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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-06-2009
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Spare Parts

I somehow have bent and twisted all the pins in my charging block on side of my phone where my charger goes in to charge my phone. Does anybody know where i can by a new one so i can fix it.

 

If you know of a site where i can buy one please reply so i can fix my phone asap.

 

 

Much appreciated.

 

Thanks.

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Registered: ‎10-16-2008
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Re: Spare Parts

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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-27-2009
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Re: Spare Parts

I have the same issue and currently have the USB port which i found for 5 bucks on order VIA http://www.fonlogix.us/Pearl-8100_c_123.html 

which has alot of replacement parts

words of caution, this is not an easy repair, it takes a skilled hand and keen eye to resolder this item, it is tiny and very small margin for error...

 

I have done the research and found several How too's and other who have had similar issues ill post any information about the Repair I can if it helps you with your project!

 

Best How to found thus far:

http://hackaday.com/2007/11/08/how-to-replace-a-mini-usb-port-on-your-cellphone/

 

the actual Mfg. of the said Item and its technical info can be found here

http://www.mill-max.com/sockets/so_productinfo.cfm?searchBasicPartNumber=897&searchClipGrid=00&searc...

 

There are several Locations to have the repairs done which will cost roughly 150.00 - 200+ bucks, so do look into that avenue, for tehy are skilled in this repair and would be your safest approach, one i have listed is here in the ccalifornia bay area

www.mobiletech24.com

 

All this information is thru my searching of inexpensive repairs, and tryin to avoid buying a new phone, also Try contacting RIM blackberry here:

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/programs/existing.jsp

 

Hope I was able to help in time, and hope you get your phone up an running soon.. me im still waiting for the parts and reluctant in doin these repairs myself!

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-27-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Spare Parts

I was also able to find a USB port on a random POS cheapo camera, which was alot like the item I need as well for my BB 8100, tho i found the mounting posts slightly different in placement, and the unit its self a lil too long, im sure i could Make it work...  tho im waiting for the correct part. Might be a good idea to look into random Usb Items u no longer use... desect them and find a like part in one! also any lil bit of preperation an practice in soldering cant hurt Smiley Wink

 

Also find a lead free solder, which should have a Hi content of Tin in it, this is what ive been told by a few of my Techy friends who have done like repairs on their Phones an such... I have a Soldering gun fixed with a very fine wire wrapped around the end with a needle like point, and one small chesil like xacto blade fixed and modified in a comb like way to allow multiple contacts at once over the 5 pins u will be soldering. which the less surface area u work with, the less likliness of error, also Use Flux!

 

May your inner Ninja Prevail !