Originally Posted by Drewdatrip
The reason its not covered is its due to user error. And its physical damage. you either bent the pints or tweaked the port and severed a connection. sorry to be blunt and athe barer of bad news but this is the deal...
you can get a new usb + solder job for about a bill if you can find a place locally
I have used mini USB ports on countless products from cameras, phones, card readers, etc., and have never had a failure on any of them. I have had two on the Blackberry Pearl 8100. It seems that this is a product defect if so many people are having the same issue.