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Broken USB Port on T-Mobile MDA

Last night when I went to charge my MDA, I realized the USB port on the phone was broken and thus will no longer charge my phone. The rest of the phone works fine. How can I fix the USB port?

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Re: Broken USB Port on T-Mobile MDA

Use a T-6 Torx driver to remove the four screws and use a fine point soldering iron. Takes about 30 minutes to do it slow and carefully.

Posted on May 19, 2008

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Re: Broken USB Port on T-Mobile MDA

My daughter's MDA had the same problem. I just opened the phone and soldered the legs on the corners back to the board. You have to bend the pins on the back of the plug down to make contact with the board, before you solder. Place plug back down and line it up with contacts. If done right should work as normal. Hope that helps

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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