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Topic # 27605 1-Nov-2008 12:09
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Hi Folks!

Bought me a titan off trademe very cheap due to the USB port being damaged. I thought why not, sounds like something that can be easily fixed, a loose connection maybe.

After receiving the phone, i had a look at the port and seen that one of the pins has become misaligned. What you'd expect if maybe the phone's been yanked from the charger.

I dropped into a Leading Edge retailer and explained what's happened. He said "oh itll need the PCB to be replaced.. that's $300 approximately"

Naturally i said..what?? surely this just need the pin to be realigned and that's it? I have some reasonable technical know how but thought it cant be that much for a techie to do at Telegistics..

Just wanting some feedback from anyone who has been in a similar situation?

I'm quite certain the PCB wont need to be replaced.. just sounds ridiculous to me!

I know the phone can sync via bluetooth. What i want is to get the USB port fixed so i can use a car charger and charge it at work.

Any help or advise much appreciated

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  Reply # 175052 1-Nov-2008 12:29
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You need the USB for charging the phone anyway - unless you keep replacing batteries, which I am sure you will get tired of very quickly.

A few years ago I a similar problem with another model and yes, replacing the PCB was the answer.




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  Reply # 175060 1-Nov-2008 12:56
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If you are electronically minded .... even better look around here, they've fixed the wizard at home so can you with the titan!

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