USB connector broken, cannot charge or boot

Pander pander at
Wed Jan 7 16:39:50 CET 2009

Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El día Wednesday, January 07, 2009 a las 04:14:07PM +0100, Pander escribió:
>> When I 'wiggle' the connector the speaker cracks and the red LED blinks
>> 2 times or 3 times of 4 times and that is that. I'll leave it again for
>> a few hours. Really annoying that it won't boot with empty battery or
>> without a battery :(
>> Yesterday I also had a really bad connection with external USB keyboard.
>>  I thought it was the interndiate USB B - USB A converter but now I
>> think it is really the Freerunner...
> What you say brings me to question I have already for weeks:
> When I plug-in the USB connector into the FR the black part of the USB
> connector does not reach the cover of the FR, there is a small distance
> of about 1.5mm, and one can move the connector a bit in the direction to
> the suspend button or external antenna connector... is that normal?
> I don't remember if that was already from the beginning, or not;
> I think this is at least a weak point and could cause damage to the
> electric part of the connector;

I agree this should be more robust. Perhaps fitting a normal USB
connector would not only decrease the breakdown risk but also improve
connectability with normal USB devices.

> Thx
> 	matthias

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