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Need help: USB connector broke, where to get another one?

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Sadly, my HTC Wizard/Cingular 8125 USB connector broke off. I'm not sure how it happened but I can only guess the pressure of inserting the mini USB cable wore it's soldered mount points and gave way. I tried soldering it back but when I adjusted those little prongs underneath so it would have good contact with the board, a prong broke off. So I'm out of luck and can't recharge the battery. Does anyone know where I can purchase the identical piece so I can solder it back to the board? Also, has anyone else had this same unfortunate fate? ;)

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thanks,

s-one

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Thank you, but could you specify which part you are talking about in the catalogue? (there are many that really look alike!)...

I need to change the USB connector in my Cingular 8125 but haven't opened it up yet (I will open it up at the last minute, I can use it, until then), so I do not know which part it is exactly...

How difficult was it to take it apart/solder/put it back together?

Thank you very much for your very precious help!

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Thank you, but could you specify which part you are talking about in the catalogue? (there are many that really look alike!)...

I need to change the USB connector in my Cingular 8125 but haven't opened it up yet (I will open it up at the last minute, I can use it, until then), so I do not know which part it is exactly...

How difficult was it to take it apart/solder/put it back together?

Thank you very much for your very precious help!

as there not exspensive you should get mini-b picture c & d cus it could be either one of those.

as for the sodering you should have some skill as they are not very big soder points.

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as there not exspensive you should get mini-b picture c & d cus it could be either one of those.

as for the sodering you should have some skill as they are not very big soder points.

Done, thank you very much! I will keep you up to date on the status of my quest and upload pics if I can. Thank you very much for your help!

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Any update on this repair? I'm getting ready to do the same

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I am also attempting to do the same, I just wanna know whether it worked or not?

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I also need to do the same. Anyone know of a UK supplier of the connector?

Gordon

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I also need to do the same. Anyone know of a UK supplier of the connector?

Gordon

Mouser does ship internationaly but it looked to be exspensive

http://www.jst.co.uk/products/prod_detail....ta_group=EUBB-D

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Hi there I have an O2 mini s which has the same problem. I have attempted a repair on it I would advise great care as the pins at the rear of the USB block are very fragile and are easily snapped off. Luckily I had a spare USB block in my box of bits which I will attempt to reattach. Personally unless you have a very steady hand I would recommend spending the money to get it repaired by a professional as the alignment of the pins is vital to ensure successful charging and syncing.

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