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Old April 21st, 2012, 01:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Has anyone replaced a charging port themselves?

I've begun to have charging problems, and discovered through trial/error that the charging cable must be bent downwards to keep a steady charge. I *think* somehow I bent the charging port "tongue." But I fear trying to re-bend it and snapping it off or something. I wonder how difficult it would be to replace--was checking out Incredible tear-down on youtube. Has anyone replaced their charging port, or does anyone know if it's a simple fix? I don't want a new phone just yet for several reasons. Otherwise the phone is working fine. (I am considering taking to Verizon for repair, but the phone is rooted and I don't want to open a can of worms.) Thanks!

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I haven't done this myself, but this thread could get you the info you need.

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Thanks pupkact, I asked a question in that thread if they see it. I wish there was a local person I could just take the phone to (other than Verizon). I'm searching but so far no luck.
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Just an FYI for anyone with the same problem...repairsuniverse replied to me and the charging port does need soldering to the motherboard, so this is not an easy repair for a novice. It looks like I'll have to either pay for repair or get a new phone.
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Just an FYI for anyone with the same problem...repairsuniverse replied to me and the charging port does need soldering to the motherboard, so this is not an easy repair for a novice. It looks like I'll have to either pay for repair or get a new phone.
Hey, that's cool that they got back to you so quick. Too bad it was bad news though.
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This is one of the few threads I found when searching for help in fixing my own port.

I bought the replacement port on Amazon and used a Youtube video for instructions on installation.

Worked like a charm! All fixed and no soldering required!
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This is one of the few threads I found when searching for help in fixing my own port.

I bought the replacement port on Amazon and used a Youtube video for instructions on installation.

Worked like a charm! All fixed and no soldering required!

For the HTC incredible or another phone? Since we now have conflicting reports as to whether there is soldering required.
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