It is dreadful to have a broken charger port! Picture yourself hurrying up to charge your phone but when you plugged it with your charger it does not work.
Carefully determine whether it is a broken charger port or your phone. If you have determined that it is your phone, check the steps on how to fix a phone that won’t charge.
Remember that as you exercise these tricks in charging your phone with a broken charger port, you have to be cautious. However, if the following tricks do not work on you, it is likely that you would go to the nearest phone store or certified provider to take a look for the problem.
DIY USB Port Fix
This might be the easiest, fastest, and most common solution (which succeed most of the time), a do-it-yourself repair.
There are instances that the metallic surface of your charger port and the USB charger does not make good contact. It may be because of a manufacturer defect or the continuous plugging and unplugging of the charger cable. How will you do the DIY USB port fix on your broken charger port?
- Turn off your device.
- If possible, remove the battery.
- Get a small stick to lever up the tab inside the USB port on your phone.
- Lever it up slowly and gently.
- Reinsert the battery.
- Plug the charger.
Charge a Battery with a Battery
- Get access from the connection points of the battery. Remove the device’s battery.
- Get a 9-volt battery or an AAA/AA battery.
- Carefully look for the positive and negative connector of the batteries. The positive side is in the red rectangle and the negative side is at the other end of the battery.
- Be sure that the device battery and batteries have the same voltage. Usually, a normal phone battery is 3.7V DC and a single AA or AAA battery is 1.5V. Thus, you might need 3 AA or AAA batteries.
- Get 2 metal wires covered with plastic insulation.
- Tape the batteries together.
- Clamp or tape the insulated wires to the batteries that would provide a charge and to the battery that needs a charge.
- Wait for a while, the battery should be charged. You have to remember that it might not charge your phone battery at its full extent, but at least you can use your device.
Rub the Battery
- Remove the phone battery.
- Hold it between your palms.
- Generate enough heat and friction by rubbing the battery in between palms.
- Put the battery back into the phone and try charging again.
However, if the mentioned tricks did not solve the problem, it might be possible that your charger port is not broken at all. Take other causes that might cause for your phone not to charge. Have a look at your phone’s battery as it is also one of the common causes why your phone does not charge.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I check the amperage and voltage of my phone’s battery?
Ampere is an app that you can download to your Android smartphone to identify the charging statistics of your charger and device.
At what battery percentage should I charge my phone?
There is a rule in charging your phone, you have to keep your phone charged between 40 to 80 percent. When you drop your phone battery below 15%, it will disrupt the battery life of your phone before it will exceed the rated charge cycle by the manufacturer. Make it a habit to keep your phone battery healthy.
Is charging my phone with a different charger a bad idea?
Yes. The charger ports may be the same but its circuit paths may not be the same. You have to stick with the cable connector and charger that is given with your phone. If there are instances that you badly need a non-official charger, make sure to check and try it to make sure it is a certified phone.
My phone is already plugged, why is it not charging?
This is actually a frustrating situation when your phone does not charge and you have to know the underlying cause of the problem. Some of its cause may be due to an outdated operating system, faulty battery, damaged USB socket or wall socket, defective charger cable. You have to learn how to fix these charging issues to allay your worries.
Now, if you might experience a broken charger port, you have now the idea on how to charge your phone. Equipped with this knowledge makes you calm and collected with this dreadful experience. But, be cautious enough not to incur more damage to your phone.
We hope that the mentioned tricks helped you with your broken charger port problem! Have you already tried the mentioned methods to tend your broken charger port? From the tricks above, do you have any suggestions? Share it with us through the comment section. If you know a friend or colleague who is having this kind of problem, share the article with them!