USB Data/Charging Port breaks rather quickly.
I have had my Torch 9850 from spring since September(8 mos). for about the past 4 months the USB port has been lose(i would have to fiddle with the cable to get it to charge). well this week it completely broke free from the motherboard. i took it to Cell Phone Repair to see about getting it fixed, and they were out of stock on the USB ports. I checked a couple of "fix my berry" sites on line and they were all out of stock too. apparently this is a common problem with the phone. happily i have an external charger and a spare battery. and i can pair my phone with my laptop using bluetooth, so i can still use tether at work.
not looking for sympathy, just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
- 03-31-12, 11:39 AM #3
I've had my 9860 since the day Telus relesed it.....my charging port is fine. I had my storm 1 & 2 and never had a problem with either. Had my pearl 8130 for two years. No problem there either. Have you dropped your phone a lot? Do you ram your charger into your phone on a slight angle? Do you use non OEM chargers?
- 03-31-12, 12:17 PM #4
In addition to its smaller size, the micro USB is more durable than the mini USB connector. A micro USB features a stainless-steel shell to allow for over 10,000 insertion cycles, as well as a latching mechanism that provides higher extraction forces without sacrificing the USB’s ease-of-use for synching and charging your portable devices.
In theory you should have no problems
I used the charger that came with the phone. i also had curves, and both storms. i haven't dropped my phone or anything. but from checking out repair sites, it seems to be a weak point with some of these phones.
but i can overcome no data port. is it just a bump in the road for my BB, which works great otherwise.
- 03-31-12, 03:33 PM #7
Yeah I have no issues with my usb charging port either. I plug my phone into the computer quite a bit to swap files as well and mine is still solid. I've not heard of anyone other then the OP having this problem, but I'm sure others do! Perhaps it is faulty hardware on some of the phones.
- 06-17-12, 08:13 AM #13
This happened to my old Bold 9000, it actually fried the phone. But no such problems with the 9860. Only issue is that my car charger usb is too thick for the Otter Case, and it barely reaches to make the connection.
- 06-17-12, 01:23 PM #14
My son's broke this morning - seems to be missing a pin as far as I can see. Worst decision ever made by RIM was to stop making the phones with the charging contacts so we could use a charging pod. I miss my 8900 for that alone.
- 06-18-12, 12:03 AM #15
- 07-05-12, 12:23 PM #16
This happened to me a couple months ago and I haven't been using my 9860 since. I charge my phone every night and one morning I woke up to find that my phone did not charge and was about to die. I tried to find a replacement part online but couldn't find anything, then I brought it into a cell phone repair shop and said they didn't have the parts for it either.
This morning I was looking for charging ports and I found a couple of them on ebay.
I'm interested in this but I'm not familiar with the inside design of the Torch and the skill required to replace the part. Does anyone have any experience or is willing to try it out? Let me know!
Hope this helps.
- CrackBerry User
07-07-12, 09:07 PM #18
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Thanks for the links, intellekt. I ordered from option 2 and will report back once it gets delivered. A local cell phone repair store told me they could do the repair, they just couldn't get the part, so I'm hoping they can fix it. I've got a 9850 that's been a brick for about 6 months because the charging port broke not long after purchase. My 9650 is now about 2 and a half years old and starting to show it, so I'll be using the repaired 9850 as a replacement.
- 07-10-12, 12:33 AM #22
I'm using a HTC Incredible 2 right now and I love the android platform but it only runs on GSM/EDGE here on Rogers (Canada) which sucks.
I need my blackberry back!
- 07-16-12, 03:06 PM #24
Broke again. Opposite pin from the last time is bent. I think three things are needed - repair again, replace the USB cord and buy the external charger. in the interim, the old Nokia 1100 is back in service
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- CrackBerry Newbie
08-01-12, 10:22 AM #25
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Torch 9860 charging port
My port failed just under 6months old. Contacted T-Mobile who told me to take it to my local T-Mobile shop to have it checked. The phone would charge sometimes but not others. When the phone came back they told me the main board had been damaged and was not covered under warranty. When I got home I noticed that the USB port was no longer there. I wrote to tmobile and they have refused to repair. They said that I have damaged the phone. I simply dont know how they expect anyone to charge a phone without plugging it in.
Any advice would be greatfully accepted.