Part Number and Vendor For USB Connector
Does anyone know the right part number for the USB connector that is on the Playbook? Or a suggested part number for a replacement connector? This would allow replacement of the USB connector on the Playbook. This part is very easily damaged because of a design problem in aligning the USB pins in the Playbook with the USB pins on the charger that is supplied with the Playbook. What about a parts vendor, would Mouser or Digi-Key have the right part?
I looked at the teardown for the Playbook and note that the connector is soldered right to the motherboard. Could the Playbook's connector be removed from the motherboard and replaced with a new connector that meets the manufacturer's specifications or is there an alternate connector that would work better?