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  • T.Apaydin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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



  • Revanth_B Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 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 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

  • Jenii3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • MCLJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.1-DSCF1703.JPG

  • kikid Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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?

  • m48a3 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • LexisClark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same thing just happened to me; just bite it and pull it out, then buy a new charger; if you take it to the apple store, I'm sure they will give you a new one.

  • LexisClark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same thing just happened to me, except on the phone not the laptop; just bite it and pull it out, then buy a new charger; if you take it to the apple store, I'm sure they will give you a new one.

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  • funbrett Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    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.

  • Pinklady2013 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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!

  • becca2600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine is stuck also:( i have been so dissapointed in Apple products lately. does anyone happen to know how to get it out?

  • DataKiT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • DataKiT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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?

  • dupata Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • Nicki Wang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just bought iPhone 5S today, plug usb cable to my HP laptop, can not disconnect it from my laptop again, unbelievable.