Fluff in your iPhone Charging Port causing problems ?
We get contacted most days by people having charging issues with their iPhones. Either the port feels stiff and they have to force the charging lead in to make it work, wrapping the lead around the phone and holding it in place with a hairband, or just not knowing what to do and the phone going flat. Sometimes it pings to say its charging then pings again to say it isn’t. It’s a really common fault due to it’s design…and you won’t need a phone repair.
Why does this happen ?
Most of these problems are, well apart from the one with tin-foil in and the one with the stone in and the occasional one that has actually failed – just build up of debris and dirt, generally just fluff in the port. Because of it’s design it collects all sorts of debris from everyday life and is worse if you work in dirty and debris ridden environments like Farming, Machine Repair, Garages and similar but also from fluff in your trouser pockets. The compacted fluff we pull out is commonly grey/blue.
If you read this article you should check your port anyway maybe and save yourself some bother long-term. Most people’s port have the fluff in (see picture)
So recently as usual we get an appointment through from a customer..
This form was posted from url:http://mendmyiphone.co.uk/appointment/
Name: A Customer
Subject: IPhone 6 charging dock faulty
Device: iPhone 6
Service: Charging dock replacement
Message: Please quote price for repairing
and we respond…
Happy to do it for you. We operate a mobile service where we come to you and fit at your home/workplace. It would typically take 20 minutes and would cost £39.99.
Before you decide to have the port replaced can I suggest you try poking around in the opening with a fine pair of tweezer or a stiff needle and see what comes out. You can’t do any damage but 1 in 3 charging port request I get are solved by taking fluff and debris out.
This is the response we get back…