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AceC

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Dec 10, 2013
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I was plugging in my iPhone charger to a surge protector; I was pushing it in, as it didn't go in easily, the surge popped and started smoking, of course tripping the breaker.

The charger block has black smears on it, as well as on one of the prongs that goes into the outlet. The USB was also connected during the incident, but it does not show any signs of damage.

It appears the charger is no longer able to be used; I'm afraid to even try. But my question is, is the USB still usable? Would it damage another charger or my computer if I tried to plug it into that?
 

hungx

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May 8, 2012
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Is the cable physically damaged?

If you're worried, bring both the charger and cable to an Apple store. They will probably replace them for new ones.
 

AceC

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Dec 10, 2013
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Is the cable physically damaged?

If you're worried, bring both the charger and cable to an Apple store. They will probably replace them for new ones.
The USB cable was not damaged; I did plug it into my PC, and it worked. Seemingly everything is alright there.

I haven't used the charging block, and I'm afraid to. It's not a major deal, as I can easily replace the charger, and I'm not entirely sure if it was because of the charger, or the surge protector.
 

co.ag.2005

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The USB cable was not damaged; I did plug it into my PC, and it worked. Seemingly everything is alright there.

I haven't used the charging block, and I'm afraid to. It's not a major deal, as I can easily replace the charger, and I'm not entirely sure if it was because of the charger, or the surge protector.

definitely don't use the charger block. dispose of it properly (recycle at Apple store? maybe they'll replace it for you?).
 
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