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Charging Port repair Cost?

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Charging Port repair Cost?

I have a OnePlus 8T and recently the charger port has become finicky... plug in the charger and I have to put it on the desk gently as if it moves even a smidge it stops charging. I'm assuming the port is screwed up. Many times I've plugged it in, woke up the next morning and it never charged.

Any thoughts?

I was just going to get one of these BF deals and get a new phone but it appears I missed the boat.
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if it is a soldering job you are looking for - perhaps you can ping @XtremeModder for an assist!

not sure if he does smartphones but if not, you can ping a local cell repair store - pretty sure they do it often as well...

FS: Nothing at the moment
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Not worth the money. Get a new phone on Christmas.
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Gibsons wrote: I have a OnePlus 8T and recently the charger port has become finicky... plug in the charger and I have to put it on the desk gently as if it moves even a smidge it stops charging. I'm assuming the port is screwed up. Many times I've plugged it in, woke up the next morning and it never charged.

Any thoughts?

I was just going to get one of these BF deals and get a new phone but it appears I missed the boat.
Tried a different cable?

Personally I hate working on phones but may start next year. Will have to invest a bit more in my business first
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Tried a different cable, same thing.

Might just get a new phone with Boxing Day sales.
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Have you ensured the port is free of debris? Try taking a toothpick (not a needle or paperclip though) and gently move it around the port -- this may loosen up some lint and debris that may have been preventing a solid connection. You can also try compressed air.
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Jan 4, 2011
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Would probably cost you $60-$100 to get it done at a repair store. Problem is finding a store that would be able to get the port in stock.
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not worth fixing....I didn't look but just use wireless charging until the device is truly broken and get a new one?
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try a wireless charger pad if the port fails, it might get you over for a bit no? I was able to keep my phone charging if it had wireless charging this way until i was upgradable
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viettai wrote: Would probably cost you $60-$100 to get it done at a repair store. Problem is finding a store that would be able to get the port in stock.
On an S10+ I think I was quoted $300 from samsung for a fix in the port
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I offered the OP but he doesn't seem interested. The S10+ is a bit trickier because the port replacement would require soldering but I could do that one too. I have a repair store in Toronto.
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I'll be turfing the phone once Boxing Day Deals come along with free phones... not willing to spend money on an older phone.
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viettai wrote: I offered the OP but he doesn't seem interested. The S10+ is a bit trickier because the port replacement would require soldering but I could do that one too. I have a repair store in Toronto.
to old thou and it charges with a pad, so son is using it now.

off topic can u fix the front screen on a fold 3 if its got a scratch in it? i was planning to give it to a family member but dont want them to have to see the scratch first.
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For a One Plus, do it yourself. Swapping USB kitnis the easiest of all repairs. Only have to remove back cover and swap .

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