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MicroUSB connection port on Nokia N900 faulty?

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MicroUSB connection port on Nokia N900 faulty?
Being sought out as one of the most compelling devices to come out of Nokia's camp, there may be a design problem with the N900 which is causing a stir among owners. The Nokia N900 can certainly be considered as one powerhouse of a phone, but a potential trending problem with the microUSB connector's surface mount design is causing it to become misaligned – worse yet, it can completely become disconnected from the smartphone. Although this can happen to just about any connection by using an extreme amount of force over time, it seems that symptoms to this problem with the N900 include it being unusually snug or difficult to connect – resulting in an eventual dislodging of the port. Those who have been affected by this say that they are receiving mixed results in getting the problem covered under the manufacturer's warranty. Now if you do own the handset, just make sure to keep a watchful eye on how well the port is standing up as you continue to charge it.

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source: Nokia support forums via Engadget

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. tuminatr (Posts: 861; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

I think the micro USB connector is crappy, and not intended to be abused the way the general public does

posted on 11 Feb 2010, 11:05

2. trentsinmypants (Posts: 324; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)

how is it crappy? Its one of the most secure charging ports on the market. The general public needs a charging port that is simple and durable. MiniUSB wasnt bad either, why they changed from Mini to Micro is beyond me, but it sure as hell is better than some of the older chargers that have come and gone (two that quickly come to mind is the old Moto charger for the V400/E815 and LG's 18pin)

posted on 11 Feb 2010, 13:08

3. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)

Agreed, Trent.

posted on 12 Feb 2010, 14:36

6. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)

Original Large Round Nokie Charger... Definately the Best.

posted on 11 Feb 2010, 13:09

4. tuminatr (Posts: 861; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)

I work at a reseller and see a lot of these come in broken, we also sell that Samsung 20 pin charger and I have never seen one of those broken

posted on 12 Feb 2010, 12:47

5. nosense (Posts: 53; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)

you probably havent seen anyone because most people(not saying people0 but most who used the 20 pin charger have upgraded already and dont have used for that type of charger, you might see an increase in issues because I would estimate 60 to amybe 80 percent of phones that have come out in the last 2 years are either mini or micro usb, so of course the more people have the more chances you will see people with problems, the same issues were with Sam. 20 pin charger, 4 years ago when it was more popluar

posted on 06 Sep 2010, 15:17

7. uvraj (unregistered)

Hey buddies there, i'm thiking of buying Nokia N900. What do u suggest for me............

posted on 09 Oct 2010, 22:24

8. pedro (unregistered)


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