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My MPX220 is over a year old, works just fine, until the day it won't charge. And it won't charge. I changed battery and it won't charge. I used another charger and it won't charge!!! ARGH!! What do I do???

But of course I am a careless user... I left it on the edge of a table, and it vibrated, and it fell. And now it won't charge.

But what do I do? What can I do? I live in Malaysia where MPX220 was not released. Purchased it from UK. They won't accept it. SIGH!!

Any comments welcome. Cheers.

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Guest skippythenurse

Did you try calling Motorola Corp and see if can be replaced? See if it can still run off the power adapter, back up your contacts, photos, or whatever you can save, and sell it on ebay for parts. Thats I all I can think of. Or, you can go on ebay and see if there is somebody selling the parts you need.

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the nearest would be Singapore.

Motorola has a service centre here in Plaza Singapura, the service centre is inside, at basement 1. They have the mpx220 released here so it should be fine, but I'm not sure if they'd accept your UK warranty so you'll have to pay for the repairs most likely.

I suspect you must have damaged the charging circuit or blown the fuse, coz I had the same problem with my previous mpx200... cost me SGD35 to fix it.

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Did you try calling Motorola Corp and see if can be replaced? See if it can still run off the power adapter, back up your contacts, photos, or whatever you can save, and sell it on ebay for parts. Thats I all I can think of. Or, you can go on ebay and see if there is somebody selling the parts you need.

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I was hoping I wouldn't resort to that. If possible, I want to sell the phone as a whole working condition. The phone won't turn on at all, can't sync whatsoever. I suppose it would've eat into my backup battery by now, and all my stuff in there gone... sigh. :)

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the nearest would be Singapore.

Motorola has a service centre here in Plaza Singapura, the service centre is inside, at basement 1. They have the mpx220 released here so it should be fine, but I'm not sure if they'd accept your UK warranty so you'll have to pay for the repairs most likely.

I suspect you must have damaged the charging circuit or blown the fuse, coz I had the same problem with my previous mpx200... cost me SGD35 to fix it.

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Yea I know. I was gutted as they released only recently the MPX220 in Thailand and Singapore, but when they got to Malaysia's turn, Motorola decided to stop production of their MPX series. Excellent!!

Anyhow, I suppose I can only get it fixed in Singapore, and I can expect it will cost me loads. It wouldn't be anytime soon though. And the phone is over a year's old.

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Guest Paraklas

There's a known problem with Charging and Mpx220. I had the same prob as well. The charching circuit is probably out. A good mobile phone technician might as well fix it - it could only need re-flowing (like mine).

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Guest whutsoever

oooo, seems like there's still hope....

But this charging circuit and reflowing technique... are any parts required at all? Cos even Motorola Malaysia does not want to accept my phone since it was not released here.

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Guest arogntbastrd

chances are you've already done this, but have you tried charging using the usb data cable. as said earlier, a lot of people have had their phone just suddenly decide it doesn't want to charge anymore. mine did that with traditional chargers but it still charged when i used the usb cable so i was able to keep using it until i got my replacement through the mail. other than that, other people were saying they got stand alone chargers which i guess are cradles you just put the battery in. if you want to open your phone up just for kicks though, have fun with that

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oooo, seems like there's still hope....

But this charging circuit and reflowing technique... are any parts required at all? Cos even Motorola Malaysia does not want to accept my phone since it was not released here.

I would take it to a small independant repairer - motorola's official attitude is likely that the device is beyond econominc repair - when have you seen a *repair* from an official agent these days? They usually just swop the unit out if under warranty and turn you away if not.

Reflowing is simple and the skilled can get away with using a fine tipped soldering iron, but proper equioment is a hot airgun with variable temp and control. Ask any repair centre if they have this before getting them to do the work. Or buy a spare battery and external charger?

Richard

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Guest whutsoever

I would like to thank everyone who answered to my plea, I am very very thankful for all the suggestions. And special thank you to fluffcat1 for the manual. I think I'm gonna try the desktop charger for the moment, until I can find a decent repair shop, who won't slaughter my wallet.

Again, thanks!!

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I would like to thank everyone who answered to my plea, I am very very thankful for all the suggestions. And special thank you to fluffcat1 for the manual. I think I'm gonna try the desktop charger for the moment, until I can find a decent repair shop, who won't slaughter my wallet.

Again, thanks!!

Do you have a multimeter? If I were you, I would open the phone and check continuity of the charging connector to the mainboard. I've just ordered a charging connector for the v600 for someone - it should be the same hopefully so you could get one, and armed with the service manual you could fix it yourself or at least point a local independant repair shop in the right direction for the repair ;-)

A desktop battery charger isn't so bad. And remember you can load files / apps via the minisd.

Richard

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Guest usaussie

I would like to thank Fluffcat for his tip re the 'reflowing' of the power connector. I had been having very little success at charging my MPx220 with anything. After I read Fluffcats posting I opened up my MPx 220 and found that all 3 pins from the connector were literally disconnected from the mother board. I lifted the pins very carefully, using a jewellers screwdriver, only to find that the soldering (soddering) quality was poor and that the PCB track was coated with crap.

I have cleaned the track and the pins but didn't have a small enough iron to finish the job. I will buy something suitable and do so soon.

Please see the attachmentpost-189785-1147613342_thumb.jpg

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Guest cergun
I would like to thank Fluffcat for his tip re the 'reflowing' of the power connector. I had been having very little success at charging my MPx220 with anything. After I read Fluffcats posting I opened up my MPx 220 and found that all 3 pins from the connector were literally disconnected from the mother board. I lifted the pins very carefully, using a jewellers screwdriver, only to find that the soldering (soddering) quality was poor and that the PCB track was coated with crap.

I have cleaned the track and the pins but didn't have a small enough iron to finish the job. I will buy something suitable and do so soon.

Phone boards have surface mount components and they are ironed with hot air. I used to repair my Siemens S4 with a regular "hair drier". Try to move the pins to the closest position on the board and use a hair drier. But be careful, do not burn the components and the board ;)

AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!!! I just did several times and it worked. That does not mean it will also work for you...

Good luck!

Caglar ERGUN

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