Need help with my charging port, please...

davidg4781

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The past few weeks, maybe longer, the main Lightning cable I use to charge my iPhone 6 will stop charging if wiggled around. I thought it was the cable but noticed it with different cables. Researched. Used a toothpick and sewing needle to get out a bunch of fibers from the port. And now it's not charging at all.

I can sort of wiggle the cable around and get the charging noise but the icon either doesn't change or just shows charging for a split second. I got a flashlight and it looks like there's still some fibers in there.

A few questions. Are there any moving parts in there I may have damaged? It doesn't look like there is.

Does anyone have experience taking their Macs to Best Buy for repair? Apple shows as an authorized repair location. Unfortunately AppleCare+ ran out right before I started having issues.

Will Best Buy charge me to examine it? At least to say I broke a pin or something? Apple never has when taking it in.
 

davidg4781

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I do too. But Apple is 3.5 hours from me and I have a 4 day weekend. I'll closer to there but should be having fun. Since Best Buy is authorized I'm hoping they have good service.

And I kept digging. Think I got it fixed. It's charged the last 30 min in my ProClip charger thing.
 

Audit13

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If it is the charging port, apple may be able to fix it while you wait whereas best buy may not.

Hopefully, it will continue to work until you have a chance to get the issue diagnosed.
 

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