Replace my Pixel 3a USB-C connector
If I replace my Pixel 3a USB-C connector because it's crappy, can I get something with better quality, or will it be just the same?
It will be the same….problem with the majority of devices that they make these days, is that they use surface mount components instead of board mount. The problem with surface mount is this; eventually the connections get loose and the whole thing becomes disconnected from the board from the stress of plugging and unplugging it over and over. Surface mount is exactly what it sounds like…there are no “legs” on the connector that actually poke through to the other side of the board and get soldered thus making it a securely anchored port, they are instead flush with the board and just sit on top of it and get soldered…. A stupid decision on the manufacturers part - to start using this type of port….or maybe smart, because eventually and inevitably they self-destruct and the consumer is forced to get a new device because that is usually cheaper than the repair cost. The only cost effective way to fix it is to do it yourself if you know how. You can get 10 USB ports for a $1.00 on ebay.
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