How easy it is to damage the iPhone 30-pin connector port?

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  1. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    I'm wondering how easy it is to damage the iPhone 30-pin connector port. Have you ever bent any of the small pins in the port? Has the port come loose over time?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    in the 6 years plus i have been using that connection, never had i had issues
     
  3. JasonHiccup macrumors member

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    Uhh.. The phone hasn't been out that long...
     
  4. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    Uhh, the 30-pin connector has...
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    That depends how careful u are when plugging it in.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Never had a problem with it on any Apple product that I have owned.
     
  7. vincenz macrumors 601

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  8. wacky4alanis macrumors 6502

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    The only problem I ever had was dust getting in there. One time on my iPhone 3G, I couldn't plug the charger in all the way because it was getting stuck on something. I used an exacto knife to carefully scrape out a layer of dust that had accumulated (presumably from keeping it in my pocket all the time), and it worked fine after that.
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    its the same port dating back to the original iPod with the wheel and black and white screen
     
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Hmm, maybe it's like they used the 30-pin connector for iPods before the phone even came out. Like somehow all my old iPod cables fit into it... Weird how that happens, but you're probably right, it didn't exist before 2007.
     
  11. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Over the 9 iPods and 6 iPhones I've had over the last 8 years I've never had a problem with the dock connector.
     
  12. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Exactly, my point exactly
     
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