[maemo-users] damaged power connecter

From: Aniello Del Sorbo anidel at gmail.com
Date: Fri Feb 13 20:48:07 EET 2009
For this solution you can buy the original Nokia USB charger.
It's very expensive if you buy it from Nokia itself, but very cheap on
eBay (where I found it).


2009/2/13 Luca Olivetti <luca at ventoso.org>:
> En/na Mike Sherman ha escrit:
>> 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?
>> Definitely not the charger.  The charger pin is loose and wobbly in the
>> connector with several chargers.
> I don't know about the n810, but if it is similar to the n800 it should
> be very easy to replace, since it's not even soldered to the board.
> The problem is it's not easy to find.
> When I had a similar accident, with the same symptoms, I just pushed a
> (very) tiny amount of foam beneath the negative pole (the outer contact,
> the center one is positive) with a pin, so that it makes good contact
> with the plug.
> The bent plug lasted for a while, but it finally broke completely. Now
> I'm using an usb charger from dealextreme (it's just a piece of cable
> with the nokia 2mm connector on one end and an usb male on the other)
> plugged in the original charger (I cut the original, broken, plug and
> connected a female usb connector in its place).
> Bye
> --
> Luca
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