iPhone 3GS charging through wall socket but not USB

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ich1go, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. ich1go macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2011
    Hi all,

    I have a old iPhone 3GS which I can only charge using a docking station connected to a wall socket at home. When I connect my iPhone using the USB cable to any windows pc it doesn't get detected. Lastly, I have also tried to connect the iPhone using the USB cable to the docking station (which has a USB 2 port) and it charges. Another note, all the computers that I have tested does have USB2 ports (including a 6 month old computer from HP) and their corresponding drivers. Any clues? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. JamesMB macrumors 68000


    Jan 2, 2011
    Are you using the same USB/Dock cable? You say the PC's don't detect the phone...Will the phone charge from the PC USB port.

    There was a similar problem on here not to long ago, and the user could sync and charge from any Mac, but not from any PC. I don't know what the resolution was, because he never reported what he found.
  3. TITNTUFF macrumors regular


    Aug 9, 2010
    West Louisiana
    Which version of windows?

    in XP the camera and scanner wizard usually starts, and downloads the photo album.
    Don't try using a hub, plug directly into computer usb port.
    Does the usb plug detect other drives or devices plugged into it?
    Try different cables on the same computer to rule out cable.
    There is an apple driver windows needs installed to detect phones.
  4. ich1go thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2011
    1. Yes I am using the same cable and dock in all computers.
    2. Have not tried on a mac.
    3. No Hub involved.

    I will try to look for the drivers today. Will report any findings. Thank you all.
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Restore your phone in DFU mode (see my sig).
  6. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Are you using a 3rd party cable?


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