When I had this problem with my first Kindle Fire 7, I popped the case open and found that the jack for the micro-USB port had broken free of its solder connections. After a re-solder of the part (need a micro-tip on the soldering iron), it was working again. Until the solder failed again. So I got a refurnished Kindle Fire 7, and it was working fine until the charging problems started again recently. However, instead of taking it apart, I found that two small binder clips placed on each side of the case where USB cable is plugged in applies enough force on the USB jack to make the pins connect internally even with the broken solder. The clips are working great for now. I take the binder clips off when I carry it around and put them on when needing a charge. One of the binder clips will block the power button but that is a minor annoyance. The binder clips are just a few cents a piece and it is the best solution I have found thus far. Get the one inch wide little binder clips. The force of the clip keeps the jack in its slot so the pins make contact but it is not enough force to damage the screen or case. I want to be able to use the Kindle Fire 7 until the battery fails, not give up on it after one year. Amazon will give you 5 bucks for the broken model and then 20% off the price of a replacement, but that is a hassle.
When choosing a company to fix your tablet, be sure to read the reviews and check their qualifications. One reputable service, uBreakiFix, offers a 90-day warranty on all their repairs and has over 57 5-star reviews for Kindle tablets in particular. Outsource Repairs is another service that specializes in repairing issues with Kindle charging ports for about $40, and they provide a 1-year warranty on their fixes.
A bad battery can cause many different types of issues you shouldn't have to deal with, including slow performance, constant charging between each use and even screen damage due to the battery swelling. At your local uBreakiFix in Nashville, we provide affordable and fast battery replacement services on the top, brand-name tablets like Apple, Google, Samsung, Amazon and more. If your tablet's battery is in poor health, have it replaced by the experts at your local uBreakiFix in Nashville, TN.
Is there a difference in charging ports between a 2015 (5th gen/non-HD) and a 2017 (7th gen/non-HD) 7" fire tablet? I can find the ports for the 5th gen, but no specific detailed part for the 7th gen. (The lay-out of all other controls changed, but the ports look the same.)
If you have tried cleaning and routine troubleshooting, but you are still having problems with the charging port, let us evaluate the problem with a free diagnosis. Bring the device to a local Cell Phone Repair store or use our convenient mail-in service. An experienced technician will evaluate the problem and give you an estimate of time and cost to repair the charging port.
If a known good battery powers on the board then you're looking at a no charge problem. This can either be the actual charge port, or it can be board damage to the charging circuit.The charge port only fails for a reason. If it gets bent/broken pins---it has failed. If it is green and dirty---it has failed. If it looks intact and still doesn't work when cleaned? Then it is probably okay.In an iPhone it is relatively easy to just pop in a new charge port/dock connector. You don't even have to take the board out and fully install the thing---just overlay it and snap into its connector. It is so easy there is no reason not to do it to test any no charge/fake charging problem. We can't always really see inside the dock connector, so there may be damage/corrosion in there. Go ahead and try a new dock connector any time your are troubleshooting a charging circuit problem on an iPhone.But what if your device has a soldered in connector, like the Galaxy s3, iPad mini or Air, or Kindle fire?
The replacement of the U2 chip is a big ol' PITA. The chip is encased in underfill and shares a border with the CPU in the iPhone 5. Many talented microsolderers can replace this chip on a case by case basis, but as of now, it doesn't seem like there is a robust way to roll out a feasible general service to address this common problem. So for now, U2 problems (at least in the US) largely go unsolved.This underscores why it makes sense to pay attention to history and follow an efficient plan. You don't want to get caught soldering in an iPad mini charge port to replace one with no visible damage, when the iPad mini was used with a non-Apple car charger----right?Above: An iPad mini botched charge port job--this mini never needed a new charge port. It's problem was a single filter next to the battery connector that commonly gets flicked off during screen replacement and causes the device to appear not to charge. A quick microscope evaluation would have revealed this.
CASE 2: iPod Touch 4th generation---sudden onset of fake charging. My buddy Rich Clark of Computer&Phone Repair in Batavia, NY picked up on a problem that I hadn't yet seen. Rich does a great job on his customer intake form to document any pre-existing problems with any device that comes in for service. He had an iPod 4th gen come in for a typical screen replacement, and from his form, he knew that it did not come in with a charging problem.The screen replacement had a few typical complications, but ultimately at reassembly, he realized that the iPod was showing "fake charging" where the device will detect the charger and indicate that it is charging, but does not actually charge. Rich did everything right with this plan.
Fortunately, the professionals at Phone Clinic are experts at Android and iPhone charging port repair needs. We can diagnose the issue with your phone, port, or charger quickly, and often right on the spot. We also have solutions or a charging port replacement based on parts we have in stock or can quickly order online.
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