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Old 10-15-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Ist gen Fire wont charge

Contacted Amazon, lady said try different chargers, with no result. No orange or green light. That seems to be their only test. She then offered to sell me one at great discount. REFURBISHED. I asked about getting mine repaired she said no, they dont repair only re-furbish. Whats the diff I asked. She informed me that re-furbishing was the only way for them to offer superior products. After this BS I said I would probably go the Apple or Google route. Luckily I found the charge problem thread on this forum and Fire is charging fine as we speak. Thanks MOBILE READ.
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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The micro-usb jack is surface soldered, poorly, to the board. This is a common flaw on the first-gen fire and pops up right around the end of your warranty. The repair appears fairly simple, if you have some skill with a soldering iron. There are several videos on YouTube that show how it is done. Any place that does cell phone repair should be able to do the job, but the cost may be prohibitive.
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