iPhone Models for which we repair charging ports
If your iPhone isn't taking a charge at all and there's no charging indicator showing up when you plug your charging cable into the Lightning port it is nearly certain that your iPhone charging port needs to be replaced.
Go here for more information about charging port repair, (and other devices we repair charging ports for)
All other iPhone Component Repairs
Sometimes we will find that instead of or even in addition to the charging port replacement (especially when the charging port pins are physically damaged and shorted against the housng or each other) your iPhone needs a battery replacement.
Other issues that can be solved by replacing the charging port on most models include:
When replacing parts does not provide a solution or resuscitate your device, the only explanation is a failure of the Main Board or the Logic Board.
When a device suffers damage, the obvious problem(s) appear to be a component, for example a screen or a charging port. These component failures are readily and immediately experienced by the user to be the proximate problem. Replacing the damaged or non-functional component would seem to be the obvious solution. Thus, a user comes to The TechKnow Space to have this problem remediated/repaired. Typically the doctor (our seasoned technicians) have no problem doing this.
Sometimes however, replacing/repairing components turns out to be an exercise in futility. Further diagnostics establishes the problem to be resident in the Main Logic Board. The replacement of these logic boards is prohibitive and best left alone. It’s time to move forward to a new device.
Bear in mind that these mainboard failures are a result of the initial damage to the device that prompted a visit to the repair shop even though it is not intuitively obvious.
Read a more detailed mainboard failure explanation here.
iphone 7, 7 Plus Charging Port Repair
If a device is experiencing problems with charging or connecting to host devices (PCs), it is worth trying to rule out if the cable being used is to blame, or the connector on the device itself.
If your iphone 7 charging port is damaged:
- There may be difficulties in charging the device without holding the cable in a certain position
- Charging is prone to be cut off and started again. Device constantly reports of charging starting.
- Device seems to charge when connected to PC, but never shows up as a connected device on it
- The port may be visibly been bent out of shape
- Pins are receded or broken off
If you notice any of these conditions you should immediately bring your device to any of our convenient locations located in Toronto/Mississauga and our technicians will be happy to assist.
a year ago-
Broke my iPhone glass on Saturday night. I got it repaired very quickly on Sunday at the TechnoKnow Space Mississauga location. The staff were very helpful
IPHONE 6, 6 Plus USB CHARGING PORT/SYNC PORT REPLACEMENT
You probably use your phone a lot during a normal day, and that can eat up power pretty quickly. Technology has made charging your phone while on the go pretty easy. But if the charging port in your phone is not powering it, you might soon have a fancy looking brick for a cell phone.
The iPhone 6, 6S and iPhone 6 Plus and 6S Plus uses what Apple calls a “lightning” cable to charge. It is smaller than the chargers used for previous models, and is meant for more efficient charging.
Faster charging means you don’t waste time sitting around for your phone to charge. But the lightning port can become less effective or stop working entirely for a variety of reasons:
- Dust, dirt, or other small bits and pieces stuck inside the port
- Using third party lightning cables or chargers
- Water or liquid damage
- Physical damage, like bumping it or dropping the iPhone
Some blogs have suggested “hacks” for rapid charging, such as using an iPad charger with your phone, but others have raised concerns about the effect the increased power flowing into the iphone will have on the life of the phone.
Apple hasn’t specifically said this option is dangerous, but lists all iPhones as compatible with the iPad charger. They have not outright told consumers this is a safe practice, as they typically stay silent on topics like these.
Forbes Magazine tried to settle the matter, reporting online,
“More [power] equals more heat, and more heat equals more wear and tear on the iphone charging circuts. For this reason, it’s common for people to conclude that using the iPad charger is a bad idea. Apple’s silence on the issue isn’t particularly encouraging either. But in this case, knowing just a bit more about how iphone charging system works may ease your mind.”
-December 2014, Forbes.com
Experts on electronics say the iPhone is fully able to cope with the amount of electricity coming from a slightly larger charger. The charging system is actually prepared to manage almost double the power of the default cable and charger the phone comes with.
Another thing experts say will help your phone deal with the extra power is a small bit of software that allows the phone to communicate with the charging circuit IC's and the charger.
When your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus does not power on, or experiences a need to be charged within a few hours, the iPhone could have the following problems:
- Your charger is bad
- Your charging port is damaged
- Your charging circuits on the main logic board (mother board) have been damaged.
You will need to bring your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to our expert technicians at one of our convenient TechKnow Space locations in Toronto or Mississauga. Our technicians will methodically and meticulously complete a diagnostics.
If the charging port needs to be replaced, we will do this and deliver your happy iPhone to you within one hour.
a year ago-
Great and friendly service. Free wifi in the waiting area which was a bonus that I didn't get to use because it only took 10 minuts to repair my iPhone 6 screen. Awesome Service!
IPHONE 5, 5S, 5C USB CHARGING PORT/SYNC PORT REPLACEMENT
The iPhones 5, 5C and 5S charging port (also called “Lightning Connector”) is revolutionary in design, as now you don’t need to worry which way to plug the charger in. It is also much smaller in size, compared to all previous iPhone models. It leaves more room for other components and allows for a smaller and lighter iPhone.
The USB or Charging Port (Sync port) on your iPhone 5, 5S and 5C is prone to failing because it is a delicate component which you use every day to charge your phone. Dirt and lint from your clothes can build up inside the charging port, as well as moisture can corrode the pins. Sometimes using too much force while connecting the charging cable may also result in a damaged charging port. In fact, iPhone 5/5C/5S charging port replacement is one of the most common repairs we do.
Even though replacing the charging port on an iPhone 5, 5S, 5C may not seem like a very challenging task to a person with no phone repair experience, you should take our advice and do not attempt to do it yourself! You need a wide set of tools and an ESD compliant workstation. The most you can try doing is to try blow the gunk out of the port with a can of compressed air, but do not stick anything like tweezers, toothpicks or anything else into the port because you run the risk of shorting the pins and rendering your iPhone 5/5C/5S an irreparable paperweight!
Bring your iPhone to the TechKnow repair experts, who will fix your charging port problem within an hour and have peace of mind as we stand behind our work.
a year ago-
Wonderful service for my iPhone 5 screen replacement, super quick repair time, and all within a reasonable price!
iPhone 4, 4S Charging Port Replacement
The USB or Charging port is prone to failing because it is a delicate component which you use every day to charge your phone. Dirt and lint from your clothes can build up inside the charging port, as well as moisture can corrode the pins. Sometimes using too much force while connecting the charging cable may also result in a damaged charging port. In fact, iPhone 4/4S charging port replacement is one of the most common repairs we do.
Even though replacing the charging port on an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S may not seem like a very challenging task to a person with no phone repair experience, you should take our advice and do not attempt to do it yourself! The most you can try doing is to try blow the gunk out of the port with a can of compressed air, but do not stick anything like tweezers, toothpicks or anything else into the port because you run the risk of shorting the pins and rendering your iPhone 4 or 4S an irreparable paperweight!
Bring your iPhone 4, 4S to the TechKnow repair experts, who will fix your iPhone 4 or 4S charging portproblem within an hour and have peace of mind as we stand behind our work.