The charger port trick
It happens at the most obscene and unwanted times.Its the most annoying thing ever! Trying cable after cable, plug after plug,mains switch after mains switch.Your phone just wont charge! After fiddling around for a while finally it starts charging, but there’s a catch. You have to sit in the most ridiculous position ever for it to work. Dare to move and you’re back to square one. How irritating! But what if I told you there’s a solution. What if I told you I know a little trick to make life easy.
Well all you will need is something which comes with most, if not all new phones. That little SIM eject key. You know, that small silver “thing” you use once when you’re setting up your phone then never again. Using it I have four easy steps to make your phone charge without any problems. But before we go on let me warn about using too much force. When repairing or even fiddling with any hardware don’t use force. It breaks things and makes problems worse. If you don’t feel confident doing anything with your phone leave it for the professionals. There is always someone qualified and ready to help. If you are confident lets get cracking.
The four steps
1. Get a little torch or light and shine it down the charger port. Can you see a build up of dirt? If yes continue to step two; if not, don’t try anything! Take your phone to a repair shop so you can’t make anything worse. Your phone may have a charging unit problem.
2. Get the SIM key, insert it into the charger port and get it dug into the dirt.
3. pull the dirt out of the charger port by pulling the sim ejector key towards you.(repeat step 2 and 3 until there is no dirt left inside the port)
4. Try charging the phone
When scraping out the dirt be very careful not to damage the charger port. Especially when using this method on a phone which has a USB-C charging unit. If successful your phone will now charge. You wont have to sit at an angle too! If your phone still isn’t charging then unfortunately its most likely that your charger port is damaged. Take the phone to your local repair shop so that it can be professionally looked at.Another thing you can do is just leave the charger port altogether and charge the phone using a wireless charger.That is if your phone has the capabilities.Most phones do wireless charge these days though.
Putting the charger in by force, using low quality cables or even damaged cables can potentially break or loosen the charger port. Without a functioning charger port your phone can’t charge, so how would it sufficiently work? Look after it, keep it clean and use the best quality cables. You will never go through the nightmare of having a dysfunctional charging unit again.