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My iPhone won’t charge, no matter what power cube and cord combo I use, and I have a stash of all of the above, from standard issue Apple to generic. I keep cords and cubes in two or three places in the house since we all have the same phone, someone is always needing a charge but nothing is doing the trick.

I’ve cleaned the charge port per a million videos on YT and the Apple support website to no avail. I do have an iPad that charges so I’m not completely untethered and of course, there’s the laptop I’m using now but I’m bummed about my phone. I do NOT want to buy a new one so I suspect I’ll have to make an appointment at an Apple store for some repair. The last time I had an appointment there, they broke my phone. And they call it a Genius Bar? Ha ha.

Stayed tuned later though. After coffee hour, I’m going to post more great photos from Bolivia, plus a bonus, photos from SoundBeacher and CosHarbour. Winning.

If you’ve got a cure for my phone, text me. 🙂


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  1. This is repairable. Same thing happened to me and they blamed me for using a generic brand power cord. Take the iPad power cube and cord and try it in the phone.

  2. Sometimes the battery contacts will develop an almost invisible thin film of scum on them that will prevent the current from flowing, much like corrosion on a car’s battery terminals. Try scrubbing the contacts with an eraser: it will remove the scum. Pencil erasers will do, but if you really want a good eraser try a Staedler, they are available at any art supplies store.

    1. Thanks. The YT suggestions talk about cleaning the contacts with a cut-off plastic Q-tip – not the cotton part, the plastic, not the cardboard kind. Make a sharp point and get in there to clean. I use a phone cover that closes the battery port when not in use and I don’t work on a construction site, so it’s odd that it would be that dirty.

      1. It has nothing to do with dirt and everything to do with electricity flowing through metal. Remove the battery and clean the positive and negative contacts on both the battery and phone. An eraser will rub off the thin film that builds up on these contacts in both cameras and phones.

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