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Usb sync charger broken on 2nd mda in 6 mos.

I purchased a used MDA from my sister, that was in working order (it powered on), but the usb mini sync charger was loose inside unit. I had a tech look, he resoldered, now will not work. My sister purchase a new one in October 2006. Now same problem. T-Mobile says only warranty for 14 days. Have insurance, but all signs say manufacturer's defect. I have read numerous developer forums that show this as a problem for a couple of years for these types (same manufacturer) of units. In the USA. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    i had the same problem on two phones (mda) they work, but the usb sync charger broke. i will never buy that phone again!

  • Kimbobo Dec 02, 2007

    I have had the same problem. I have had the phone from new and treated it respectfully. I took the phone to phone a T Mobile shop for warranty assistance (the phone is less than a year old) T Mobile were not interested saying th fault must have occured through misuse. I am very disappointed and am considering changing providers

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Http://www.xdarepairs.co.uk/home.asp Found this website and they're based in Wimbledon, UK ... should be able to fix any problem with MDA Vario's, but are a little pricey!

Posted on Apr 28, 2007

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I'm dealing with the same problem overher in Holland. I'm looking for someone to "weld" the contacts. But you sould take a look at this website perhaps they can help you. http://www.pocketpctechs.com/main.asp?unit=Qtek_9100-513&area=repairs

Posted on Feb 09, 2007

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