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[Tutorial] Fix looseness from microUSB port

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By telmosousa, Senior Member on 27th August 2012, 04:22 PM
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A while ago I noticed that my micro USB cable does not fit well on my U8800 and when I picked up my phone the cable the cable always fall out without doing any force. After reading various sites, to decide what would be the best way and after I did it I'm now leaving here how to solve this problem. In my case it was dust and lint that accumulated because of taking the phone in pocket, etc..


Tutorial

You should use a toothpick, previously buffed with a fine sandpaper like the image below. You can use other objects, but with the toothpick you can do it without turning off the phone because it isn't a electrical conductor and you can also sharpen the tip very easily.


You should clean the area paint in blue below:


After this you should give special attention to areas in microusb port marked in red below which is where bolts fits and attach the cable to the port. You should try to clean as much as possible the dust that has entrenched there.


In my case after 5 minutes of hard work this was the result:


I used the lamp on my bedside table for a better look inside the door. Those black things are dust that came out of there now do not have any slack in the port works at 100% and I can move the phone without any problem.

How to fix female conector by flipswitch5point
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Tried this, didn't get any dust :/ but what when I was cleaning it I saw the two little holes in the female side of the port that the clips for the male end are supposed to latch in. Turns out my male end was suffering from... impotence? Lol. I took a needle and adjusted the clips on the cable and it holds fine now. Just posting this for anyone else who's suffering looseness not caused by dust.

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28th August 2012, 05:10 AM |#2  
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Thank for the guide, will try it on my old phone.
28th August 2012, 07:16 PM |#3  
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Hmm i see not much dust in my Blade port, but it's loose too. Will try this, thx.
29th August 2012, 12:44 PM |#4  
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Could this be the reason my phone is charging only if I connect the usb cable at a very certain angle (have to use couple of books to arrange this setting)...
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Could this be the reason my phone is charging only if I connect the usb cable at a very certain angle (have to use couple of books to arrange this setting)...

Could be, the other reason might be, that your connector is broken at some point.

Try the method above, if it doesn't work i'd contact the support if you still have warranty.
31st August 2012, 10:05 AM |#6  
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Could this be the reason my phone is charging only if I connect the usb cable at a very certain angle (have to use couple of books to arrange this setting)...

I would suspect that the solder connection from the socket to the PCB is broken.
17th September 2012, 11:06 AM |#7  
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Thanks!!

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thanks for this.
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Hey I did this too but with a golden guitar string and I didn't get a shock.
22nd September 2012, 07:06 PM |#10  
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Awesome! mine had so much dirt it was disgusting lmao works like new thanks
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Could this be the reason my phone is charging only if I connect the usb cable at a very certain angle (have to use couple of books to arrange this setting)...

It could be that your USB cable is bad.

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