Original post by: jroth ,
This might be kind of late, but try cleaning the phone connector with some rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide and a q-tip. You can cut the middle of the q-tip at an angle to create a pick to get gunk out of the connector and use the peroxide and rubbing alcohol to clean off the leads (metal connectors). I had to flatten the q-tip end (I used pliers) so it would fit inside the connector on the phone. I was amazed with the sharp end how much stuff I got out (make sure the connector/wire goes in all the way). Then when I put peroxide in, it foamed and then I rinsed it out with rubbing alcohol and wiped more dirt off the leads with the soft end of the q-tip. I was able to charge my phone once, but had to repeat the process to get it to charge again.