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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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  • JacqJacks Jan 22, 2008

    Thanks for the advice. I definitely want to try this as I have nothing to lose! What do I need to open the MDA up? It doesn't look like a phillips screw.

  • deepwave Feb 07, 2008

    my USB port is broken and I want to know how to open the cover of the phone to fix it. I've tried many times but didn't succeed.

    I tried unsrewing all the screws that I saw on the back but it still seems to be stuck.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    how to repair t-mobile mda.


    thanks for informtion!

  • ScrappleMan Feb 27, 2008

    USB port broke off circuit board. Looking for disassembly guide, eg: Where are push points, screws, etc.

  • lalakers May 16, 2008

    i was trying to charge my t-mobile mda and the usb port broke and got loose and doesnt charge........please please give me a solution just email me it.

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008


  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    my usb plug wont broke off so.. i cant charge it grr... its problem after problem with the mda i am just gonna buy a new fone

  • bmwm3fn24 Jul 10, 2008

    my usb port on my MDA is broken...and i need to know how to fix it. when i try to plug it in the usb falls into the phone and when i pull the charger out the usb comes out with it. how would i fix this?

  • acolvin Apr 17, 2009

    I have the tmobile mda and my phone will not hold a charge anymore. I was told it was my charger port as well and I'm pissed!! I use my phone primarily for business and most of my valuable contacts & info is saved to the phone and not the sim. I need to get my phone charged so I can get all my important info out and I guess get another phone. H

    Where can I get this port fixed?

    Please help me!!

  • enrydimitri Apr 18, 2009

    my usb port is broken...

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    my blackberry wont charge i just fixed the charging point and went back to the shop that was fixing the phone they told me that i need to fix my software plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help dont know what to do even when i putit on charge i wont work



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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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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

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