From another thread: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/tec...ort-broke.html
A similar thing happened to me.
I was trying to put the phone on the charger and it was difficult. I looked inside and one of the pins has been pushed inside of the phone. That is four pins are there looking not quite perfectly uniform/lined up and one is gone.
I purchased my droid in November 09, so I don't think any warranty stands on it. I don't have insurance.
I was wondering whether your phone was out of warranty or what exactly you went through to get it returned.
To complicate matters, my droid is rooted using this method:
Root Droid 1 - regardless of OS version
When I try to plug in the usb cable anyway, the droid immediately power cycles and keeps power cycling.
My wife has a droid so I am able to alternately charge my battery with her phone, but that's kind of limiting. I'd rather not live with that.
Here's another broken microusb thread where someone had it rooted:Need to set my phone back to stock without using the usb cable
They wanted to return to stock and gave up- eventually microwaving their phone. They had insurance, which again I lack.
So: how to unroot without a usb cable? Should I unroot? (my feeling is I should if there's a chance I can get it swapped)
And what's my chances of getting the broken microusb phone exchanged for a refurbished phone since I'm out of warranty?