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T-mobile mda usb port broken

My phone can't charge from the port again and i can'nt access it through the usb cord on my laptop.How do i open up the phone to be able to reach where the usb port is attached.
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  • ebonno Mar 01, 2008

    My MDA USB port is loose inside and I cannot push the charging cable in it to connect. How do I open it up to fix it? tnx much, e.b.

  • courtneyevan Apr 10, 2008

    i had this phone not more than 2 days and i was trying to charge it and the whole port inside is like loose and moving around in its own little world and therefore wont charge. i cant return it either beucase the seller is held 'unresponsible' for damage he didnt do .. anybody help mee ?? ive tried like shoving the charger in there to charge and it worked for the first day or two but then just broke my charger..

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    must us another method to charge the batter other wile it is done. did the same thing but use otside charger to charge the units battery and it works ok but must use the network and the sd card to transfer data.
    hope that will help;

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    my mda phone also broke at the charging port it is loose very dissapointed with this unit any suggestion email me

  • shizenyasuya Mar 06, 2009

    its pretty much hopless people. i opened it up and saudered on a new usb port removed from another device... well two devices actually before i felt that i had done a satisfactory job, looking at it the contacts, they all look like they connect appropriately and the sauder.. while not professional grade is only touching the usb housing. i put it back together and plugged it in, but alas she more.... its a shame really it was a nice phone when it worked, and if the battery could be charged, it would work fine.. kinda **** that now im just gonna be another one of those as is sellers on ebay.. my advice to anybody who gets this phone in working order, open it up and add some extra sauder around the usb housing to make sure its secure. jut be sure not to touch any other metal parts.



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The MDA aka HTC Wizard aka Cingular 8125 has a design & manufacturing defect where the internal USB connector breaks eventually. It is mounted directly to the circuit board which actually cracks and breaks. Mine broke after 13 months. Other users report this happening within a few months of purchase. T-Mobile/HTC will not fix this under warranty. Some companies have quoted hundreds of dollars to fix. Look on ebay and you will see hundreds of these offered for sale in lots with no other problem than broken USB.


The USB port does not just charge the battery, this is a Windows Mobile PPC and the port is 100% essential for normal operation.

Looking for service manual/ dissasembly guide and fixing ideas.
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Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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Try other USB ports on your comptuer and try it on another computer before trying to open it up

Posted on Jan 03, 2008


The best solution which i had this problem happen to me was to look up a guide on how to take it apart and i held it right side up and sprayed the port with contact cleaner and let it drain rightside up the next morning it worked but only for few months now trying to find another solution to get it to work again besides charging the battery externally through a spare battery charger hope it helps

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Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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