iPhone won't connect to MacBook

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by paperhearts63, May 8, 2013.

  1. paperhearts63 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Location:
    California
    #1
    i have an iPhone 4s and i'm having problems connecting it to my macbook. sometimes it won't connect at all or it will connect for a second then disconnect, and sometimes it will rapidly connect then disconnect a lot of times. the usb ports of my macbook do work because i had no problem connecting a flash drive. and i can connect the iPhone using the same cord to another computer without a problem, it just won't connect to my macbook. anyone know what could be wrong?
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
  3. paperhearts63 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Location:
    California
    #3
    i just tried that and found that if get it at a certain angle and hold it there then the iPhone will connect, but if i move my hand away it disconnects. so does that mean there's something wrong with the usb ports? how would i clean them?
     
  4. Mrbobb, May 10, 2013
    Last edited: May 10, 2013

    Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    #4
    A few blasts of compressed air may do the trick else a mini-file from a hobbyist shop.
     

Share This Page