What Happened To My Cable?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bushido, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. bushido Suspended

    bushido

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    so i was using my lightning cable perfectly fine the other day. i just took it out of my bagpack and now it looks and smells like a battery was leaking over it. i dont even think its possible?

    obviously doesnt work anymore either. i guess i can just get it replaced but i still wonder what could have caused this. any idea?
     

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  2. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

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  3. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

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    Yep maybe something in your backpack. If that came out of your device you got really bad problems.
     
  4. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    Looks like the copper has oxidized. Happened to my wife's cables which she just flings around the car. I imagine the salt tracked onto the floor mats (where the cable often sits) didn't help matters at all. Yours look particularly bad. I wouldn't use it.
     
  5. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

    AbSoluTc

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    Liquid damage. Green corrosion causes that.
     
  6. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

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    I would clean out that "bagpack" and see what is in their. It would take something corrosive to do that to the cable end. Like the others said, I would not be using that cable anymore.
     

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