The lightning connector is not reversible?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Androidfan1x, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    so i have had this problem many times: when i plug it in to my windows pc sometimes it says "one of the usb devices has malfunctioned...."
    i tried unplugging/re-plugging without success, so i rebooted it and my pc recognized it
    today i got the same problem and i thought what if it's because of the lightning connector? so this time i unplugged the 8-pin connector from my ipod touch, re-plugged in but the other "side", and it solved the problem
    now i remember one time i plugged in my ipod to charge and it did not recognized the power, it didn't charge, had to reboot to make it charge

    so the new REVERSIBLE lightning connector has some problems?
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Maybe for you.
    Mine both i5 phone work fine with all 4 lightning cords I have.
    Either side.
     
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    scaredpoet

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    I would get that lightning cable swapped out for another one. One of the contacts might be damaged or defective on it.
     
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    Jordan921

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    Mine works just fine no matter what side I use.
     
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    xraydoc

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    Mac user - not PC user - but mine are 100% reversible.
     
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    Ayemerica

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    I haven't had any problems with the lighting connector on OS X 10.8 or W7 or even W8.

    Check to see if the connector has any of the contacts scrubbed off.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought about it might be damaged too, but the thing is it will work if I reboot my ipod (no need to unplug and replug)
    And can it be just the ipod touch have this issue? Just realized I made this thread in iphone section.
    Anyway I'll take a close look at it tomorrow when I wake up, now in bed sleeping lol

    But do I get a new one at apple store? (I bought mine at best buy like 2 months ago)
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    i have a PC and the lighting plug will not charge the 5 or mini when pluged into it. it will do data transfer but not charging. i have to use a wall socket to do charging of the devices. this was not a problem with my 4 and 30 pin cables.
     
  9. macrumors 601

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    Certainly. That would be more plausible than just assuming that none of the reversible lightning connectors out there are reversible based solely on your experience and despite the experiences of others to the contrary. One data point never defines a trend.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Still could be the cable. And yes, just set up an appointment at the Apple Store, and bring in the cable and they should give you a new one without any hassle.
     
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    Interstella5555

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    The lighting cable IS reversible
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