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Author Topic: problem with microusb cable  (Read 925 times)

kalos

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problem with microusb cable
« on: February 20, 2015, 01:46:55 PM »
hello!

my microusb cable breaks so easy! at the point where it goes into my phone
it gets damaged and doesn't make good connection to charge the phone
I have disposed three cables so far!
is there a solution for this?

thanks!

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Re: problem with microusb cable
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2015, 02:29:53 PM »
Silly putty. Wrap a blob of it around where the cable comes into the plug to reinforce this area and prevent it from breaking so easily.

People are actually making all kinds of patent putty products that solve this problem.

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Re: problem with microusb cable
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2015, 02:32:38 PM »
With a general question, comes a generic answer:
Are you sure you need to use a micro-USB cable to charge your phone? Could be that your phone uses a connector that is quite similar to, but not the same as a micro-USB connector.

Depending on the age of your phone and possibly your geo-location, you might have such a phone. In that case find out what type of connector your phone is really using and find/use the correct cable.

That is, of course, you haven't destroyed the connector in your phone already.

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Re: problem with microusb cable
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 02:35:52 PM »
no my phone definitely takes a microusb connector, it's samsung galaxy note 2, version uk

it's not the connector inside my phone that gets destroyed, it's the plug of the cable that I insert

maybe the cheap cables I buy is the problem? but the plug that gets into the phone, gets a bit dismantled and the usb plug bent

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Re: problem with microusb cable
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2015, 03:04:01 PM »
Is buying 3 'el cheapo' cables cheaper than buying 1 original cable?

If the answer is yes, then those 'el cheapo' cables are really too cheap to be of any use. I still got all of the usb cables that came with my Nokia phones (that I bought here in Paraguay 7 years ago)...and my Lumia charges just fine with any of them. And. because of the standardization, my cables even charge an S5 and Sony Xperia's on occasion.

Maybe you can get a deal when a phone reseller wants to get rid of old stock (such as original Nokia usb cables...or any other brand for that matter).