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Title: broken mini USB phone plug
Post by: billi on September 09, 2016, 05:49:01 PM
Hi Guys ,

My mini usb connection  of my phone (android) is not accepting any  charge any more ,  bloody dirt in the connection  or whatever ....  ,  i do not want to get another phone , any idea how to repair the USB plug in the phone ??

At the moment i charge a separate battery from another broken phone ,  and the  battery is  nearly matching , just need a match to hold her in place  ;D

Is the phone in charge of the charging or is the mains charger  doing the charge control ?  I guess the phone is in control ...

Billi


Title: Re: broken mini USB phone plug
Post by: Countrypaul on September 09, 2016, 06:11:26 PM
You can buy replacement sockets on ebay, for example http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-Micro-USB-B-Female-5-Pin-SMT-Socket-Plug-Jack-Connector-for-Mobile-Phone-/121522628650?hash=item1c4b50282a:g:IPcAAOSwofxUlHFk

You will have to work out how to open your phone and get to the socket though, and then the real fun begins... ;D


Title: Re: broken mini USB phone plug
Post by: eabadger on September 09, 2016, 06:51:51 PM
have you tried a different charger?
my iphone stopped charging the outer shield had eaten through to the center and shorted out, i guess a big fire risk.
then the phone refused to accept a charge lead from maplin, said not apple and wouldnt charge.


Title: Re: broken mini USB phone plug
Post by: biff on September 09, 2016, 07:58:26 PM
Them phones,!
               2 years ago, I was working with the forklift on the front street, I stopped for a cuppa,hopped off the seat,had my cuppa and then got back up on the forklift, I drove up the street, turned and then headed back down the yard. As I passed the front doorstep, I saw something glinting in the sun, it was black, shiny with a crazed ice pattern on top, so i reversed back up and peered down at it.
   It was a phone, a mobile phone. So I hopped down and picked it up, saying to myself, "Well who ever owns this one is going to be right piddled off"    I was right, I was.   Phones!
  Forklift are sore on Phones.
                                                                               Biff


Title: Re: broken mini USB phone plug
Post by: Scruff on September 09, 2016, 08:58:36 PM
Usually it's fluff in the socket. If you haven't gorran air compressor then you can prise it out with a pin..just remove the battery before you poke metal in there.


Title: Re: broken mini USB phone plug
Post by: phoooby on September 09, 2016, 11:08:46 PM
@eabadger Do you have an iphone 5 ?. I have a similar problem and apparently it is well known and documented on the net. I got the same message about "lead not apple" so ponied up 15 for a genuine apple lead. Kind of helps but not all the time. I find if you reboot with the sim card removed, it will take a charge but obviously a hardware issue. Have looked at the online "how too" guide on changing the lightning socket and decided it was far to fiddly for me. Apple do an exchange 5s for 199 which I may well go for when my charging become intolerable.


Title: Re: broken mini USB phone plug
Post by: dhaslam on September 10, 2016, 11:15:48 AM
It is design problem with phones.  Most  cameras have covers for the   connectors  but  phones usually  don't and they are carried in pockets more often than cameras.   When I change phones I normally buy a spare battery charger like the one below.   

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/G/01/aplus/detail-page/sc_b00bw0xzo0-01compartment_lg.jpg


Title: Re: broken mini USB phone plug
Post by: billi on September 10, 2016, 03:37:26 PM
tried to clean the socket /connection  ...

anyway i guess i get an universal  charger  for  batteries ,  i think i have about 4  batteries that kindda fit that phone ....  by size

just had to cut a few edges of the plastic that the smaller ones/battery  will fit :)  ar$holes  companies  they are    that they try  to not use others batteries in a specific phone


I find a way around it  :crossed





Title: Re: broken mini USB phone plug
Post by: fourfootfarm on September 10, 2016, 08:37:12 PM
if its a fairly common model there will be a tutorial on ifixit.com on how to replace the plug, it might just be a loose connection that benefits from a bit of solder reflow action