Charging Port Repair
One of the most common repairs is charging port repair due to damage to a phone’s charging port or charging cable due to mishandling and abuse in connecting and disconnecting the charging cable to your phone every day, causing your phone not to get charged at all or only partially charged. If your phone is having issues with not charging at all or you have to wiggle your cord into a certain position to charge it, then we can help. We offer a 90-day warranty on all of our charging port repairs. Click here to see tips and tricks to fix Android phones that won’t charge property.
We offer one of the most comprehensive charging port repair services in Toronto for all models of iPhone, Galaxy and many other branded smartphone & tablet models.
We stock the following charging ports, modules or flex cables (covers more than 80 smartphones and tablets models) to repair in the same day:
- Charging modules for all iPhone & iPad
- Samsung Galaxy
- Google Pixel & Nexus
- LG phones
- Motorola Moto
- Sony Xperia
- Type-C USB Charging Port
- Samsung Galaxy Tabs’ micro USB charging flex cables for Tab 10.1, Tab 2, Tab 3, Tab 4, Tab A, Tab E, Tab S
Why a phone or tablet doesn’t get charged
When your battery isn’t charging properly, don’t immediately assume your phone charger or your battery is broken. If your phone or tablet isn’t charging properly or at all, take a look at these 8 ways to fix a phone that won’t charge.
The problem occurs in various degrees. Either your phone won’t charge at all when it is plugged in, or it will only charge very slowly (sometimes barely faster than it is discharging). It’s a very common complaint, so here are a few solutions.
1. USB charging port repair
The problem is often that the metallic connecting pins inside the USB port and micro USB charging cable are not making good contact, either through a manufacturing defect or because of the continual plugging and unplugging of the charging cable. All you need to do is shut down your device, remove the battery if possible and use something small, such as a toothpick, to ‘level up’ the little tab inside the USB port on your smartphone or tablet. Do so very carefully and gently, then reinsert your battery and plug it in again.
2. Remove lint and dust
Do you keep your phone in the pocket of your jeans? If so, lint could be the culprit: we’ve lost track of the number of times the reason for unreliable USB charging turned out to be lint from the pocket of our Levis.
We’ve seen phones with charging ports choked with chocolate after they were chucked in a handbag alongside a packet of sweets. A can of compressed air can blow out the offending irritants and get your USB connection back to normal.
3. Try a new (certified) cable
The weakest part of a charger is the cable, not the adapter that plugs into the wall socket. Apple users are particularly vulnerable here because there are many cheap substitute iPhone Lightning cable or micro USB cable out in the market, as it may not charge property or even worse causing damage to your iPhone internal motherboard itself. BUY ONLY BRANDED APPLE CERTIFIED Lightening cable or Micro / Type-C USB charging cable.
The easiest way to diagnose a faulty cable is to try a different one and see if that works properly with your device. If it does, you know the original cable was at fault. If it doesn’t, that’s another potential villain we’ve ruled out.
4. Try a new (rated) power adapter
When the cable doesn’t seem to be the problem, check the wall plug adapter – especially if it’s one where the charging cable can be removed. We’ve encountered issues in multiple chargers where the USB port becomes a little loose after endlessly plugging in and unplugging the cable.
Also check whether the same charger/cable combination works on a different device because this will help you eliminate the possibility that it is your device at fault, rather than the cable or charger. You should also make sure there isn’t a problem with your wall socket.
Don’t charge your phone near water or in excessively hot or humid conditions. Also, if you’re replacing a charger or cable, be wary: the internet is stuffed with reports of cheap third-party chargers that went bang in the middle of the night or turned smartphones into toast. As with any electrical equipment, make sure that anything you buy complies with all the relevant safety standards.
5. Replace with a new (original) battery
Batteries don’t last forever, and after a couple of years, they start to struggle to hold a charge. The more often you discharge and recharge them, the sooner they’ll need replacing. If your battery’s busted after just six months, it’s probably faulty and you should make a warranty claim for a free replacement, but if the battery’s older than two years, it’s probably approaching the end of its lifespan.
It is easy to sport some defective batteries because they start to bulge or leak fluid. If nothing like that is obvious from the outside, remove your device’s cover and inspect the battery (if you can; some devices have sealed battery compartments).
If the cover doesn’t come off, you could try laying the device on its back and spinning it. A bulging battery will deform the case – you might not be able to see this bulge, but it might be enough to allow your phone to spin. If you suspect your battery might be swollen or leaking, get your phone to a repair shop and buy a reputable replacement.
6. Charge from the right power source
Charging from a wall socket will always be faster than charging via PC or laptop because computers’ USB ports don’t deliver very much power. A wall socket can deliver twice as much power as a USB port, and fast or quick chargers can deliver as much as five times the power – which means much, much faster charging. So if your phone is charging slowly and you’re connected to a laptop: there’s your problem.
If your wall charger doesn’t appear to be delivering the goods, check that it’s appropriate for your device. A charger from another phone might not deliver the right amount of electric current — for example, a charger for a Bluetooth headset won’t put out as much power as one designed specifically for smartphones. In the case of recent high-end phones, you might have a phone that supports fast charging but a charger that doesn’t deliver it.
7. Switch off unnecessary feature/apps to save battery power
Using battery-intensive apps or features while you are charging your device will affect how quickly it gains battery life. If you are charging while video calling with 100 percent brightness, the device will naturally take longer to charge than it would with its screen, Wi-Fi and 4G turned off.
Switch the device to Airplane mode (Wifi can still be turned on while in Airplane mode), or turn off the GPS when you are not using it. Think of it making your device take a power nap.
8. If every try above fails, visit us to repair the physically damaged charging port!
Charging ports are easy to damage. Constant connecting and removal of the charging cable can be hard on the port as it can loosen the electrical contacts, bend/damage connecting pins, or damage a power management IC chip. Sometimes a dropped phone or water damaged phone can also cause charging issues.
Try to look directly into the charging port itself by shining it with a flashlight, watch for anything bent, broken, missing, melted, any burn marks, etc. if you see anything like that, then it will most likely constitute physical damage and you have to go to a repair shop to have its charging port replaced by a professional phone repair technician.