[Community] Repair MicroUSB socket

Chris Dellin cdellin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 17:39:51 CEST 2014

FWIW this happened to me a month ago or so; I've been too lazy to try to
fix it, and instead just bought an extra battery and a wall battery charger
[0].  The added bonus is that I can "recharge" the phone instantly by
alternating batteries every day.  The downside, of course, is that USB
tethering no longer works.

- Chris

[0] http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006W2F6QI

On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 4:22 AM, Christoph Mair <christoph.mair at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 30, 2014 at 3:40 PM, David Ayers <ayers at fsfe.org> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > my MicroUSB socket just broke off of the circuit board of my N900.  I
> > assume that when the Neo900 innards arrive, it will contain a correctly
> > positioned socket, at which time the issue should be moot.
> >
> > But in the meantime it would be great if could still use the phone.
> > Would it seam feasible to have such a socket repaired/replaced?
> >
> > Is there anyone/ any small business on this list who would offer this
> > repair?  Preferably in Austria [Vienna] but Germany [esp. Berlin] would
> > be fine also.
> I will be in Vienna to visit the Linuxwochen and could resolder the
> socket onto the board (if the pads are still there) but since I do not
> know what usually breaks (solder joint, pcb-pad, ...) and how to open
> the device you probably need to assist me in these two points. Infos
> on both can probably be found on the Internet somewhere...
> Best regards,
>   Christoph
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