wireless charging or other fix for galaxy s3 with bad usb connection?
December 4, 2013 7:52 AM Subscribe
my galaxy s3's usb charging port is loose with every cord I have, and only works in certain positions, (and charges slowly even then) so I'm looking into alternatives, including Qi charging or repairing the port. Advice needed.
posted by gryftir to Technology (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've already ordered an external charger off of ebay so worse comes to worse, I can charge my battery and place it inside, but I'd love to be able to charge the phone without removing the battery. I'm looking at Qi charging. It seems like, and I hope someone can confirm this, you place a receiver directly in touch with the battery, which would bypass the usb plug, and then place the phone on a charging pad.
I'm curious if there is a charging pad, preferably still fairly powerful and not too expensive, that I can buy that works for both at home and in the car, preferably with magnets/a mount so it doesn't slide off the pad while driving.
Alternatively, if I can repair the usb port (I suspect that the solder has come loose, or possibly there is fuzz in the port (based on a youtube video ) ) I'd love to do that, but I'm not sure how easy that might be, as I haven't soldered. I can potentially get some help with that however.
Thanks for any advice on this problem.