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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nobbe, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Nobbe

    Nobbe Lurker
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    Dropped my phone and catched it by the cable before it landed, but now it wont charge ..

    I gave it to the local repair company but they returned it as unfixable/scrap

    Are they bullying me in hope of me scrapping it ? And buying a new phone or is the
    Phone constructed so you cant replace the USB connector ?


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  2. geofferey

    geofferey Well-Known Member

    Usually the USB connector is soldered onto the main-board of the phone. It would be very difficult to replace that part if it failed.
  3. Nobbe

    Nobbe Lurker
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    Ok Thxfor a fast answer, :) i guess that on the "motherboard", everything is integrated and to expensive to exchange? although a new S3 still costs a few bucks....

  4. geofferey

    geofferey Well-Known Member

    If you are highly skilled at soldering you might be able to solder a new one on lol. It requires a level of precision that is very difficult to obtain because of the micro connections to the board. Yes pretty much anything integrated into the board would be too hard to exchange. Broken screens are one thing ICs (integrated circuts) are a whole nother story.
  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    If you cant get it fixed, youre probably best to check ebay etc for someone selling an s3 with a broken display then put your display on it. Id try another repair shop though :thumbup:
    Your phone isnt scrap, the display is still a valuable part
  6. Nobbe

    Nobbe Lurker
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    Or i would just try to charge the battery on another device and use wireless when transfering data ;) but thats a good idea ! :)

    on the other side it does feel like a thing that should be able to be replaced :mad: since its one of few "mechanical" things on the phone...
  7. geofferey

    geofferey Well-Known Member

    I think it would be a good idea also, like in a laptop you can fix a lot of the power connectors fairly easily these days. Maybe one day they will connect the USB to the phone with a flex cable. I can understand why they solder it tho. Don't really have to worry about it coming out of place that way haha.

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