HTC ONE – USB No longer recognized (but is charging)

I have a HTC ONE M7
I just connected to charger with bad brand usb cable
Once I plugged my phone into the computer, the battery indicator is charging, but the USB connection never happens.
and there is no sound in my pc that there is any device connected and no new device in device manager

I’ve rebooted both the PC and the Phone. I factory reset the phone. I plugged the phone into another windows PC and then my Linux box. On the windows boxes, I get absolutely nothing — no complaint of bad drivers. Nothing in device manager.

In all cases, same thing. A charge, but no connection. Linux shows nothing on a lsusb command. adb devices returns nothing as well.

In fastboot mode also nothing

I replaced usb flat cable with new one .. and same

Ideas? Thoughts? Help? I’m fearful the USB connection in the phone went bad somehow. Not sure how to debug the phone itself… As I cannot get to it’s drive.