Originally Posted by monkeypaw
One thing I've always wondered about is if just trying to re-solder the connector may work for many people. It seems more likely that there's a crack in the solder than the metal connections inside the USB breaking. But it hasn't happened to me yet so I don't know where it fails.
That was the issue I had with my car stereo and a motherboard before. Cracks in the solder. Totally invisible but melting the solder again fixed them.
I'm going to give that a shot...but I'm not willing to try it out and potentially be 100% out of a phone. I ordered a 9700 today. After I get that phone I'll try fixing the 8820. Who knows...if I fix it I might just send the 9700 back...but I'm guessing that I'll fall in love with the new device. If only I was in a 3G area I could use the 9700 for my home internet since I'm on horribly slow 1.5MB/s Verison DSL (fastest available on my street)
Will I be able to use the 8820 with WiFi without the sim card? I've been using FreeMote
to control my Ubuntu box and MythTV and it would be nice to have a dedicated blackberry to act as a wireless keyboard/mouse for my HTPC.