an original Verizon cable? cause all 3 times I've tried charging in car (w/different cords) it's gotten hot. So I just quit trying charging in the car. Any answers for this as well?
 
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Thanks for the reply. No smell, battery not swollen. Put new battery in, tried new ac adapter, new charging cable. Plugged into computer. Same results every time. Either nothing, or a vibration. (doesn't matter if ploughed into computer or wall charger). IF I can get the phone to turn on, its on for about 16 seconds. Shows the LG logo, but never makes it to my home page. It has a charge of 68%.

Guess the phone is toast
 
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Just a FYI, while researching on my phones problem, I believe it could be a "bricked phone". I also found a person/business on eBay that has a JTAG device to do diagnostics on a variety of phones. Prices were very good, & great reviews. I'm not affiliated with this in any way, I'm just throwing an option out there for others. I couldn't get some stuff off/out of my phone, but just finally did tonite. Otherwise my phone was heading his way.
 
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