Pine Book Pro Charging Problems
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Hello,

I got a PBP for the kids and we were very happy with it running Manjaro/Plasma.
Recently, however, it has started to not charge the battery reliably - it took a very specific, tape fixed angle and pressure of the charging plug to convince it to charge, so I assumed the receptacle to be broken.

Took the opportunity to order the (very nice) dock and had to realize that there's most likely a deeper problem: when connecting to the USB3 from the dock, the PBP also only charges with very specific plug positioning and what is more, I realized that it often cycles between charging/decharching as evident from a screen flickeriering between the power plug/battery default settings of KDE.

So I'm most likely looking at a loose connection somewhere in the charging infrastructure inside the PBP housing.
I'd appreciate any hints on how to proceed. Is this a know weak point? What can I replace on my own?

Thank you for any help.

Sincerely, balin
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Pine Book Pro Charging Problems - by balin - 03-06-2021, 07:55 AM
RE: Pine Book Pro Charging Problems - by KC9UDX - 03-06-2021, 11:56 AM
RE: Pine Book Pro Charging Problems - by balin - 03-06-2021, 01:29 PM
RE: Pine Book Pro Charging Problems - by KC9UDX - 03-06-2021, 10:30 PM
RE: Pine Book Pro Charging Problems - by balin - 03-07-2021, 02:55 AM
RE: Pine Book Pro Charging Problems - by balin - 03-07-2021, 10:23 AM
RE: Pine Book Pro Charging Problems - by KC9UDX - 03-07-2021, 10:57 PM

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