/ By Jonathan Hawkins / Charging Problems / 0 Comments

Cell phones are incredibly handy devices that can provide you with many benefits. However, if your cell phone breaks and stops working properly, then this can be very frustrating. This is especially true if something happens, and your cell phone can no longer get charged.

Smartphones typically need to be charged every 1-2 days, so if your phone can’t charge, you will not be able to use it very quickly. There are many causes for your cellphone to lose its ability to charge. Here are some of the top ones.


Charging Port Replacement


Broken Charging Port

Your charging port can become damaged for a number of reasons. For example, if you drop your phone, this can harm your charging port. Also, if accidentally yank your phone while it is charging too many times, this can cause harm as well. Whatever the reason may be, broken charging ports are an extremely common cause of failure to charge.


Over time, dirt can build up in your cellphone’s charging port. This is especially true if you are someone who is frequently exposed to dirt. For example, if you work in landscaping, farming, construction, etc., then you may have a greater chance of experiencing a dirt buildup in your charging port. Too much dirt can prevent the charger from properly connecting to the charging port, resulting in a charge failure.

Dryer Lint

Like dirt, dryer lint is another thing that can build up inside your phone’s charging port and prevent it from charging properly. Dryer lint can also prevent the charger from properly connecting to the charging port on your phone. So, no matter how long you try to charge your phone for, if there is too much lint built up in the device, it is simply not going to charge.



phone with replaced charging port


The Solution


If your phone won’t charge, then you may believe that you have to completely replace your phone to fix the problem. However, this isn’t true. You can simply get it repaired! Getting your phone repaired instead of replaced can save you hundreds of dollars, and you won’t even have to use your insurance for your phone. It is also significantly faster and more convenient. Here are repairs that can be made to help your phone charge properly again.

  1. Replacing the charging port                                                                                                                                     You may not be aware of this, but the entire charging port can be taken out and replaced with a new one. The new one can be soldered on to make your phone just like new! After the new charging port is in, your phone will be able to get fully charged once more. Replacing the charging port is actually one of the top four most common cell phone repairs.
  1. Cleaning the charging port                                                                                                                              Cellphone repair shops will be able to thoroughly inspect your charging port. It may be possible to remove dirt, lint, or other debris with special tools. However, sometimes, this is not possible and the port must be replaced. Also, if the port has been damaged, it must be replaced.
  1. Replacing the charger                                                                                                                                                     In some cases, the charger itself may be the actual problem. A good cellphone repair shop will inspect both your cell phone and your charger and will be able to easily get to the root cause of the issue. If it is the charger, a simple replacement can fix the issue! New cell phone chargers usually only cost about $15-$30.


RockIt Repairs is a high-quality cell phone repair company that can help you with issues such as a failure to charge. Please feel free to contact RockIt Repairs today if you have a cellphone issue that you need fixed!





/ By Jonathan Hawkins / Charging Problems / 0 Comments

Instances of fires, explosions and other serious emergencies involving lithium-ion batteries have increased over the last year. Mobile phone and other Li-ion powered device users often wonder if there is anything they can do to protect themselves against this danger. Additionally, people are surprised to learn that the risks associated with Li-ion batteries can affect mobile phone repairs. We have created this short guide to help make the topic less confusing.

What are lithium-ion batteries?

Li-ion batteries are rechargeable energy cells that generate electrochemical reactions via a solution of non-metallic lithium ions. They are perfect for use in portable electronics because they are less unstable than lithium metal and dense enough to create lightweight batteries.

Why do they cause so many problems?

Liquid electrolytes inside the batteries are flammable and irritate the skin. Without certain safety measures, lithium-ion batteries suffer instability, overheat and then expand from pressure, catch fire or explode. Manufacturer and design flaws and defects and user error and accidents can also cause overheating and battery damage. Any type of damage can release toxic gasses as well.

How to decrease the risks

Since manufacturing problems can happen at any time, it is important that you regularly check the manufacturer’s website for recall notices and warnings. Also, always use manufacturer-approved chargers and only as instructed. Unapproved chargers might not meet safety requirements or have power management systems to prevent rapid charging or overcharging and related overheating. Replace swollen, damaged and hotter-than-normal batteries and keep batteries away from heat sources, including sunlight, stoves, pants pockets and between seat cushions. Lastly, since any device irregularities affect battery stability, hire a repair expert to inspect devices that experience sudden hardware or software problems or any type of ground drops or damage.

At our RockIT Repairs cell phone repair locations, our experienced technicians help local and long-distance customers determine if their lithium-ion batteries are safe and if repair-related problems might have a negative impact on working batteries. Beyond mobile phones, we perform Kindle repair and fix tablets, laptops, related accessories and other electronics that contain lithium-ion batteries. Contact us today for more information.