FIX: Poor Lightning Cable from Apple

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by VinegarTasters, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. VinegarTasters macrumors 6502

    VinegarTasters

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    I found a fix for the poor quality Lightning cable from Apple. Sugru.

     
  2. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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  3. VinegarTasters thread starter macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  4. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    You just use a hair dryer.
     
  5. Toltepeceno Suspended

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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.
     
  6. Alimar macrumors 6502a

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    I've used J-B Weld PlasticWeld. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. VinegarTasters thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow. Interesting that other people found different ways to deal with the weak cable.
     

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