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If the USB-C charging port of your Pine64 PinePhone loses its functionality, you can replace it by using this guide. Charging ports can become damaged from everyday use or obstructions pushed further into the device by the charging cord, but are easily fixed following this guide.

Before beginning, inspect the inside of the port and remove any debris inside. If the phone still refuses to charge, or only charges at certain angles, proceed.

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  1. Pine64 PinePhone Charging Port Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 2 Pine64 PinePhone Charging Port Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Place the device face down on a non-scratch surface.

  2. Pine64 PinePhone Charging Port Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Using a fingernail pry open the back cover off with the bottom left indent.

  3. Pine64 PinePhone Charging Port Replacement, Charging Port: step 3, image 1 of 3 Pine64 PinePhone Charging Port Replacement, Charging Port: step 3, image 2 of 3 Pine64 PinePhone Charging Port Replacement, Charging Port: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Using a Phillips #000 screwdriver, remove each of the screws around the perimeter of the PinePhone.

    • Remove the battery.

  4. Pine64 PinePhone Charging Port Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the midframe from the phone.

  5. Pine64 PinePhone Charging Port Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully lift up the vibrator, connected to the board by two wires.

  6. Pine64 PinePhone Charging Port Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Applying even pressure, lift up the board.

    • An adhesive is all that is keeping it to the frame of the phone, so there should be minimum resistance.

    • With a new adhesive strip, connect the replacement board to the frame. Make sure to secure the vibrator in the same place as the original.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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