How To Fix USB Charging Port

Our cell phones have become ingrained in our daily routines. Most of the time, our phones contain a lot of personal and even work-related information that we need to get through our daily routines. Our phones do a variety of things for us, from setting alarms to making a to-do list, mobile phones are everywhere.

To stay alive and perform well, your mobile device requires good, consistent charging, just like we need food and drink to stay alive. We all get sick now and then. Similarly, our cellphones get sick and stop working properly.

But what if your phone isn’t charging? You never want to say these dreaded four words to yourself: My phone refuses to charge. There could be several reasons why your phone isn’t charging. Before you do anything else, make sure the charging port is the source of the issue. But if you’re not sure, keep reading to learn how to fix USB charging port.

How To Fix USB Charging Port

How To Know if Charging Port Is Damaged

A Universal Serial Bus(USB) port is a type of connection that allows various components to connect and function easily. Unfortunately, the USB may stop working for a variety of reasons, including corrupted drivers, a defective USB component, or physical damage to the port.

Here are some signs that your phone’s charging port is broken:

Is it necessary to hold the phone at a specific angle to charge it?

It’s possible that the charge port on your phone is loose and needs to be reinstalled. If you keep charging your phone while it’s in this state, the charge port will burn out, and you’ll lose the phone.

Around the charge port, you notice some discolored residue or debris

Check for any black residue around the charge port by holding the phone up to an alight. If this is the case, the phone may be about to die.

The charger and battery are in perfect working order

If you’ve checked the charger and battery and they appear to be in good working order but the phone still won’t charge, the problem is most likely with the phone itself.

The charge port’s pins are broken

The phone will not charge if the pins in the charge port are broken or bent. Unless you pick up the phone, this is difficult to diagnose. If the pins or contacts are indeed broken, the charge port will almost certainly need to be replaced.

How To Fix USB Charging Port

Removing Lints

  • Disconnect your phone from the charger and turn it off.
  • Insert a small needle into the charging port and glide it through the space between the contacts and the USB port walls slowly and gently.
  • To remove lint, pull the needle toward you and out of the port as you swipe. Continue until you’ve removed all of the lint.

Charging Port Replacement

If you’re tech-savvy and patient, you can replace your phone’s charging port yourself. Phone part suppliers such as Repairs Universe, Injured Gadgets, and iFixit sell micro-USB charging port replacement tools directly.

Depending on the model and whether you buy a standalone charging port or a flex cable/assembly, expect to pay between $2 and $30 for a new charging port. Read more: How To Fix a Loose Charger Cord

Charging Port Replacement - How To Fix USB Charging Port

Without Back Glass Device

  • Remove the back cover as well as the SIM and microSD cards.
  • Take out the battery.
  • Disconnect various cables and screws by unscrewing the midframe.
  • Now replace the port by soldering the new one.

With Back Glass Device

  • Warm up the back window.
  • Using a suction cup and a pry tool, remove the back glass.
  • Various cables and screws should be disconnected.
  • Now replace the port by soldering the new one.

And if you are not confident about fixing or replacing it yourself, visit a mobile repair center and save yourself.

DIY USB Port Fix

Doing a little DIY repair on your actual hardware is the quickest, easiest, and often most successful solution. The issue is usually that the metallic surfaces inside the USB port and the micro-USB charger do not make good contact, either due to a manufacturing defect or because the charging cable is constantly plugged and unplugged.

Simply turn off your device, remove the battery if possible, and ‘lever up’ the small tab inside the USB port on your smartphone or tablet with something small, such as a toothpick. Replace your battery and plug it in again, doing so very carefully and gently. Almost always, this is all that is required.


These were the few ways which could answer the question how to fix USB charging port? It is, however, not easy for everyone to do. If any of the above solutions doesn’t work for you, consider going to a nearby mobile repair center.

If you require an immediate solution to your problem, this is well worth the effort. However, take care not to damage your phone.

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