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Old October 11th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #172 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RickJ View Post
No there isnt and with good solder joints it isnt an issue. In general micro usb ports are built to be tough. HTC's charging cord, not being angled, is a poor choice, as it applies leverage in it's straight configuration. Several posters have mentioned this earlier. It is something that Evo owners should take care for knowing its a possible issue.
The problem is not at all unique to HTC. Every micro USB cable I have every USB and micro USB handset I have ever had was a straight through design. And I don't recall seeing any angled micro USB cables at any stores. My old Palm Treo 600 and 650 had serious issues with the charger cords, not the port themselves.

Solder should never be used as a stressed member in any micro electronic design. If the outer 1/8 inch of the connector is wrapped by the plastic chassis that could be sufficient I suppose.

However, i've always been careful due to the way I use electronics anyway so I suspect I won't have much of a problem.
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