Charging Cable loose

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digitalundertaker

Senior Member
Sep 4, 2010
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Hello everybody,

Two week ago I noticed that the usb-c cable is not "locking" on the charging port and will unplug with the slightest movement. I check various cables and have the same problem.
Is anybody else having this problem?

There is no problem with charging. The biggest problem is when I put the phone in a car mount vertically it just simply unplug.
 

0hfrankieboy

Member
Oct 10, 2016
33
16
Hello everybody,

Two week ago I noticed that the usb-c cable is not "locking" on the charging port and will unplug with the slightest movement. I check various cables and have the same problem.
Is anybody else having this problem?

There is no problem with charging. The biggest problem is when I put the phone in a car mount vertically it just simply unplug.

I had this problem a few months ago with my S7. Found out it was caused by built up lint in the charging port. Have you checked for build up there?
 

cmo220

Senior Member
Aug 26, 2010
1,288
393
Google Pixel 5
Hello everybody,

Two week ago I noticed that the usb-c cable is not "locking" on the charging port and will unplug with the slightest movement. I check various cables and have the same problem.
Is anybody else having this problem?

There is no problem with charging. The biggest problem is when I put the phone in a car mount vertically it just simply unplug.


I had this problem a few months ago with my S7. Found out it was caused by built up lint in the charging port. Have you checked for build up there?

If that is not the problem see if you can get an RMA from Google. They probably keep some around to use as replacements, even if stock is still low. I had the exact same issue and they replaced my Nexus 6p.
 

BCSC

Senior Member
Nov 5, 2009
610
213
New Westminster
I have this problem as well over the last month. I think its from the plastic inside th C-Port stretching as none of my cables are holding tight. Luckily for me, I have screen burn and have to send my phone in for replacements and can get this fixed as well.
 

gww528

New member
Jun 4, 2010
4
1
How do you get the lint out of the charging port if that is your issue?

I have a very pointy set a tweezers, the ends are thinner than a straight pin. Use one side to scrape the bottom of the port to loosen up the lint and blew the loose lint out. Keep doing that until it was all gone.
 
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jhs39

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Oct 8, 2015
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I have a very pointy set a tweezers, the ends are thinner than a straight pin. Use one side to scrape the bottom of the port to loosen up the lint and blew the loose lint out. Keep doing that until it was all gone.
I'll have to look for something like that. Thanks.
 

jadeddjay

Senior Member
Aug 27, 2010
64
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adding to this discussion, brand new phone with loose usb, actually came loose over night and didnt charge. I found a sticker on the connector in the port that I pulled out with a thumb tack.. presumably this sticker was there from the factory? odd.. but I now get a nice satisfying confirmation click when I plug in haha

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millbillj

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Oct 28, 2018
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Lint in myPixel2

How do you get the lint out of the charging port if that is your issue?

I just read some of the posts, and low and behold I grabbed a sewing needle and picked out the lint. There was quite a bit, but as soon as I cleaned it out my usb C cable popped right in and charged. Thanks for the info!
 

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    Hello everybody,

    Two week ago I noticed that the usb-c cable is not "locking" on the charging port and will unplug with the slightest movement. I check various cables and have the same problem.
    Is anybody else having this problem?

    There is no problem with charging. The biggest problem is when I put the phone in a car mount vertically it just simply unplug.

    I had this problem a few months ago with my S7. Found out it was caused by built up lint in the charging port. Have you checked for build up there?
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    How do you get the lint out of the charging port if that is your issue?

    I have a very pointy set a tweezers, the ends are thinner than a straight pin. Use one side to scrape the bottom of the port to loosen up the lint and blew the loose lint out. Keep doing that until it was all gone.
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