USB-C port jammed

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  1. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    The cable won't fully insert in my Tab 6 Lite. I have done the YT video recommendations running a toothpick around in there to no avail.

    I can't be sure but I think some bug (use it outdoors a lot) might have walked in there and crocked and that I probably worsened the situation when I tried to use force to insert the cable (yeah, I can be impatient too). So are there any option that don't involve going to the PC store? Any spray that will dissolve a bug without harming the electronics?
     
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    thatcomicsguy Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    That's annoying. Peanut butter in yer ports! (I have friends with little kids.)

    Maybe a silly question, but did you try a different cable? Maybe the problem isn't the port. Fingers crossed! (A cable is an easy fix.)
     
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    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Tried three different cables and they all worked before and work with other devices. Something on the left side of the port but I can't see in there.

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    dellaster “Content Consuming Child” Senior Member

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    You probably already tried it but all I can think of doing, if a toothpick or something like that isn’t getting it, is to use one of those cans of compressed air with the teeny-tiny nozzle attachment. If that won’t force the obstruction out I don’t know what will. Maybe in the final extreme I’d use a pointy X-acto blade to carefully chop and scrape the bug, alternating with compressed air.
     
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    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    A pin/needle would do better than a toothpick. So, you don't risk breaking the tip of the wood and compounding the problem.

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    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    No risk of causing electronic problems?

    I've come to the conclusion that a repair shop for phones is probably the smart move.
     
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    So, all well that ends well.
    Found a repair shop, turns out it was a literal bug.
    Some little creature had crawled inside the USB-C port and decided it was the perfect spot for seppuku and that explains why I couldn’t get it out with normal procedures, it had died holding on to one of the pins, Dead man’s hand has gotten a new meaning for me.
     
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