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Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by markt88, Nov 8, 2014.
Has anyone experienced this with their lightning cable??
Damn, what happened??
Left my iPhone 5 on charge, I could smell burning and quickly unplugged it. I wanted to know if anyone had the same??
Common problem. I fixed mine with J-B Weld - Plastic Weld putty.
The melting is a common problem?
Fraying is but not melting (not sure if you failed to look at the picture properly ).
Gotcha. Didn't notice that.
is that an apple original?
Wow! It's bad enough they inevitably fray after regular use - but to actually have it start burning....
lmao its not a common problem ,this doesnt happen often at all...
If the cable came with iPhone that is still under warranty Apple store will replace the cable for free. If iPhone is not under warranty they will replace the cable for $17 plus tax.
I have read before about someone's cable melting like this and it was determined that the phone itself was faulty, maybe drawing too much current. The Apple store said it was not covered under warranty. That was the one case though.
I'd still talk to them and see what happens. This should not happen. It's definitely a safety concern.
Looks like that thing got toast.
Where'd you get the cable from? Don't say it came in the box. It didn't. I'm not blaming you but it's not genuine based on your image. You suffer from owning an unsafe cheaply made Chinese knockoff.
1. You can CLEARLY see an outer metal band around that lightning connector indicating it's a two piece design. Apple's connectors don't look like that. At all. They are a single piece of metal.
2. The white portion with the pins is absolutely the wrong shape.
3. I bought some cables online that were marketed as "genuine" right when the iPhone 5 came out. They looked just like the one you have.
Genuine Apple connector
Like what Bubbler328 mentioned, that's a fake cable for sure. The original cable's white plastic portion where the pins are aren't shaped that angularly. My guess is that your fake cable + possible fake charger did that.
That's certainly not an official Apple cable. Personally I've never had any issues with official Apple cables whether it be the older 30 pin ones or the newer lightning cables and I've had every iPhone and iPad since the originals except for the iPad 4.
It may not be original Apple but so called apple certified third party cables.
If they are certified then they should be fine? No?
If it was certified and they were not used while frayed, then yes they should be fine.
Here is how to help tell if a cable is an Apple Certified MFi Cable according to Apples site (Which the Ops's does not look to be)
Manufacturers int he MFi program don't use garbage connectors like that. They use the same ones Apple does typically.
And they don't get away with copying Apple's design.
Yup, my Verbatim MFi uses the same clean looking metal portion that the original apple cable does. No counterfeit cable I have ever bought comes close to matching it.