iPhone Not Charging on my Computer?

jackz5o

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Just today, when I plugged my iPhone in to charge/sync, the Windows USB sound came up but my phone would not charge. iTunes did not recognize the phone either. Anybody know whats wrong with it?

I have restarted both my computer and phone.. wall charging works fine.

Thanks
 
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probably a problem with the usb slot in the computer

try some other device on the same usb slot...if that wont work as well ,then its the problem with the usb slot.....
 

jackz5o

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try reinstalling iTunes
I just uninstalled iTunes and now it won't reinstalled.. It says iTunes had ran into some problems that prevented completion of the install..

try some other device on the same usb slot...if that wont work as well ,then its the problem with the usb slot.....
This is the same slot I have been using for months, I have tried the others as well to see if the USB port just died but it would not work on any other USB port either.
 

ihack

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If you go to the Apple site there are instictions on how to comletly remove iTunes and all it components. When you uninstall it leaves crap behind that can mess up a new install
 

jackz5o

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Wow, there was a piece of dust inside the USB end of the cable and it was blocking the full connection lol. I blew it out along with the USB ports on my computer and now everything is working fine..

I don't know how that same cable could still work from the AC charger with the dust in there though.. :confused:


Thanks for the help everyone lol.
 

psylichon

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I believe the cable pulls power from different pins depending on whether you have it connected to the computer or to AC power. Glad you got it sorted.