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Redmi Note 4 micro USB port issue

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  • Jun 6th, 2018 10:00 pm
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Redmi Note 4 micro USB port issue

Yesterday I noticed that wireless connection dropped a couple of times but is working now . I never had an issue before with this phone. The other issue that has developed that is a bigger concern at the moment is that the micro usb charging port has become "sloppy" and will not charge and connects and disconnects when I plug into a computer to transfer files. As there is no support for Xiaomi phones in Canada warranty repair I think means to send back to China but I haven't checked. This option doesn't appeal to me for a few reasons. I suspect that at minimum I would need to open the case and re solder the usb port although I can't be sure that this will solve the problem. I also did a quick search on ebay and there are various charging port docks connector cables etc. available. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... Note%25204 . Of course these also come from China and there would probably be at least a month to wait. Not sure if the Note 4 shares the same part as the Note 4 X and want to get the right part if I go that route. Has anyone else had similar issues? How did you resolve them? Looking for input, suggestions, fixes, temp fixes etc.
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If the cable is loose when connected to the USB port, you could try using pliers to carefully pinch the metal frame around the port back together.

I have a Nexus 7 where the cable was loose whenever connected to the charging cable. I removed the back casing and squeezed the two metal pieces back together and the cable now sits tightly in place.
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How long have you had the phone?
And how did you decide the problem was the connector on the phone and not the USB cable.

Also I read on another RFD post that there are a number of places in Toronto/Mississauga that repair Redmi phones
Last edited by krs on Jun 6th, 2018 9:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Can you rule out the USB cable? A few months ago I got a couple of inexpensive cables and one of them worked no problem, the other one would drop/reconnect constantly so I had to toss it as it was useless.

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