If we want our Xiaomi mobile to last us a few years, it is essential that we perform certain maintenance tasks . And no, we are not talking at the software level, but keeping your speakers clean, or as we will explain below, cleaning your USB port to avoid charging problems .
Given the nature of the USB port, whether it is a microUSB or USB Type C, dirt tends to get inside it, embedding itself right at the bottom , pushed by the charging cable connector itself.
This in the long run can cause charging problems, either generating interruptions or even reaching the point that our Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO does not charge . That is why keeping the USB port clean is a fundamental task.
How to clean the USB port of your Xiaomi safely
If your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO does not charge or suffers intermittent power cuts , the idea is that we clean its USB port . For this, there are two different ways to do it, as well as several recommendations to make the process safe, as well as effective:
1. Use a wooden toothpick or as a last resort, a pin
The most effective way to clean the USB port of a mobile device, be it a Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO or any other brand, is to use a wooden toothpick . Thanks to this we can extract from its interior any remaining dirt, lint or dust particles that make loading difficult.
As an additional advice, add that it is safer to carry out this cleaning with a wooden utensil or made of a non-conductive material. In the event that in this way we are unable to remove all the dirt, the thing to do would be to use a pin very carefully.
In addition, once we manage to uncover the most dirt with the toothpick or pin, it is convenient to use a soft fiber toothbrush . Thanks to this we configure dragging the rest of the dirt that has come off to the outside.
2. Finish cleaning using compressed air
Finally, since the USB port does not contain small components that can be easily detached, we can use compressed air to finish cleaning any remaining dirt or lint.
In Amazon you can find these practical canisters of compressed air that will allow you not only to clean the USB port of your Xiaomi, but also other objects such as controls, keyboards, etc.