The lightning connector is not reversible?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Androidfan1x, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Androidfan1x macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2012
    so i have had this problem many times: when i plug it in to my windows pc sometimes it says "one of the usb devices has malfunctioned...."
    i tried unplugging/re-plugging without success, so i rebooted it and my pc recognized it
    today i got the same problem and i thought what if it's because of the lightning connector? so this time i unplugged the 8-pin connector from my ipod touch, re-plugged in but the other "side", and it solved the problem
    now i remember one time i plugged in my ipod to charge and it did not recognized the power, it didn't charge, had to reboot to make it charge

    so the new REVERSIBLE lightning connector has some problems?
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Maybe for you.
    Mine both i5 phone work fine with all 4 lightning cords I have.
    Either side.
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I would get that lightning cable swapped out for another one. One of the contacts might be damaged or defective on it.
  4. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Mine works just fine no matter what side I use.
  5. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    Mac user - not PC user - but mine are 100% reversible.
  6. Ayemerica macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    Atlantis but in space
    I haven't had any problems with the lighting connector on OS X 10.8 or W7 or even W8.

    Check to see if the connector has any of the contacts scrubbed off.
  7. Androidfan1x thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2012

    I thought about it might be damaged too, but the thing is it will work if I reboot my ipod (no need to unplug and replug)
    And can it be just the ipod touch have this issue? Just realized I made this thread in iphone section.
    Anyway I'll take a close look at it tomorrow when I wake up, now in bed sleeping lol

    But do I get a new one at apple store? (I bought mine at best buy like 2 months ago)
  8. ALMF macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2012
    i have a PC and the lighting plug will not charge the 5 or mini when pluged into it. it will do data transfer but not charging. i have to use a wall socket to do charging of the devices. this was not a problem with my 4 and 30 pin cables.
  9. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Certainly. That would be more plausible than just assuming that none of the reversible lightning connectors out there are reversible based solely on your experience and despite the experiences of others to the contrary. One data point never defines a trend.
  10. satchow macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2011
    Still could be the cable. And yes, just set up an appointment at the Apple Store, and bring in the cable and they should give you a new one without any hassle.
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008

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