05-23-17 01:55 PM
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  1. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    I suddenly need to press forward on the usb cord to charge, tried several cords & chargers... to charge unattended, need to place face down & hang cord over table edge... what now?
    05-05-17 12:32 PM
  2. tw820's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue!!! 😠
    05-05-17 12:53 PM
  3. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    Radio Shack sold "tuner / contact cleaner" spray containing PCB now off market... what's down there that could get damaged with a teensy burst of that?
    Attached Thumbnails charging misery-contact-cleaner.jpg  
    05-05-17 12:56 PM
  4. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    Have had all these versions over the years...
    Attached Thumbnails charging misery-screenshot_20170505-141359.jpg   charging misery-_20170505_144844.jpg  
    05-05-17 01:51 PM
  5. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    Given it shoots out very sharply with little control, I ordered this...
    https://shop4.frys.com/product/86127...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
    05-05-17 01:52 PM
  6. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    I suppose all the geniuses are sloshed for Cinco de Mayo...
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    05-05-17 03:20 PM
  7. PHughes's Avatar
    Isopropyl alcohol will clean the port decently. Be sure to get 90 percent or above, not rubbing alcohol. simply dip the end of your cord in it, or dab a little in the port with a q-tip and plug and unplug the cord a few times. It will dry quickly.
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    05-05-17 03:45 PM
  8. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    Isopropyl alcohol will clean the port decently. Be sure to get 90 percent or above, not rubbing alcohol. simply dip the end of your cord in it, or dab a little in the port with a q-tip and plug and unplug the cord a few times. It will dry quickly.
    What do you think about what I ordered?
    05-05-17 03:55 PM
  9. PHughes's Avatar
    What do you think about what I ordered?
    I'm sure it will be fine. I have never used it though.
    05-05-17 05:36 PM
  10. anon(9607753)'s Avatar
    Just curious, what leads you to believe the contacts are dirty if the cord needs to face down etc to make a proper connection? The port itself may be damaged or bent out of alignment, assuming there is no issue with the cord or charger. I believe others have griped about the 'delicacy' of the PRIV usb port so you would not be the first...
    05-05-17 05:57 PM
  11. bigkiwistyle's Avatar
    Have had the same issue twice first time ended killing the battery and still had issues after battery replacement then died after Feb update to blue flashing light of death and no screen haven't had phone since late October and just 2 wks in Feb

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    05-06-17 02:59 AM
  12. Wezard's Avatar
    Speaker cone is right by the charge port, no idea what it's made of, but most of the standard materials will tear and or deform if activated while wet, or damp.
    I doubt most contact cleaners will hurt it, just turn phone off until the cone has had a chance to completely dry.
    OP is on here a lot, so I'm sure you have run across all the other threads about failing usb ports. And note that all usb ports are designed to self clean the contacts by friction when inserting and removing. Course that doesn't mean they won't get get dirty or corroded.

    "Standard USB has a minimum rated lifetime of 1,500 cycles of insertion and removal,[53] the the mini-USB receptacle increases this to 5,000 cycles,[53] and the newer Micro-USB[53] and USB-C receptacles are both designed for a minimum rated lifetime of 10,000 cycles of insertion and removal.[54] To accomplish this, a locking device was added and the leaf-spring was moved from the jack to the plug, so that the most-stressed part is on the cable side of the connection. This change was made so that the connector on the less expensive cable would bear the most wear.[8][55]"
    Course you aren't going to get the 10,000 if the manufacturer used el-cheapo port.
    Another plus for wireless charging.
    05-06-17 08:10 AM
  13. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    Misery persists and worse... back on passport for now & frankly enjoying the PKB which is sooo much better & not missing the dastardly ALT key hunt one bit ... what are the odds it's just grime? Or is it more likely terminal terminal damage in the USB? If iopen the phone, is this a soldering job or what? Anywhere to get that part?

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    05-06-17 04:56 PM
  14. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    Weeezard... if part can be had, are any mail in repair schemes known to be competent? I have a 200G microSD card so I will backup everything there, do a factory reset to wipe all, and send it in if I can figure out where...

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    05-06-17 05:14 PM
  15. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    OK I bought a few on ebay and I looked at the video and am not confident at this juncture to do what I would assume is needed which is replacement of the USB... needs soldered at best and after opening the whole thing and removing the mother board to get at it, I would guess this needs a professional with such skills... sooo, where to find that species ink the USA?

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    05-06-17 07:30 PM
  16. Wezard's Avatar
    Office Depot does cell phone repair. I believe they claim 2 day turnaround. Or do a search for cell phone repair in your city.
    05-06-17 08:21 PM
  17. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    Office Depot does cell phone repair. I believe they claim 2 day turnaround. Or do a search for cell phone repair in your city.
    No OD here. Got staples & WM... not good. Whatabout that guy with video on YT ?? Texas. Technique looked sort'a sloppy. There are some mail in frqnchises... anyone know anything? I depend on the priv too much to get it wrecked...

    charging misery-img_20170506_201331.png

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    05-06-17 08:39 PM
  18. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    OK detailed search shows shops quite a distance away... does Anyone have any experience with mail in service shops... I will have new usb connector OEM in a few days... I now am fully on Passport...

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    05-07-17 03:47 PM
  19. Lawmen23's Avatar
    Couldn't find any local Repair options where I am. BlackBerry wants $270 to do it. VZW wants $150 to swap for a refurb. Attempting surgery on my PRIV usb port this week. Wish me luck!
    05-09-17 03:43 PM
  20. FF22's Avatar
    Couldn't find any local Repair options where I am. BlackBerry wants $270 to do it. VZW wants $150 to swap for a refurb. Attempting surgery on my PRIV usb port this week. Wish me luck!
    Good luck.
    05-09-17 10:31 PM
  21. anon(679606)'s Avatar
    I bought some OEM USBs from guy in Philadelphia and sent Priv with part to TX for repair since locally was told by phone sellers nobody reliable around anymore... people with real skills are scarce as hen's teeth... hope it survives
    05-10-17 12:12 AM
  22. alaskabennett's Avatar
    I think the easiest solution is to use a wireless charger. I bought one and have been happy with it. I was having the same trouble with my charging cords.
    05-10-17 01:25 AM
  23. sgollapalle's Avatar
    I just got my new priv yesterday and have been enjoying it so far. I've read that there are two models that came out one with wireless charging and the other w/o. How do I tell if mine (svt 100-1) is capable? I didn't find anything in the about section or settings related to wireless charging...
    05-10-17 06:26 AM
  24. newcollector's Avatar
    I just got my new priv yesterday and have been enjoying it so far. I've read that there are two models that came out one with wireless charging and the other w/o. How do I tell if mine (svt 100-1) is capable? I didn't find anything in the about section or settings related to wireless charging...
    You have wireless charging.
    05-10-17 06:42 AM
  25. FF22's Avatar
    I just got my new priv yesterday and have been enjoying it so far. I've read that there are two models that came out one with wireless charging and the other w/o. How do I tell if mine (svt 100-1) is capable? I didn't find anything in the about section or settings related to wireless charging...
    You could also make a quick visit to a carrier that sells accessories and plop it down on a charging pad with an inquiry if it works?
    sgollapalle likes this.
    05-10-17 06:33 PM
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