10 Replies Latest reply: Oct 9, 2008 4:17 AM by Vincent Metayer
Vincent Metayer Level 2 Level 2
Hello everyone!

I have a big problem with my iPhone...
It is not charging anymore on both my dock and wall charger, and only on my UBL On Time iPod player. Therefore, I cannot sync my iPhone with my computer anymore :S...

This happened since this morning. I used my iPhone calculator app. and fell asleep while it was still on. I woke up later and my iPhone was boiling hot. Coincidence?

Any ideas?


Family: MacBook 13'/Pro 17', iMac 20' old, iMac 20'/24' new, Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.4), 2 iPhones 8GB 2G, Nokia N93, 2 iPods 30/80GB, 1 Nano 4GB, 3 UBL On Time
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7
    Reset the iPhone (hold sleep/wake and home buttons continuously until you see the Apple logo).
  • Vincent Metayer Level 2 Level 2
    Hey Neuroanatomist!

    I tried that already, but it doesn't work...

    Do you have any other ideas?

    Thank you!
  • Vincent Metayer Level 2 Level 2
    Oh and also, when I charge my iPhone on my dock, I get the message:

    "This accessory is not made to work with iPhone.
    Would you like to turn on Airplane Mode to reduce audio interference? You will not be able to make or receive calls."

    Which is usually what happens when I charge it with my iPod player, never happened with the dock.

    As I started writing this message, I tried to put my phone on the dock, it started to charge, but dit not appear on iTunes. It only happened once, and does not charge anymore.

    I am completely baffled... None of this ever happened!
  • Vincent Metayer Level 2 Level 2
    Anyone have any suggestions?

    I heard that the iPhone has limited number of charges... Is it what happened to mine? Did it overheat?
    This is driving me crazy...

  • clubelite Level 1 Level 1
    Got the same problem here since 2 weeks.
    I searched and googled the whole night..can't find anything about it.
    Did you charged it before via a car adapter or something like that?
    That's actually when the whole mess started here, i think.
    I tried it all, nothing works.
    Firewire adapter, other systems, nothing, only via the power adapter it charges.
    I guess it will die soon here...
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10
    Have you tried without using the dock - with the USB cable connected direct to your iPhone?

    Are you connected direct to a USB port on your Mac - not via a hub? Connecting to an available USB port on your keyboard or monitor is considered a USB hub.

    If not, have you tried connecting to a different USB port on your computer?

    Your cable may be bad, so do you have another cable to use to test if this resolves it?
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10
    The iPhone does not have a limited number of charges per se, but it does have a limited number of complete discharge and charge cycles.

    Copied from this link.


    +A properly maintained iPhone battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 400 full charge and discharge cycles. You may choose to replace your battery when it no longer holds sufficient charge to meet your needs.+
  • Vincent Metayer Level 2 Level 2
    Hey Allan Sampson,

    I have tried:
    - with dock (with 2 different docks)
    - with just the cable from the dock (with 2 different cables)
    - with iPod cables
    - wall chargers
    - with my iPod player connected to my computer (which is the only device that will charge my iPhone, but even connected to the computer, will not sync)
    - different USB ports
    (And the keyboard doesn't provide enough power for the iPhone to be recognized.)

    I even went to an Apple store and tested on a few other iPod/iPhone players.
    The guys there told me that maybe it was a pin problem, but they're not sure. And even if it was the case, they say they don't know where it can be fixed... They gave me an estimation price for a pin fix procedure of the equivalent of 200~250 US$.

    I don't understand why it will charge on ONE iPod player that I have and nothing else.

    Does that means I have to get another phone or what? That súcks...
  • jcgifford75 Level 1 Level 1
    I've been having similar problems with mine for the past several weeks. It started with the 'accessory not made for iPhone' message and has snowballed from there. I took the phone to the Apple store, but all they did was clean the port, speakes, and earpiece. Now, everytime I power it on, I get a screen prompting me to enter my Voicemail password. I've never had a password for my voicemail. I just enter a random four number code and it lets me in, but the same message pops up over and over again. The Apple store near me is not real convenient to me, so I've had to switch my SIM card over to my old phone until I can get a chance to go there.

    Also, regardng charging the battery; mine will charge but the meter on the screen is wrong. I can put it on a charger, but it doesn't indicate it's charging, but when I take it off it seems to have more battery life.
  • Vincent Metayer Level 2 Level 2
    Anybody have any other ideas on this issue?
    iPhone not charging/syncing and always getting this "This accessory is not made to work with iPhone..." message?