If the device in question is still under warranty, the manufacturer can repair the charging dock for free. Without a warranty, the manufacturer can still fix the charging port for a fee, or other independent repair companies, such as Cell Phone Repair, Ibreak and Nationwide Repair Centre, can handle it.
Most devices come with after-sales services, such as a warranty, which is an assurance that in the event the device is faulty in any way, the manufacturer will repair it free of charge. Warranties vary depending on the manufacturer, but they generally last twelve months upon purchase. Within this duration, the manufacturer can repair the charging port in the event of a fault, depending on the damage. A consumer simply returns the device to the store where he purchased it with a copy of the receipt and the warranty. If the warranty has expired, the device manufacturer can still repair the charging port but at a fee. The manufacturer is a safe bet, since it is better suited to repair its own devices.
Consumers can also consult private repair companies, such as Cell Phone Repair, that deal with the repair of tablets, laptops, consoles, mp3 player and other gadgets at a cost. Many have outlets throughout the USA and provide a mailing address where consumers can send their devices to be repaired. Other companies, such as Ibreak and Nationwide Repair Centre, also specialise in repairs and can also be contacted for further assistance with regards to charging port repairs.