1. The Flame's Avatar
    The USB port on my Nokia Lumia 900 has failed and so my phone will not charge. Moreover, even tho there's a spittle of current left in the battery my computer no longer recognizes the device. Id like to replace the port. Has anyone successfully accomplished this? Where's the best place to get the part and how much should it cost? I've had the phone apart on several occasions so am comfortable with that part of the operation, however, the USB port is soldered on the pcb and so needs a bit extra effort to make any repairs. What think?

    TF

    ps - (The iPhone ive been borrowing as a replacement stinks! I never realized how much I preferred the WP interface until now, when I no longer have it)
    10-28-2013 11:11 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It's probably not worth trying to replace at this point. You'd be better off getting a new 520, since the 520 is available at a low cost without needing a contract.
    10-28-2013 10:42 PM
  3. weaksauce27's Avatar
    lumia 900 usb port | eBay

    ^ They sell for less than $10 and if you know how or comfortable of taking your phone apart.

    Or you can just make the switch to the 520 like what Laura said.
    10-29-2013 12:20 PM
  4. The Flame's Avatar
    Yes, the 520 has the big advantage of being a wp8 device. Even so, ive found the part for less than $5 on ebay and Ive had the phone apart several ties already. Its a snap! Soldering the part on may be an issue tho. I may just try is to have as a backup and will probably check out the 520. thx
    10-29-2013 08:02 PM
  5. Citizen X's Avatar
    The Flame, you are not alone. Several people have had this complaint about the Lumia 900. I don't know if it is a Nokia problem or just a micro USB problem. I really hope they take these problems into consideration when planning out the next iteration of USB.
    12-18-2013 12:56 PM
  6. Dominick Squillace's Avatar
    @The Flame.

    I too have had my usb charging port break. i finally got fed up and decided to take it apart to replace it. It just so happens the the back of the port broke and the solder connections for the micro usb were also broke off and were shorting out my screen and phone. i have ordered new ones incase of future failures lol if you can solder and can follow some you tube video instruction you can open upon and disassemble the lumia 900 fairly easily. Trying to remove the old usb charging port was a bit of a hassle but it is do able with a little patience and some sold desoldering techniques. The ports will be here by the end of the week so who to say if it actually works lol
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    02-04-2014 04:09 PM
  7. Citizen X's Avatar
    @The Flame.

    I too have had my usb charging port break. i finally got fed up and decided to take it apart to replace it. It just so happens the the back of the port broke and the solder connections for the micro usb were also broke off and were shorting out my screen and phone. i have ordered new ones incase of future failures lol if you can solder and can follow some you tube video instruction you can open upon and disassemble the lumia 900 fairly easily. Trying to remove the old usb charging port was a bit of a hassle but it is do able with a little patience and some sold desoldering techniques. The ports will be here by the end of the week so who to say if it actually works lol
    Please keep us posted and post some pictures as well. I went ahead and got a 1520 but if I can solder a new port onto my Lumia 900 I will keep it as a backup. I might order a new battery and install it too while I have device open. Really other than the microUSB issue the phone is flawless.
    02-08-2014 08:49 AM

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