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The OontZ Angle 3 is a high quality, lightweight speaker made by Cambridge SoundWorks.

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charging port is broken where do I go to replace it and can I replace

I have a OontZ Angle 3 the charging port is broken where do I go to replace it and can I replace it myself

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Local electronic repair shops will charge $75 just to turn on their soldering gun. Since a new Oontz Angle 3 Ultra (4th Gen.) is under $40, repairing it doesn't make any sense. What a shame to have to throw away an otherwise perfectly good device.

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Me too , same issue .. I think it needs improvement . I loved the speaker but the fit of charging port seemed off since beginning …

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I have owned 3 and all have failed due to the charging port. I have determined the best solution is to buy a different brand and hope Oontz will figure out why they are losing sales and fix it. The speakers are amazing and at a great price but there are others.

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Hi @royalsmoker69 ,

If the charging port is loose or broken, you’ll need SMD (surface mounted device) soldering skills and tools to effect the repair, as the micro USB connector is mounted directly onto the motherboard.

Here’s a link to the ifixit OontZ Angle 3 Motherboard Replacement guide, which should help to gain access to the connector.

Here’s an image showing the connector on the board

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If the connector is just loose from the board it can be resoldered back on again. If the connector is damaged and needs to be replaced you will have to find the correct replacement to fit the motherboard, as not all micro USB connectors have the same configuration as to their mounting lugs etc.

Check on places such as Ebay, Mouser.com, Element14, etc for replacement connectors. Search for micro USB type B female socket to find one which has the same configuration as the one installed at present.

If the repair seems too daunting a task, take your speaker to a reputable, professional electronics or mobile phone repair service and get a quote for the repair.

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I have the same problem and need to replace the usb connector. To replace the usb connector is not that hard for me. The challenge is to find the correct part that fit the board footprint. Does anyone know the mfr part number for the usb connector?

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Hi @fred_xu ,

Don't know the mfr part # so you may have to trawl through this page and view the data sheets for likely candidates ;-)

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All you really have to do is solder the pins from the connector back onto the board. The original solders were weak.

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