Originally Posted by Slick1020
All it takes is for someone's foot to catch the cable as it charges the EVO and BAM you damaged the charging port. Or you are constantly trying to shove the cable into the port the wrong way. Have you dropped your EVO lately? Yeah, that could knock the port loose as well. All it takes is one good drop or constantly using the wrong cable to cause this problem. It's not a freaking defect. I'm for certain machines put these phones together and I HIGHLY doubt a machine caused this port problem. If you had a weak port you would notice it from day 1!
I have zero
issues with my Evo. However I am concerned about this issue because many people are reporting it so I am tracking it should this happen to me.
I have had many many phones, dumbphones, blackberries, palms, windows, android, iPhone, I'm well aware of the risks of damaging the port if you should abuse it. I assume most people here are as well.
This seems to be above and beyond the normal wear and tear that one hears about. Some here have said the charging port is directly connected to the motherboard, which would put undue stress on the motherboard, rather than reinforcing it with a more solid connection. That makes sense to me as to how that could be a weakness. Therefore I'm not going to call everyone here liars and accuse them of damaging their phones because I have no proof of that.