Sunday, January 17, 2010

How to solve the N900 USB problem


Aim:
To get rid of the problem where removing the usb charger also tears out the usb port from the nokia n900.


Theory:
If you see the microUSB patent page you'll notice that the latches have been designed to induce high extraction forces. This is what causes the usb port on the n900 to tear of it's hinges.


Equipment Required:
Fine File.
Your micro USB cable - both the charger and the data cable versions should be taken care of.

Procedure:
The method is simple. 
  1. Just take the file and place it on the latches over the micro USB cable.
  2. Make sure that the file is horizontally placed.
  3.  Then you can start filing slowly and surely.
  4. After filing away those latches you should be able to pull out the microUSB from it's slot on the n900 with relative ease.


Have fun !!!!

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i believe this post is not how to solve the problem but "how to prevent the mini USB port from tearing off from N900"

overall, this is very useful,

dean said...

any chance you know if i can just solder the port back on if it DOES snap off? or do i need pay nokia lots of money to do it....

DiLin Anand said...

Take a look at this link: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=54762

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