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No Longer Charging?

05-14-2014, 03:38 PM
#1
Joined: May 2010
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No Longer Charging?

Hey guys, my 5th gen Touch recently stopped charging, I thought it was the cable, so I got a new one, same thing. It only charges if I hold the cable in a certain position. My question is this, it's out of warranty (bought over a year ago) and the nearest Apple Store is about 2-3 hours away from here... So is it worth all the trouble of taking it to an Apple Store and seeing if they can fix it, or should I just start saving up for a new one?

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05-14-2014, 04:00 PM
#2
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It's probably your cord and not the actual ipod.

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05-14-2014, 04:04 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 2012
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I had the exact same problem, but after buying a new cable everything works fine again

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05-14-2014, 04:50 PM
#4
Joined: May 2010
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Well, thing is, I bought a new cable, same thing...

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05-14-2014, 04:56 PM
#5
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
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Is there any chance that something could have gotten in the socket where the cable goes, like dirt or fluff? Worth a try.
05-14-2014, 05:03 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by ninjackid View Post
Hey guys, my 5th gen Touch recently stopped charging, I thought it was the cable, so I got a new one, same thing. It only charges if I hold the cable in a certain position. My question is this, it's out of warranty (bought over a year ago) and the nearest Apple Store is about 2-3 hours away from here... So is it worth all the trouble of taking it to an Apple Store and seeing if they can fix it, or should I just start saving up for a new one?
Get a bottle of air and blow out the charging port. You can get a light and look into the port and generally see debris like pocket lint.

Usually works when the cable only charges at a certain angle. Hate to have you drive to an apple store for a quick fix!
05-14-2014, 05:18 PM
#7
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
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Originally Posted by New England Gamer View Post
Get a bottle of air and blow out the charging port. You can get a light and look into the port and generally see debris like pocket lint.

Usually works when the cable only charges at a certain angle. Hate to have you drive to an apple store for a quick fix!
Lint and debris sounds so much better than my "dirt or fluff"
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05-14-2014, 11:33 PM
#8
Joined: May 2014
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Purchase a new data cable rather than looking for the fixing it up.

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Originally Posted by ninjackid View Post
Hey guys, my 5th gen Touch recently stopped charging, I thought it was the cable, so I got a new one, same thing. It only charges if I hold the cable in a certain position. My question is this, it's out of warranty (bought over a year ago) and the nearest Apple Store is about 2-3 hours away from here... So is it worth all the trouble of taking it to an Apple Store and seeing if they can fix it, or should I just start saving up for a new one?
Well, What I am going to suggest you is try buying a new cable I don't think it is going to cost you too much I would say rather than searching for the data cable online try buying a new one.

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05-15-2014, 03:13 PM
#9
Joined: May 2010
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Gamer and Cloudpuff, that did it! Cleaned out the charging port with a toothpick, there was a ton of lint. Thanks guys!

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05-15-2014, 03:42 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2013
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Originally Posted by ninjackid View Post
Gamer and Cloudpuff, that did it! Cleaned out the charging port with a toothpick, there was a ton of lint. Thanks guys!
Glad you got it working again.