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Left Airpod stopped charging (1st gen).

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Left Airpod stopped charging (1st gen).

So I found my old Airpods 1st gen (they must've been sitting for the last year and a half in my drawer, I thought I lost them). Plugged them in and only the left one is charging. Left one works 100%. I tried cleaning the bottom portion of the right Airpod and, using a Q-tip, the charging element inside the hole (golden metal). Nothing. Apple suggests unpairing them and then reconnecting them via Bluetooth. Again, not working.

Has anyone rectified this problem before? I can send the defective one to Apple and get a new one for 95$ or simply buy a new pair (2nd gen) at Costco. I think they are around 175$ atm. If I buy a new pair (2nd gen), will they work with my 1st gen charging case and left Airpod? Are they interchangeable? I guess my 1st gen charging case and left Airpod could be a backup. Maybe sell them off to Kijiji?

What do you guys think?
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