Hi folks. I figure I'd post here. I did search the forum, but found nothing really definitive, and the issue still persists after doing some of the suggestions I found on the search. My mom's iphone 5 is not charging at all. I know it's not the lightning cable because I am able to charge my ipad mini retina and my iphone with it. I tried looking into the lightning port, using a flashlight, I cleaned it out, thinking it might be dirty, or something is stuck in there. I didn't find anything. When I press the power button, the screen turns on with the empty red battery indicator, stating it needs to be plugged in and charged. My last resort is take it in to an iphone repair shop nearby and have them look at it. I wonder how much the cost is to fix it. But if there are any other suggestions, let me know. I don't want to open the iphone 5 because I don't have the tools to open the screw.