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Kind Fire Chargin Port Repair of Bad Repair

Device: Kindle Fire
Symptoms: Will not charge.
Repair: Replace usb receptacle

The owner purchased this Kindle off of Craigslist, supposedly in perfect condition. Lasted a couple weeks then quit charging. Someone had previously attempted to re-attache the charging port, so this is an example of how a repair shouldn't and should look.

−= Attempted Repair =−

Way too much flux and the solder is dull. When done correctly, solder joints should be bright and shiny.

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−= Correct Repair =−

Pads & mounting area cleaned and prepped.

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New usb receptacle with bright and shiny solder joints.

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Complete and charging.

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