Samsung has introduced tw new affordable Smartphones to the Ghanaian market.
Samsung has introduced tw new affordable Smartphones to the Ghanaian market.

Your smartphone battery constantly goes dead, or the device freezes while playing music? When this happens, many owners go to the repair shop with a heavy heart and may end up paying a lot of money for a new battery or headphones.

Samsung has introduced tw new affordable Smartphones to the Ghanaian market.
Samsung has introduced tw new affordable Smartphones to the Ghanaian market.

However, the cause of the problem may be as simple as dirt, according to German computer magazine c’t.

A dirty USB port can mean that insufficient power reaches the phone during charging. Firstly, you should try cleaning the socket with a compressed air spray. If that doesn’t work, try using a different charging cable and adaptor.

During the guarantee period, many manufacturers will repair the USB jack for free, the experts say. Another alternative is that more and more phone models can be charged wirelessly, which makes a charging cable unnecessary.

Dirt or debris that gets into the headphone socket can be carefully picked out with a tweezers or paper clip. This usually restores good contact with the jack. If that doesn’t work the headphone socket probably needs to be replaced in the workshop – unless you can live with Bluetooth headphones and their often inferior sound.

Another common form of damage seen in ageing smartphones is the splintered display.

Even so, the devices can often function unimpaired, especially when only the cover glass is chipped and the LCD panel is intact.

If the display is splintered you should stick a layer of plastic film over it to prevent further damage and to protect yourself against splinters, the c’t experts say.

GNA

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