06-26-2008 04:56 AM
I have a Blackberry 8100 model. When I plug the charger into the Blackberry, the charging icon does not appear on the display and the phone is not charged. If I wiggle the charger cable at the point of entry into the phone, sometimes it will connect and the phone will charge. This occured with my first Blackberry to the point where the port connection actually came right out of the unit, still attached to the cable. At that time, the phone was under warranty and my provider sent me a replacement phone. Now the same thing is happening again.
The phone is no longer under warranty and my provider says I have to buy a new phone. However, the phone and all features are working fine, I just cannot charge the battery because of this problem with the charger port coming loose. Any suggestions on how I can repair the port connection or otherwise correct this problem?
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06-26-2008 10:26 AM
07-08-2008 07:31 PM
07-11-2008 06:47 PM
08-04-2008 09:50 PM
Come on BB is right. I got mine used, I was wondering what it can do. I love this thing. Then, the charger port wiggled and came out. Then I read up on it, and it happens to most models!!! I did not have much to lose, I thought.
I spent less then 15 dollars and soldered it, enhanced the hold with superglue at the bottom. It worked. I admit, that the 7100t has probably moreroom to work in on its board than the new ones.
Thanks for your postings guys, could not have done my research without it!
10-23-2008 08:03 PM
10-26-2008 12:48 PM
THANK YOU!! That is just the answer I was looking for, a way to fix the phone for good.
I also found out you can buy a separate external battery charger, so you can remove the battery from the phone and charge it in the charger. I found this at seidio online. Here is the link for a BlackBerry-compatible charger.
My battery did not fit EXACTLY into the charging plate so I have to insert a spacer (folded-up paper) at the end to ensure the charging contacts remain connected while charging. Not perfect, but it works. However, I am definitely going to try cellphonefixed.com so I can return to charging it in my car.
07-20-2010 11:56 PM
I'd love to open this phone up an solder it as well--would you please tell me how to open this phone up effectively and how to solder it?--clearly the desirable outcome is for the metal on the appropriate leads to be soldered to appropriate copper plates inside, right? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I'm patient, and $15 doesn't sound that bad of a sacrifice.
Thanks in advance.