The other day I had a problem where one of my test iPhone did not charge properly.

Uh-oh. Did it know that Apple was getting ready to release the new iPhone and decide to retire? Well, on to the PC Doc HQ devices do not get the easy to retire. After some troubleshooting, I came across a strange question that I have not experienced before.

My first indication of the problem is that the cable into the flash port wriggling seemed recognizes making the iPhone that it was in charge. I began to think that maybe the port itself was defective. Finally, I was a real Apple Lightning cable (cable came real as in it with an iPhone, not “real” seller sense eBay), and I am more bull as a ballerina when it comes to how I did take care of things and that port saw a lot of action in his time.

A burst flash port would not be the end of the world. It is repairable, requires only part worth about $ 40 an hour, and requires the iPhone down to the component nuclear disassembly (and then assemble in the correct order).

As a final part of the diagnosis, I tried charging the iPhone using a different cable – and it worked.

Hmmmm. Time to take a closer look at this cable. My first suspicion was that either the cable itself was damaged, but there were no signs of damage. Then I noticed on the plug itself from something.

Look here:

The contact surfaces on both sides of the connector had signs of corrosion on it. It would not rub off. A splash DeoxIT D5 – my secret weapon when it comes to remove corrosion on circuit boards and components, especially things that are exposed to the elements – and a quick rub with a Q-tip did not work.

It is dead!

I have seen that has never happened, not with scabby third NichtMFIs Lightning cables, and definitely with genuine Apple cable (and yes, the cable in question here is a genuine Apple cable guaranteed). I have some of the other cable I in use, and no one seemed to have no signs of corrosion.

To check the cable, people. Especially connector of the flash.

Aslo need to check:

Remove dust from the charging port and the cable

Dust is one of the most common causes of this error. If you’ve never cleaned the charger port of your iPhone, chances are dust or pocket lint may get caked inside it. Inspect both your changing port and the cable with a bright light, and clean them with a toothpick or an old toothbrush.

After you clean both of them, plug the cable into the power socket and charge your iPhone. If the error message still shows up, then go through the next solutions.