FIX: Poor Lightning Cable from Apple


VinegarTasters

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Nov 20, 2007
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or heat shrink? :shrugs shoulders:
I have no experience with heat shrink. Don't you need special equipment to burn the tube to shrink it? Would that damage the Lightning plug? The drying process of the Sugru was basically waiting half a day, no heat involved. In any case now I don't need to keep buying Lightning cables. Hope apple didn't design them purposely weak so we have to keep buying them?
 

simon48

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Sep 1, 2010
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I have no experience with heat shrink. Don't you need special equipment to burn the tube to shrink it? Would that damage the Lightning plug? The drying process of the Sugru was basically waiting half a day, no heat involved. In any case now I don't need to keep buying Lightning cables. Hope apple didn't design them purposely weak so we have to keep buying them?
You just use a hair dryer.
 

Toltepeceno

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Jul 17, 2012
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I saw some places people were recommending the spring from a ball point pen, but I had old wire from a binder and wrapped that around it then put electrical tape over it. It was starting to bulge in the cable below the connector.

I have about 8 usb to micro usb cables laying around, I think I am just going to get a couple of micro usb to lightning connectors as those cables seem to last longer.