Keyboard case not charging (or not working) and a possible FIX for both
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I had the same issue, keyboard working but no charge unless I pressed the shell and phone.

Since I thought I saw a slight bulge I got suspicious of the plastic "guide" pin in the shell. It would make sense since it seems the pogos closest to it has the problems.

So I took a knife and remove a few millimeters of the plastic guide pin and now my keyboard shell seems to work as it should.

I have no idea what longterm ill effects this might have but for now it works for me.
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(04-25-2022, 04:04 AM)Humid Stylus Wrote: Since I thought I saw a slight bulge I got suspicious of the plastic "guide" pin in the shell. It would make sense since it seems the pogos closest to it has the problems.

So I took a knife and remove a few millimeters of the plastic guide pin and now my keyboard shell seems to work as it should.

Thanks for this suggestion.

I started having the same problem with the keyboard not connecting to the PinePhone today. I came to the same conclusion after having no success with contact cleaner and reinstalling the PinePhone a couple of times. If I pressed on the back of the case directly above the pogo pins it would connect, but only while I kept pressing. I was looking at the keyboard case where the pogo pins connect and also noticed the rectangular locating pin. After reading your comment I used a sharp craft knife and shaved a fraction of a mm off the pin. It now connects easily with both keyboard and power.
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If it's like the ordinary PinePhone back cover that's a retaining clip not a guide pin, and you sometimes have to press the back cover there for it to engage. The only reason to have a clip in the middle like that is to improve contact on the pogo pins, but if the clip isn't engaged it will make contact worse.
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