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iPhone 7 not charging today

Post by Chip_Oatley » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:04 am

Used a portable charger to charge it yesterday--that worked. Now it won't charge through anything.

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Re: iPhone 7 not charging today

Post by DCComic » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:15 am

They do that.
Try turning if off, leaving it for a few minute and then starting again.

Is it an Apple charger and lead? Somehow they can tell if not, sometimes.
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Post by Chip_Oatley » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:20 am

The portable thing is not Apple.
The white charger that goes into the wall is the original Apple. The cord is not. I have used the cord successfully for several months though.

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Re: iPhone 7 not charging today

Post by DCComic » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:25 am

That's happened to me with several not-Apple leads. I don't know what it is, but if turning it off to reset the phone doesn't work you may have to bits the bullet and spend the silly money on a proper white wire.
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Post by Chip_Oatley » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:27 am

And I'm in Iceland, so that will cost $100 or something.

The white wire I left at a Balkan restaurant in the DC area. I called them right away and the nice guy said "oh I'll hold it for you." I said I'd be back in town in a few weeks. When I went in, he wasn't there. An arrogant SOB was, and he brought out something really ratty (mine was new) --clearly, he'd taken possession of it.

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Re: iPhone 7 not charging today

Post by gnd » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:12 pm

aw that sucks chip! (esp the gave you something ratty etc bit. jerk!)

hope turning it off for a while helps! And enjoy iceland!!
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Re: iPhone 7 not charging today

Post by Chip_Oatley » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:27 pm

Thanks, gnd.

It was the cord/lead. I have replaced it.

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Post by pezworld » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:25 pm

We go through the cords like water at my house. Finally we've started asking Top Kid to buy his own replacements (he has a very generous allowance). Though I'll hand him one of mine in a pinch - I have a stash. But Iceland has to be a bit more expensive.
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Re: iPhone 7 not charging today

Post by gnd » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:20 pm

Chip_Oatley wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:27 pm
Thanks, gnd.

It was the cord/lead. I have replaced it.
YES those cords! so frikking freeeking (did I spell that correct!??) expensive!

I´m on atleast 4th for current mac:/ v displeased.

Currently it is wrapped with ducktape on the end (as that is where they always break for me)

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Re: iPhone 7 not charging today

Post by Bastet » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:20 am

I have collected a series of those cables from my own, his and our work phones. Those fake cables always stopped working.

Now what I really need is a Kindle cable to see if that's what's causing it to not be recognised.

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