Need help with my charging port, please...

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by davidg4781, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68010

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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.
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer taking my stuff to an apple store for diagnosis as I have always received the correct diagnosis and proper course of action.
     
  3. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68010

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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.
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 6502a

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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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