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  • FlaccidReality Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 25, 2013 7:23 AM (in response to EJB12)

    iPhone 5 charging issue could be due to excessive "lint/dust/dirt" buildup in the charging port. The port is small and accumulates dust/link easily and prevents proper connection with cable.

     

    Use a thumb tack, paper clip, or twist tie to remove all lint from the charging port and begin charging as normal!

  • smarkow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 27, 2013 11:29 AM (in response to FlaccidReality)

    I was having an issue with my iPhone 5 having to really shove the chord into the phone to get it to charge, and it had to be done in a certain way.  Read on here people had lint issues and figured i would give that a shot.  Couldn't believe how much lint was in the charging slot, and once I cleaned it out with a pint and then used some compressed air to fully clean it out, the charger began to work PERFECTLY. 

  • ljeffries6090 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 29, 2013 6:34 PM (in response to Ath3rs)

    I have never had a problem with my Iphone 4 or 4s, i really wish i wouldn't have upgraded to the 5c... feels like the biggest downgrade ever. It makes us people who are #teamiphone look completely dumb when we can't even do half of the things that android users can... like CHARGE OUR PHONES!! Resolving this issue is a must or I am one iphone customer who will tuck my pride and leave apple for android because i need my phone to actually work!

  • xovaleriya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2013 7:56 AM (in response to finngirl45)

    How should the correct way of charging be?

  • graphico Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 3, 2013 9:06 PM (in response to xovaleriya)

    Well, I bought 5 black cords on ebay for different charging stations thoughout the house, office and cars. They were more snug than Apple certified cords but they all worked well.

     

    I got tired of replacing the flimsy expensive Apple cords, you see.

     

    Tonight all the black cords failed to charge my iPhone 5. I fiddled with them all trying different things to no avail. I finally hunted down an original Apple cord and it charges the phone. I find this very strange.

  • Philip Royds Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 6, 2013 8:55 PM (in response to superbiker47)

    Ditto, pulled out a huge amount of fluff then my phone started charged perfectly

  • graphico Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 6, 2013 10:12 PM (in response to graphico)

    I found a white Apple cord, plugged it in and it started charging. I tried the 5 cords that quit working the day before and now they all charge. Go figger.

  • gch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 9, 2013 6:41 AM (in response to Ath3rs)

    Just booked an appointment with the Genius bar at my local Apple store to sort out my iPhone 5 not charging problem as it's still under warranty.

    Thought I'd check the forums and JockOakwood had the answer to my problem. There was a lot of compacted fluff in the socket, I used a plastic toothpick and it all works beautifully again

    Thank you Jock, hope this helps someone too

    G

  • ralf__ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 12, 2013 3:00 AM (in response to Ath3rs)

    ditto here, had the appointment at the store made, was wondering what to expect. Checked here and found that for me as well it was the fluff in the socet that was causing it. Got it out with a paper clip all works fine again.

    Trip to the store safed

    Thanks

  • shettig Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 14, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to Jpmrcool)

    I have the same exact problem requiring application of pressure on the

    connector to activate charging. The phone is 1 month out of warranty

    so will be taking it to technician to see if it is connector damage or

    coating on connector.

  • QuarterSwede Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 14, 2013 9:03 AM (in response to Ath3rs)

    My wife had her cable replaced earlier this year and she hasn't had a problem since. I had mine replaced yesterday and it charges fine. My iPhone 5 had no lint and nor did hers.our issue was fraying lightning cables under the collar where you can't see it. It'll kink even with repeated light use causing a bulge. It's only a matter of time until it frays and starts shorting. Both of us had this happen on our cables that are only used to charge at night on our nightstands.

  • egul Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 15, 2013 11:47 AM (in response to QuarterSwede)

    Buy some more charge cables off of Amazon.

    You can get 3 for $6 good cables if you look a bit.   Even for the lightning cables on the iPhone 5 running IOS7.

    Yes they are Chinese but read the Comments with the ad.   Some are real good and some are real bad!

    Pick the good ones.

    I've bought probably 2 dozen, some have been DOA and some work well.   There are short, long, lighted, EL flowing light cables, and all kinds of styles.

    Just accept that there are good and bad companies and some actually do want to earn your business and correct their problems.

     


    Oh yea, if you don't like buying Chinese electronics, then go to Apple.com or Best Buy and pay $19 or $29 !

  • graphico Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 15, 2013 12:25 PM (in response to egul)

    Yes, or buy the apple cables also Made in China.

  • keafao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 15, 2013 12:37 PM (in response to Ath3rs)

    My iphone 5 cable stopped chargind on laptop usb.... at car the cable charges ok. I thought my dog chewed my cable but no signal of damage. So I tried my cable car and it does not charge on usb computer.

     

    I thought problem with my usb computer. So tried pen drives and also ipad 2 and all function well.

     

    I start searching for solution of this on web.... read some posts.... and plug and unplug the cable and nothing....

     

    When I invert the cable that connect to iphone it worked.... started charging on usb. Since both faces look the same it makes no sense for me. But it is working for now.

     

    I have 3 cables, one in car, home and work... the car it is working with no problem, no faces changing need. My problem started on usb computer.

     

    I think this is a bad quality since too many posts over web about this cables. Maybe a bad project?

     

    Good luck

  • BFoss83 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 16, 2013 6:14 PM (in response to FlaccidReality)

    I had a ton of lint in mine! Thank you for the suggestion!

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