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DougOnEarth (OP)

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GPD WIN 2 Not Charging with Red Blinking LIght
« on: November 29, 2018, 02:14:01 am »
Just got my brand new GPD WIN 2 October hardware update from Droidbox on Amazon the other day.

Plugged it in right way with the OEM charger and cable that are in the box and Windows states that the charger is plugged in but it is not charging.

Turned off the unit and still does not charge. Tried letting the battery drain to nothing and then plugging in to see if it will charge and no go.

No matter what I do, the charging light is blinking red all the time.

Please help?

dreamesper

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Re: GPD WIN 2 Not Charging with Red Blinking LIght
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 12:57:10 pm »
That's happened before with other customers of mine; all that you simply need is a new cable & charger. You're in luck... I have one left in-stock at my shop if you are interested.

https://dreamesper.com/shop/win-2-charger-w-cable/

MJPIA

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Re: GPD WIN 2 Not Charging with Red Blinking LIght
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 01:45:42 pm »
If you have a Switch charger or other 15V PD chargers try that and see if it charges, otherwise contact Droidbox through Amazon and request they send you a replacement charger or exchange the device entirely.
You paid a premium to buy a brand new device through amazon, you shouldn't need to troubleshoot it or buy replacement parts for it the day after you got it.

DougOnEarth (OP)

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Re: GPD WIN 2 Not Charging with Red Blinking LIght
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 03:38:44 pm »
Ya, I contacted them and they said they don't have any cables or replacement chargers. So, I have to send the entire item back. They wanted me to send back via UPSP service. Why can't I use UPS?

I tried some other chargers but quickly found out that they were not compatible. I don't have a switch, have a WiiU though.

Kind of sad though. Doesn't GPD test these before they leave the factory to see if they are charging or not. What a rinky dink operation...

Thanks

MJPIA

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Re: GPD WIN 2 Not Charging with Red Blinking LIght
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 03:02:23 am »
I assume they are paying for shipping or reimbursing you so that might be it?
Assuming it is the charger with the issue GPD can't really test those and in theory the chargers are tested in the factory they are built in, they do test the actual devices in the factory but that consists of them all sitting on a rack running.

DougOnEarth (OP)

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Re: GPD WIN 2 Not Charging with Red Blinking LIght
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 09:12:27 pm »
Well I have an update.

Instead of waiting to process my return and then getting another unit, I went ahead and ordered another one and sent the other back. They are paying for the shipping as I printed out a return label from Amazon.

I got the unti untit today and when I plug it in, guess what, same red bliniking light. Also, I dont see in Windows 10 OS that it is charging. Just says that it is plugged in.

What type of charging light should I see with this if it was normal? Should I be seeing that it is charging in Windows 10 also?

Thanks


DougOnEarth (OP)

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Re: GPD WIN 2 Not Charging with Red Blinking LIght
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 09:26:16 pm »
Looks like I spoke too soon. After turning the unit off and then plugging it in, 15 minutes later I got a steady red light and Windows showed fully charged from 95% before.

I am going to leave it on battery, not plugged in for a while, and then try to charge it and see what happens.

Thanks.


Smoker1

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Re: GPD WIN 2 Not Charging with Red Blinking LIght
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2018, 10:15:08 pm »
Anyone know if this kind of Adapter will work?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075XMTQJC/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

@DougOnEarth - The Red Blinking means it is attempting to Charge the Battery/System. Solid Red is what you are aiming for.
Anyone know why I am getting a Pop Noise from the Speakers when a Sound is about to come on? I will get an Alert, or go to Play something, and right before, there will be a Pop Sound like the Speakers need to get fixed.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 09:01:00 pm by Smoker1 »

Faust

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Re: GPD WIN 2 Not Charging with Red Blinking LIght
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 08:57:17 am »
The solid light happens only when the battery is fully charged, the constant blinking light means it is charging

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