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Default MicroUSB cable fix

Over the past 20 months of ownership of my SGS3 I have had to replace my charger cable numerous times due to the plug not fitting properly in the socket of the phone. I had thought it was a problem with the phone and so just kept on buying new cables every few months.

This morning the latest cable failed and I had only just bought it 3 days ago, ticked off is putting it midly. So I thought I wonder if!

I wonder if the plug on the cable would benefit from a nip right in the middle so that it makes a proper connection with the phone and what do you know it works. I now have about 10 working cables lol. Spent a flipping fortune on them this last 20 months.

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Over the past 20 months of ownership of my SGS3 I have had to replace my charger cable numerous times due to the plug not fitting properly in the socket of the phone. I had thought it was a problem with the phone and so just kept on buying new cables every few months.

This morning the latest cable failed and I had only just bought it 3 days ago, ticked off is putting it midly. So I thought I wonder if!

I wonder if the plug on the cable would benefit from a nip right in the middle so that it makes a proper connection with the phone and what do you know it works. I now have about 10 working cables lol. Spent a flipping fortune on them this last 20 months.

So if I have been of use and saved someone else a few 's, $'s or whatever currency you use please just hit the thanks button.

Happy New year all

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Pardon my ignorance but... what's a nip?
Can you share a pic of what you've done to the cable please?

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As you can see the plug has been pushed up at the bottom. This helps tighten the plug in the socket. It only needs a gentle nip with a pair of pliers. Not too hard else the plug won't go into the socket. If you look at the plug on your cable it is flat at the bottom

Hope that's of use to you.

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It works, i just try with two cables.Thanks.
 
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That did the trick. Now when I move the cable, it doesn't get disconnected.

I feel stupid... how didn't I think of this before?
 
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hye there...thanks for the solution...
but i got one prob...
the cable is connected but it said USB device not recognice while other cable working perfectly..
can anyone explain to me???^_^
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Dunno. Maybe the unrecognisable cable is beyond even that solution

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