I really don't know man, I took the camera for charging, and before inserting the charging cable I noticed the charging port was off center, so I opened the casing, and both pieces just fell right out... I haven't used any force at all on them, since I know what delicate stuff that is, but there is also an advantage to this: now I have an excuse to buy me something new ..... but it is sad nonetheless.....
I had something like that happen with a Mobius one time but not quite so bad. The plug got damaged but it stayed in place. I think the USB cable got yanked a couple of times and that's likely what did the mini-B port in.
I don't think so, I'm always very carefull inserting the connector....
I've broken 2 of those d@#^ ports with one my fault. I hate them. I HATE THEM
@dirkzelf a good computer or phone repair shop might be able to fix it. I have considered epoxying all mine after testing and/or warranty to prevent breakage but sure as I do, the d@#^ things will fail electrically and I won't be able to replace them
No USB was designed for this type of use; they're meant for semi-permanant connections on a desktop PC and it's peripherals, not a vibrating jolting dashcam where the wire can get accidentally pulled around once in awhile.
OK, Gitup does not blink, so I need a solution to keep using the camera w/o USB power input. As I have 2 camera's I can still charge the batteries, but one battery does not charge any further than half (50%) even after an overnight charge (in the remaining undamaged camera, where the other battery charges to full 100%), I need new batteries as well.
Any idea's? Buy extra batteries and a desktop charger I guess? Does Gitup (or anyone else) sell that?
Found it:Not sure about a desktop charger though.