If you’re having trouble charging your Android device, it may be due to a dirty or clogged micro USB charge port. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your Android micro USB charge port without breaking the pins.
Step 1: Power Off Your Device
Before cleaning your micro USB charge port, turn off your Android device and unplug it from any power source.
Step 2: Inspect the Port
Using a flashlight, inspect the micro USB charge port on your device. Look for any visible debris or dirt that may be clogging the port.
Step 3: Clean the Port
Using a soft-bristled toothbrush or a small, soft-bristled brush, gently brush the inside of the micro USB charge port to remove any debris or dirt. Be sure to brush in a straight line and avoid bending or damaging the pins inside the port.
*** DO NOT USE COTTON SWAP OR OTHER FIBER-BASED OBJECTS AS THEY WILL CATCH THE PINS AND CAUSE BENDING THAT WILL REQUIRE SOLDER WORK TO CORRECT! ***
Step 4: Use Compressed Air
If brushing alone does not remove all the debris, you can use compressed air to blow it out. Hold the can of compressed air about six inches away from the port and spray short bursts of air to remove any remaining debris.
Step 5: Test the Port
After cleaning the port, plug in your charger to ensure that the port is clean and working properly. If your device still does not charge, repeat the cleaning process or contact a professional for assistance.
By following these steps, you can clean your Android micro USB charge port without damaging the pins and ensure that your device charges properly.