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Re: N900 - broken USB - not the usual, though

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teethgrinder
Posts: 4

N900 - broken USB - not the usual, though

I tried to plug the Nokia CA-101 USB cable in this morning, and the pins in the connector on the phone bent rendering the phone unable to charge or transfer data.  The cable has always been plugged in and unplugged with great care since I learnt of the issue of ports coming loose at the solder joints.

 

After suffering this third problem with my N900 I have been told by the Carphone Warehouse that this problem is not covered by the warranty.

To say I am unhappy with this situation is an understatement to say the least, and with the previous issues with this phone (all telephony functions disabled and unresponsive touchscreen on incoming calls) it is fair to say I have lost faith in the N900 despite it's capabilities and I am beginning to lose faith in Nokia as a manufacturer.


I am at the point now where unless a suitable replacement is offered (N9 ot E7) I suspect the N900 will be my last Nokia product.

 

Grrr.

 

Robin, UK

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ceroberts75
Posts: 5,038

Re: N900 - broken USB - not the usual, though

Robin,

it is repairable, though i am not sure where you would do it in the UK, I have a friend here in the US that has now replaced a number of the usb parts on n900 devices and they work perfectly.

not sure why nokia will not just repair them...maybe they do not want to deal with the heat-sync... :/


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aspergerguy
Posts: 10,000

Re: N900 - broken USB - not the usual, though


teethgrinder wrote:

I tried to plug the Nokia CA-101 USB cable in this morning, and the pins in the connector on the phone bent rendering the phone unable to charge or transfer data.  


You could always install OpenSSH upon N900 to get data on or off.

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teethgrinder
Posts: 4

Re: N900 - broken USB - not the usual, though

That is true, however any data I needed was transferred onto the microSD card I had in.  It's the fact the phone is now effectively useless as once battery flat it can't be charged, and I am not prepared to spend money on a desktop charger.

 

The fact is that the pins bent through no failt of mine and it should be replaced under warranty.

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ceroberts75
Posts: 5,038

Re: N900 - broken USB - not the usual, though

:/ yeah...**bleep**..you cannot charge.

it has to be fixed in order to charge.

i actually have multiple units, usually of the same kind as what i use...MUST HAVE A BACKUP in case of loss or broken parts. i cannot afford to be down. so i actually use a second n900 to charge some batteries, just as i did with the e90, 9500 7710.
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Mauk20civic
Posts: 6

Re: N900 - broken USB - not the usual, though

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the same thing just happened to mine and i have babied my n900 since i got it and all of the sudden the usb thing came off today!!! :smileysad:.. i dont wanna send it into the repair center because they are really difficult to deal with.. help where could i get this fixed>?im in the u.s new mexico to be exact. could i be able to take it to any cell phone repair shop?

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matthew_maude
Posts: 1,952

Re: N900 - broken USB - not the usual, though

i would imagine that it would be an easy fix but it will void your warrenty with Nokia and any insurance you may have for it

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