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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Shonan, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Shonan

    Shonan Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    hi guys

    my missis has broke her x10i charging port, my question is iv took it apart and im fairly good with soldering iron and tech minded,

    can this be done by my self,

    cheers guys

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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Hello Shonan.

    The big enemy of non-expert soldering, rather than having it done by a tech with the right equipment and know-how, is heat transfer from the soldered joint to any nearby vulnerable components.

    I'd spring for the money to have it done right, unless the price of a replacement device is within your budget.
  3. beau420

    beau420 Android Expert

    Easier to just get another battery and a changer station....swap batteries every other day....or every day depending on your usage.

    I have never tried to repair this phone's port. I have tried other devices, and apart from laptops, nothing ever lasted longer than a few weeks before breaking again.

    Warranty is the way to go if it needs repairs.

    Otherwise, here is a thread that has a pic of the port:

  4. Shonan

    Shonan Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    had a felling that was gonna be the case, i bought the phone second hand well over a year ago now so no warranty, where is best place to get a stand alone charger and battery
  5. Twiglet73

    Twiglet73 Lurker

    I am having the same problem and am totally disappointed, frustrated and angry. My X10i over a period of weeks would not charge properly unless you held the charging lead in a certain position. One night last month I put it on charge when I went to bed the next morning it wont turn on at all, just a flashing red light. I even tried my partners fully charged battery, NOTHING. I phoned Orange Customer service who informed me my phone was covered under the Sony Manufacturers Warranty, send it to the SE Repair Centre and they will diagnose, fix it and send it back. On Friday I was mortified when I received a letter from the repair centre saying that Physical Damage/Broken phone, I could sign an authority to destroy my handset or PAY TEN POUNDS TO GET MY HANDSET SENT BACK TO ME BROKEN???!! I am so upset I know 100% I have not dropped this phone so I phoned the repair centre who state they have a photo showing internal damage to the USB Charging Port, Internal, looks fine from outside. I have read pages and pages and pages of this being a common fault. The repair centre basically said as its part of the main board its not worth fixing?? Yet on other sites I have read other conflicting information. I am so upset. I have sent a complaint to Sony, it seems like anything to get out of repairing or replacing it. My contract is not due for renewal till November and quite frankly after this I will be waving goodbye to Orange as my provider of 15 years and steering clear of Sony phones.
  6. androidrulez

    androidrulez Newbie

    I have been doing this for almost a year. It's a bit annoying but not really bad as the charging station I got had a battery included so whenever I'm out I always have battery at home charging.

    File transfers/ software updates are bit of a hassle though, I have to make sure that my USB cable sits tight inside the port and doesn't get moved at all.
  7. beau420

    beau420 Android Expert

    Or download an app like AirPlay or an FTP app for your phone. Then just transfer files on and off your phone over the network.

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