well i solved my problem like this;
it may help
There are 2 holes on usb cable metal area. when u plug in your usb cable, little pin which's inside of the usb port, locks it.
so i pushed my credit card into the stucked usb port (downside of usb cable, cause pins locks there) and easily unplugged
downside = There is no usb symbol on it
Enjoy It ! =D
Thank you people..i actually started freaking out
i had my usb daughter board replaced a couple of days ago so all cables were hard..and this wasnt coming also
i tried using pliers but was scared to damage the mobo
finally read these posts
the plastic thing worked for me
i had these sample medicines..so i cut up the packing and put one up and down and pulled them normally and its out
connected it back to the charger and checked if its working..no problem
i cant get a new one as im out of the us
i am not going to get it out of the charger now
thanks for the help
hope apple solves the problem
I too connected my I Pad4 to my laptop and it was stuck good. It just would not shift. The shop that supplied the iPad said Apple new of the problem and were changing the lightning leads. A bit late i would say! They said that the laptop would need to be sent away. After reading all the posts relating to how to remove it but without luck my husband finally got it out with a strip of credit card 12 mm wide which was firm enough and slim enough to push in from the top of the offending USB and release the lugs. Thanks for the help.
All these workarounds and solutions probably have some validity with some people. But my USB was well and truly stuck and I was unable to dislodge it either with credit cards or strips of celluloid film. I called my brother in
law, a precision engineer by trade, who opened his toolbox, and took out an 005 feeler gauge and inserted it on the underside of the USB plug ,nothing moved, he inserted a second, 006, alongside the first, then a third and a fourth 007 and 008 on the top side - and out it came! No harm done but really Apple have had their eye off the ball letting this POS through the QC.
Same thing just happened to me with my Iphone 5 USB cable and my 17" Macbook Pro laptop.
Used CalgaryBen's thin piece of metal trick (cut from pop can) as a shim and it worked.
Thank you CalgaryBen.
Has Apple recalled yet?
I used Phinx's suggestion and it worked. The concept of using thin metal strips just didn't sound
like a great idea in an area that could possibly short out my laptop. Shame on Apple for not catching
this before shipment.
I'm glad I read this. I am going to be buying an iPhone 5 in a week or so, and i just happened to stumble across this on the web. Definitley using wifi sync....another thing, I was reading this, and what with the conspiracy theorist I am, I thought "What if Apple is making it so iPhones can only be plugged into mac computers? (DUH DUH DUHN!!)" But then I saw post where the same problem is happening with macbooks. Oh well. Conspiracy ruined.
This happened to me just now! I plugged my ipad 4 usb charger into my laptop, and I couldn't get it out no matter what! Fortunately I found this post and I was able to pull it out after inserting a piece of packing from my Advil Cold medicine! I was freaked out really!
Glad to have found this. I have an iPhone 5 I purchased on pre-order (so it has whatever original lightening cable came with the phone) and had no previous problems with the charging cable, but I only used it with apple cube and my iMac. I bought a new car (finally one with a USB port!) and plugged in my iPhone and can't get it out! Don't want to have a useless USB port on my car as it is the only one and I need to charge the phone while driving. I also don't want to keep it in there permanently as the port might be needed for something else. I hope the suggestions I'm reading here will work to get it out.
Trick worked. I cut up what I had at hand, a clothing price tag, and it worked to stick between the USB head and the car's USB outlet. Will not be putting it in again until I get a new cable. I tried charging my phone with a lightening to iPhone 30 pin interface I had bought from a vendor at work with an iPhone 4 charger and it said it was not compatible for charging. So I guess I need to find a "fixed" official apple lightening cable to use in my car from now on. Is there really such a thing? Are new cables not getting stuck where old ones did?
Thanks MCLJ.....Same problem - different scenario, but SUCCESS
Using my new iPod lightning connector to a USB socket on my wired Mac keypad and V. stuck!
Thankfully found this forum ( little elsewhere on searches) before I gave in to the brute in me.
plastic card - fail
laminated card - fail
40 Thou metal feeler gague - Success (and easily)
I could at least have sacrificed the keypad - tough for those with bigger issues stuck in or broken off in a notebook or car.