My iPhone 3GS crashes when I charge from electrical outlet

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dgcaste, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. dgcaste macrumors member

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    Here's some video:

    http://gallery.me.com/dgcaste/100025

    Sometimes the artifacts are different, and sometimes it artifacts out of the speaker (sounds like an old TV without a cable signal's snow)

    When it charges from a PC or through my car connection, nothing happens. I don't think it's the wall plug because my wife can charge hers just fine.

    Anyone seen this before?
     
  2. williamtcforsyt macrumors member

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    Completely thoughtless on this one. Are you using the charging cable that came with your 3GS?
     
  3. dgcaste thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I've been using the old 3G cable. I understood that they were identical, and like I said, my wife hasn't had charging problems. Do you know of any differences?
     
  4. dgcaste thread starter macrumors member

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    I can't find any information online about 3g and 3gs usb cable compatibility. I'll compare the pins tomorrow. For now guys, if you wanted to save the pristine cable for a few more months or if you wanted to have extra chargers scattered about the house, I suggest you use ONLY the 3GS charger to charge the 3GS -just in case-, and hide that 3G charger.
     

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