Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1.    #1  
    How difficult would it be to fix the USB port socket?

    Right now, I have to push a little towards the back to have good contact and charge my HP PRE3
    The phone charges normally through the touchstone.

    I am sure something must be loose, but I am not sure how to fix it.

    I could in theory swap the motherboard with another Pre3 I have around here whose case is cracked and the battery cover is quite ugly, but then I think I would have to reinstall everything again! Will it be difficult to perform such swap?

    I'd like some advice here!


  2. #2  
    Oooo... that depends. How closely have you troubleshooted (troubleshot?) and inspected the connection? Could be:
    1) The fault is actually on the end of the microUSB cable
    2) There is debris in the phone's port
    3) The port contacts are worn or damaged

    1 is easy. Is a new microUSB cable better? If so: yay! 2 is kind of easy. If the port's clogged, then hitting it with a blast of compressed air might fix it, depending how loose the debris.

    If it's 3... I'd say you're kind of hosed. Replacing just the port would be a bit much. Just for parts you may end up buying a whole new phone if you can't get just the part you need, so why not replace [the whole phone]?

    Anyway, if you have to go that route, did you check Rod's Pre 3 teardown? That and some other threads on the PCBs would give a sense of what's connected to what. I personally don't remember what else is on the Pre 3's different boards:
    Pre 3 Disassembly - a set on Flickr
    Last edited by ananimus; 02/09/2014 at 03:02 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. Can we fix it before we port it?
    By trowany in forum Open webOS General Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12/28/2011, 08:48 PM
  2. What about the USB port?
    By smithness55 in forum HP TouchPad
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06/25/2011, 08:49 PM
  3. What else can the USB port be used for?
    By DrHeathenScum in forum webOS Development
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06/14/2010, 12:28 PM
  4. Smartphone Experts Micro-USB Car Charger w/USB Port for Palm Pre
    By Major Payne in forum webOS Accessories
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03/22/2010, 02:39 PM
  5. USB Port Software
    By Pengin in forum Palm OS Devices & Apps
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08/25/2000, 11:40 PM

Posting Permissions