Originally Posted by cabbie
i had a weird issue today.
plugged an AC/DC adapter into my car cigarette lighter. into that I plugged in a USB charger and everytime I connected it to my phone, the phone's touchscreen basically didnt respond. tried two cables and the same thing.
I came home and rested my evo in a desk charger dock that also had an external battery charger (with a low % battery in it) and for the first time ive ever seen, my computer gave me a warning that it had shorted the port and either i needed to disconnect the cord and click 'reset', or the port would be disabled.
Huge WTF here.
Ditto: see my previous post.
Look in the charging port and if you see any gold on the end, your plastic is broken exposing some of the ends which when connected can cross and short. Take it to the sprint store for a replacement.