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Deterioration of USB Port?
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:16:45 AM »
There are some advantages of sideloading docs via cable, but I worry a bit about deterioration of the USB port caused by frequent plugging/unplugging?

Are my worries unfounded? Has anyone had problems with the USB port?

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Re: Deterioration of USB Port?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 10:25:27 AM »
Ive been doing it this way since I got my kindle over a year ago - my ISP and kindle wont play nicely. No problems as yet.

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Re: Deterioration of USB Port?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 11:40:46 AM »
Micro USB ports are rated for 10,000 plug/unplug cycles, for what it is worth. This is the same as a smartphone, most of which have to plugged in at least once a day to recharge battery. I have never had one go bad, but have had cables that work with one device and not one of my Kindles; other cables didnt have this issue so I think cables go bad before ports. In some cases a little Deoxy can help clean the contacts so they continue to work reliably.

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Re: Deterioration of USB Port?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 02:09:38 PM »
My kids' Fires have got trashed USB ports. It is a nightmare trying to get them to charge - minutes of jiggling and balancing, trying to get the charging icon to appear and stay there when I let go.

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Re: Deterioration of USB Port?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 03:38:03 AM »
It's far more likely they have trashed cables,. The usb port doesnt stop the cable from wobberling about, the clips in the plug in do
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Re: Deterioration of USB Port?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 02:55:02 PM »
A bit of both. Even with new cables it's not brilliant. The little bit inside the port that sticks up inside the plug wobbles alarmingly.

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Re: Deterioration of USB Port?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2018, 10:45:14 AM »
Thanks. I'll worry less. I had some device whose USB port deteriorated.

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