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01-26-2009 06:15 PM
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.
01-26-2009 06:25 PM
01-27-2009 03:11 PM
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:
the actual Mfg. of the said Item and its technical info can be found here
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
All this information is thru my searching of inexpensive repairs, and tryin to avoid buying a new phone, also Try contacting RIM blackberry here:
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!
01-27-2009 03:48 PM
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
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 !