"Simple Fix" for phone not charging/syncing, loose cell phone charger cord. #20

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Feb 01, 2015


"Simple Fix" for phone not charging/syncing, loose cell phone charger cord. #20
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  • Do one or more of the following problems sound familiar?
  • Your phone or device has suddenly stopped charging even though it’s plugged in, or
  • your charge cord is loose, or your charge cord has started falling out of your device
  • or your phone or device is not syncing up properly with other devices that it is plugged
  • into.
  • If this sounds familiar, then please keep watching.
  • This is a follow up video to the one I did in 2012 titled “simple fix” for phone
  • not charging”. But in this video, I use a new method that requires basically only
  • one tool, that being a pair of scissors. This video demonstrates a procedure which could
  • still cause damage to any device if it is not done properly! So, I must say that anything
  • you see and try after seeing this video, will done at your own risk!
  • Now, no matter what device you have, if it spends all day in your pocket, purse, or any
  • other place for that matter that has dust in it, it will be vulnerable to a debris buildup
  • in the charge port. This buildup can happen sometimes rather quickly, and almost always
  • leads to the problems mentioned earlier.
  • What you’ll need to fix this, is just a pair of scissors, and some thin rigid plastic
  • packaging like this from something you’ve bought in the past. The plastic can be thinner,
  • but MUST be NO THICKER than this wall on your charge port connector. Look closely! If you
  • try using anything thicker, then you WILL damage your charge port, so be careful. Now
  • take your packaging and cut a piece off that’s about 1/2 of an inch wide by 1 1/2 inches
  • long. For those of you in the metric world, that is approximately 1.25 centimeters wide
  • by 4 centimeters long. The size of the cut out does not need to be exact. You just need
  • to be able to hold it between your finger and your thumb. If you don’t have a way
  • to measure, then use the width of a standard USB connector for the width, and the prongs
  • on a standard fork to get your measurement for the length.
  • Cut the plastic so it has a shape that looks something like this. You don’t need to make
  • it exactly like mine.. You can cut a shape of your own liking if it suits you better.
  • This one works well for me though. As I said the size is not critical but the thickness
  • of the material is! I like to make sure there are no sharp edges
  • on the tip so I sand it quickly with something like a nail file or polishing pad or something.
  • This I do just for good measure. Now, hold your device up like this so the light is shining
  • from behind you. If there is a dust build-up in the charge port, it will now be visible.
  • Carefully use the tool you just made, to clean out out the larger open area of the port.
  • Don’t exert any force or dig away in any part of the charge port! Be very careful with
  • your actions. Remember, it’s only dust that you’re trying to get loose. Afterwards,
  • blow it out. Now once you’ve cleaned out the larger open
  • area of the port, you can go behind the pin row/tab. I must mention 2 things here. Do
  • not ever pry against that tab or bend it in anyway. If you see the tab bending at all,
  • stop immediately! You don’t want to have to replace the charge port because of a careless
  • mistake. The second thing I want to mention is that even though you can’t see dust in
  • that little area behind the tab, it still is there tucked into the slot at the bottom
  • of that small gap. Any dust left in the gap will almost always stop charge plugs from
  • going in all the way, so it must be removed. Sweep your tool gently to the very bottom
  • and remove the dust like this. You will see the dust coming out beside the tab when you
  • do this. Now blow out your device and look inside again. If no more dust comes out, you're
  • done. You can plug in your charge cord and everything will work fine once again.
  • Now for a few tips. You might ask,
  • 1, Will this work in my phone or device? The answer is yes. Any style charge port that
  • is open to it’s dusty environment, for example , micro usb, mini usb, apple, blutooth devices,
  • or anything else will be vulnerable to a dust build-up. You can also make this tool any
  • shape you want to fit future style charge ports!
  • 2,You might also ask, do I have to remove my battery for this? The answer is no. This
  • homemade tool is made of electrically non conductive plastic. Static discharge will
  • not be a concern either, as this homemade tool will be so small that it will not hold
  • any substantial static charge near its tip. 3, Will a can of compressed air work? Or can
  • I use a vacuum instead? The answer is yes and no. Both will work in the larger open
  • area of the port. But both will usually not work in the thin gap I showed you in the video.
  • For me, I’ve ALWAYS had to sweep the debris out manually from that area.
  • So that’s all I have to show for this one. If you think this video could help someone,
  • please share it!. Until next time, check out my other videos,
  • and as always, thanks for watching!

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(CC) (HD) 2019 VIDEO UPDATE HERE /watch?v=NlCruTz-XJs which covers ALL 3 major charge ports (Micro USB, Apple Lightning, and USB Type-C)!

This video you're watching is a recent charge port cleaning method including a demonstration. This works with Android, ANYTHING mini/micro USB, Apple + Apple "lightening" charge port, USB 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and standard USB - C version 3.1. Did your cell phone suddenly stop charging? Is your charge cord loose, or falling out as well? There's a VERY COMMON CAUSE for this. This is an update for the video I made in 2012.
Please pay attention to my comments at #, AND from # to #! They are VERY IMPORTANT to know!
Pay close attention to ALL the warnings in this video, as damage "will" occur if a person applies "excessive pressure or force" to the small "pin row/tab" in the charging port of their device! Do at your own risk! If you have ANY doubts in your ability to perform this procedure, take your device to a qualified person who can safely repair it.

This problem can potentially affect EVERYONE who carries their phone or device in their pocket, purse, coveralls, work clothes, and more!.

Symptoms include,
• your phone or device has "stopped charging",
• it charges only when you push or wiggle the charge plug in your phone/device,
• it charges intermittently, or charges VERY slowly,
• your charge cord does not seem to "lock-in",
• the charge cord plug keeps falling out of your phone/device.
(This video "could" apply to ANY DEVICE that uses the "micro-USB style" charging port) IPhone/IPod charge ports are also vulnerable too.

WARNING!!!!!... NEVER EVER force, pry, or twist any object or tool in any way in the charging port of your device! PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to my warnings here, and in this video, as damage WILL result if you do not!

BTW, if your phone/device has a VERY SLOW charge, I have an information video I put up which you might find helpful.
Here is the link for that one;- /watch?v=aghjvzOXc8Q

2019 VIDEO UPDATE HERE /watch?v=NlCruTz-XJs

Check out my channel "Mysimplefix"!

DISCLAIMER; - WARNING: This video is provided for entertainment and promotional purposes only. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, instructions and advice contained in this video. No one is liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information contained in this video or in the related comments. Be safe! Anything you try will be done at YOUR OWN RISK!

Also, If you have found this video helpful, please check out my other video
titled, "Simple Fix" for "Earbuds not working", "Earphones not working" or "Earbuds cutting out". It may help you! Thanks. /watch?v=BjHEfjFwueo

And.... I have many more helpful videos!

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