USB port connects/disconnects

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by hgrimberg, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. hgrimberg macrumors 6502

    hgrimberg

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    My Usb port connects/disconnects on my iphone 5. It charges the phone but it does it for a few seconds and then it doesnt. It keeps like that up until i find the right angle or who knows. I dont know if it was sand getting inside the port or jailbreaking my phone... Can i damage the phone with this constant connect/disconnect?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Better to find another cable and see if that fixes the issue.
     
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Blast both ends of the cable with compressed air.
     
  4. Dviper27 macrumors member

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    This actually happens alot! You are not the only one! Try blowing on each end to move some dust out then try it again. If this doesn't work, the cord is shot.
    Thanks,
    Ziffid
     
  5. hgrimberg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried with another cable and the same problem happens so it might have been sand getting inside the USB port.
     
  6. hgrimberg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do you replace the mini usb port? Can you buy the part from Apple?
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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  8. hgrimberg thread starter macrumors 6502

    hgrimberg

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    Thank you! Its been more than a year since I bought my iphone 5 so I am not sure about the warranty...
     

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