Same here. Nowhere to be found. Maybe somebody from FP could answer on, when the bottom module might become availalabe again?
Is this happening in the next weeks, sometime this year or (hopefully not) never? This would really impact the troubles I might go through to get one.
For me it is not urgent now, but the connection of the USB-C is bad and sometimes the phone doesn’t charge at all.
It seems to be available in a suiss shop:
But they charge an extra of 20 CHF for shipping to the EU and you’re likely to pay import tax on top of that. So roughly 50€ for a 20€ part…
Thank you for letting us know, @Joao! I have had serious problems charging my FP3 for more than a week now, even though I cleaned all the contacts a few months ago, and I always use a dust cover for the USB-C port… so I need a new bottom module too
So it may not be debris in the port, given that you use a dust cover. I use a magnetic adapter so the post does not suffer from repeated physical stress.
However the ports contacts can be tarnished and they are fixed, so any physically loose issue can be down to the cable that has sprung contacts.
You can dismantle the actual bottom module for a better ‘clean’. You’ll see it’s pretty much a straight through connection which just passes the power to the core module which then decides how much to send to the battery.
You also may want to consider the contacts to the main board.
I opened my phone only four months ago and took the opportunity to clean all the contacts. However, the phone is “very fussy” about when and how to charge (no charging, slow charging, normal charging… for a week now it never charges fast), even with different chargers and cables.
As @Joao says, I’m afraid of damaging it more if I open the bottom module… I would feel more comfortable changing everything.
In any case, it frustrates me to have so many problems with this port. I hope it gets fixed soon.
TL:DR; I have two bottom modules for sale: Would sell them for 15€ (only tested once) and 10€ (used). Location: NL. PM me if interested.
my phone had some charging issues, so I ordered a new module. Turns out that was not the issue, so I can resell it now. A few days ago, my phone died (just on its own, no water damage etc), so I would assume the module in that phone should also still work. Also have all the other parts of that broken phone.
P.S.: I would recommend to anyone urgently seeking an FP3 bottom module to add your REGION/LOCATION (if that is possible) to your request. Maybe someone local has a used bottom module from a defect FP3 or something similar to offer.