Safe to use 3rd party chargers from ebay?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by penyekz, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. penyekz macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2009
    I got a cheap 3rd party charger off ebay for my ipod. It works fine for the last year. The charger has a sticker on the back that says "for Iphone 3G".

    So anyway, used it on my new iphone 3GS and it charges fine. However, when the thing is plugged in, the touch screen goes all crazy. I am unable to scroll freely and it randomly clicks programs I am not pointing at.

    Once I unplug it, its all back to normal.

    Is it safe to use on my iphone?

    Any recommendations for cheap chargers off ebay?
  2. caligurl macrumors 68030


    Jun 8, 2009
    i use THIS charging cord from monoprice.... works fine and is cheap!!!!
  3. hamzab macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2008
    If It's screwing with your iPhone I'd say leave it.
  4. Battery Pulse macrumors member

    Battery Pulse

    Oct 7, 2009
    United States
    I have to agree. My friend bought a wall charger for his iPhone, and it never charged it. I'm not saying all things from eBay are defective, but when it comes to necessities like chargers and such, I say get them straight from the Apple store (online or an actual store).

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