[maemo-users] damaged power connecter

From: Denis Dimick dgdimick at gmail.com
Date: Fri Feb 13 19:24:17 EET 2009
The Power plug is the same one Nokia uses for a number of their cell phones
(5300 for example), however, I to have had a number of issues with the power
plug, and have bought a number of after-market plugs and still am unhappy.

Anyone come up with a good after market source for AC adapters?


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On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Mark <wolfmane at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 9:04 AM, Eero Tamminen <eero.tamminen at nokia.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > ext Mike Sherman wrote:
> >> The other day I tried to push my N810 out of the car mount forgetting
> >> that I had plugged the charger in.  After that stress on the power
> >> jack the N810 won' t charge unless you apply a downward force on the
> >> power cable.  The jack in the N810 seems to be damaged.
> >
> > First I'd suspect the charger itself, it's power cable is quite thin
> > and can break.  Have you tried another charger?
> >
> >        - Eero
> >
> >> Any suggestions?  Has anyone gone inside one of these?  I've repaired
> >> and replaced parts in Palms, but the N seems several levels beyond.
> >
> This is a timely subject for me as well. The other day I knocked my
> N800 off my desk while it was plugged into a USB charging cable. It
> hit the end of the cable before it hit the floor (which helped prevent
> other damage), but it bent the plug on the cable. I straightened the
> plug and it worked for a few days, but now the tablet will not work
> with anything but the original AC adapter (I have other non-Nokia-made
> power cables as well) and I'm afraid that it's only a matter of time
> until it stops working with that. One of the other adapters that
> doesn't work (adapts the the older larger barrel size to the new tiny
> one) is actually a genuine Nokia part.
> What possessed Nokia to use that teensy new plug size? (Besides the
> obvious - but temporary - increase in revenue from selling their own
> incredibly overpriced accessories...) The space savings inside the
> device is negligible, especially when compared to the significant
> reduction in mechanical strength and durability. Power input jacks are
> *always* subject to major stress as well as extreme wear, especially
> in devices that are this portable and used this much.
> Somebody should design a new power connector system that would limit
> any wear and damage to the cord and not allow any to the device's
> inner workings. (And all manufacturers should be required to use
> standard ones.) Apple's magnetic connector is a good example, but it's
> too large for pocketable devices and strong magnetic fields are
> *never* a good idea around electronic devices (or debit/credit or
> other cards with magnetic stripes).
> Mark
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