Remove All Ads from XDA

[Q] USB Charging port fix by crimping USB Cable?

9 posts
Thanks Meter: 0
By jbjork70stpl, Junior Member on 19th April 2014, 07:30 AM
Post Reply Email Thread

I was having problems with my S3 not charging when plugged into the USB charging cable. If I would wiggle the cable around, it would start charging. Then if I set the phone down, it would stop charging. I figured the USB port was loose and/or broken. However, I took an old USB charging cable and I crimped the end down to "tighten" up the small opening in the end of the USB cable. Now it charges, the USB connection to the phone is very tight and it starts charging and stays charging. Problem solved?

My question is why do I need to crimp the USB cable? Has my USB port on the phone worn out? I've taken out the motherboard and cleaned the USB port with contact cleaner (which did not help). Does the little "prong" inside the USB port wear out?
26th April 2014, 04:59 PM |#2  
JerseyFF's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Chattanooga
Thanks Meter: 33
Donate to Me
I have recently had trouble with my phone charging from non-Samsung cables (the one that came with my phone still gives me no trouble). Similar issue, I suspect my phone port is wearing out.

Luckily, I have a wireless charger and battery cover so I dont use the port much now. Only down side is that there are no cases that fit with the VZW wireless charging battery cover.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

charger, charger port, charger problem, charging, usb port

Guest Quick Reply (no urls or BBcode)
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes