Brand new 6S, loose charger port?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by eicca, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. eicca macrumors 6502

    eicca

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    Just got this thing yesterday. Tonight it won't charge unless I wiggle the cable. Tried the cable it came with and an Amazon cable. Returning tomorrow.

    How likely is my replacement to have this issue? I don't want to keep going through phones if this is a prevailing problem.
     
  2. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Make sure you don't have anything (dirt, dust, etc.) in the charging port.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Did the replacement device come from Apple? If so, I would just have it replaced as it's under warranty. But as Gathomblipoob stated, make sure there is nothing embedded in the lightning port.
     
  4. eicca thread starter macrumors 6502

    eicca

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    Oh yes, trust me, I'm no stranger to cleaning my iPhone 5's port.
     
  5. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    lol!

    I've had iPhones with very snug charging ports tho my 6+ was pretty loose - I could wiggle the cable around while it was connected - but it would charge so I just ignored it for the life of the phone (1.7 years+). My 6s+ is back to normal.

    So, in my experience, you should get a replacement with a tighter charging port.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Your replacement shouldn't have the same defect.
    But bring a wire with you and test it out before you leave and check everything else on the replacement device you will receive to make sure.
     
  7. eicca thread starter macrumors 6502

    eicca

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    Well I figured it out. Super embarrassing. The extension cord that powers my charger was coming out of the wall. It just happened to behave like the Lightning port wasn't making full contact.

    Carry on...
     
  8. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Oh jesus, the embarrassment :oops:
     
  9. eicca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Glad I figured that out before I went to the T-Mobile store
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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