I had to pull out and re-insert my 3A a few times to get it to be recognised. As a result I found it disassembled itself leaving the metal USB-A sleeve in the port, which I had to remove with tweezers.
I have attempted to reassemble the four parts and glue them with epoxy resin. I’ll find out tomorrow if it works.
I would have hoped for better build quality or at least a stronger gluing-together. Has anyone else faced this problem?