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The charger connection at bottom of phone is dented

The copper plate thingie at the bottom of the phone, where the charger connects, is dented a bit, which means the charger's metal bit don't connect with the metal bit of the phone, therefore it doesnt charge.

is it possible to have it fixed?and how much on average would someone charge to fix it?

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Of course u can replace it..this is call charger connector..after a long use it becomes dirty and dented,an not charging,ca't connect to PC and even can't listening to radio,i experienced this with my SE P990i..i don't sure what the price is at ur place...but the price for malaysia is below la..

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