Why is My Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Not Charging? How to fix it!

Is your latest Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 not charging? This problem is the way too common whether you have old or new smartphone. We have come across a lot of complaints that Redmi phones suffer charging issues.

According to the condition of your device, troubleshooting it can be either difficult or easy. But you still need to troubleshoot your device to find out if it is fixed and responds once electric current passes through its circuits.

Troubleshooting Charging Problems in Mi Note 5

There are different problems responsible to cause charging issues in your Mi Note 5. First, your device battery is completely drained up, and it has enough power left to charge up for a few minutes.

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If your device is still connected to the charger but not responding to it, you have to connect your device to your PC and –

  • Find out if it is charging, despite slow, when current passes from the PC to its circuits
  • Find out if your PC can recognize the device

With the help of these things, you can figure out whether charger, phone, or USB cable has the problem. You can rest assured that cable is okay if your PC is detecting the device and connection is stable in the USB port of your device and your device responds to the PC. Here, the charger must be faulty.

On the other side, if your device is not detected by the computer, the problem might be with USB port of your device or USB cable that comes with the charger. You may hold your device at certain angles while it is plugged into the system, and see if your PC can detect the device. If so, USB port is loose in your device.

Or you may try using other USB cable to see if your device is detected by the PC. If it still not detects, there must be hardware problem and you have to bring your device to the service center.

In case your device battery is completely drained up, won’t respond and turn on when charger is connected, there is no sense in connecting it to the PC as it won’t get detected. Read on to know what else you can do to fix your device –

Step 1 – Make sure it is not water or physically damaged

Check the outside to see if there is any scratch or dents. Even a blow may leave the device bricked and leave dents. So, send the phone to the service center for repair.

In case of water damage, first you check if it has got wet with any kind of fluid or it is submerged on the water. Liquid damage will also leave some vapor or moisture on the screen and on lens. If you don’t know whether it is water damage, don’t try to fix it yourself. You can’t do anything much on it. Simply send it to the service center and let the technicians to take care of the rest.

Step 2 – Try charging the device

If you are confident that phone didn’t have any liquid or physical damage, plug it into the charger and leave it for 10 minutes and try to turn it on. Use different USB cables or chargers to ensure that there is no problem with charging, if it still doesn’t respond. You may try a computer if you don’t have any other charger. Find out if your device responds when you plug it in from the source of power.

Step 3 – Boot up your device in recovery mode (Optional)

By default, the bootloader in your Mi 5 Not e is locked. So, users can’t access it. You cannot boot your device in this mode unless you unlock the bootloader. Hence, it is an optional step. With this step, you can only find out if your device can still power up its parts without booting up to Android.

Step 4 – Ask the professionals

If all of the above steps are failed, you just can hope that the hardware of your phone is fine. But if your Mi Note 5 won’t charge even after these tricks, you may want to take your device to the service center where technicians will test your device.