iPhone 5 not charging

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheGerminator, May 27, 2013.

  1. TheGerminator macrumors newbie

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    My Iphone 5 isn't charging when plugged in the wall, and can only charge if the charger is in a weird position. Is this a hardware or software problem and how do I resolve it?
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Definitely a hardware problem. Either you need to try a different outlet, or the cable you use with the charger might need to be replaced.
     
  3. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Try a different cable?


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  4. solusoracle macrumors member

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    I had a similar problem and it turned out to be simply muck in the lightning port. The Apple Store cleaned it for me in just a few minutes.
     
  5. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

    Zmanbaseball2

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    What did they clean it out with? So i can do it in case of a future problem.


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  6. solusoracle macrumors member

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    Sorry. I don't know how they cleaned it as they took it into the back of the store for a few minutes.

    It certainly fixed my poor charging connection problem though!
     
  7. codyst macrumors regular

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    Qtip would probably work.
     
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I be read various remedies. Try a wooden tooth pick, qtip (though it may be too big), or some compressed air. I'm actually seeing more and more of these threads daily. This is maybe the fifth I've seen recently.
     

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