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  1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    Yesterday I bought myself a new lightning cable. Is was labeled as a "iPhone 5 charge/sync cable iOS 7 compatible." I was justifiably upset when iTunes wouldn't recognize my iPhone on the cable. However, before I return anything I always check to make sure it doesn't work on other computers. My other computer, recognized the phone perfectly fine. At that point I thought maybe it was a computer error, so I got out my old cable. Both computers recognized my iPhone with my old cable. What would cause this and is it possible to fix?

    Tl;dr: new lightning cable. One computer recognizes on one cord, but not the other. One computer recognizes both.

    ......beware......
    Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
    2014-10-29 07:18 PM
  2. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    Did you try a different USB port on the one 'puter it didn't work on?
    This is a typical issue with non-Apple cables.
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    2014-10-29 07:22 PM
  3. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    Did you try a different USB port on the one 'puter it didn't work on?
    This is a typical issue with non-Apple cables.
    I tried one other port and iTunes gave me a "Ex000065" error. The third port is awkwardly placed, so I didn't try it at first. I'll give it a shot when I get home and see if that gives different results.

    ......beware......
    Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
    2014-10-29 07:28 PM
  4. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
    Update: it's working, but only if I put the cable in one direction. Apparently one way charges and the other way syncs? I dunno... Eh, guess that's what you get for being cheap.

    ......beware......
    Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!
    2014-10-30 01:35 AM
  5. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    I hear ya, I always buy real Apple cables on eBay, there are cheap to buy there, under $10 usually.
    apple lightning cable | eBay
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    2014-10-30 02:04 AM
  6. Lawrence Coleman's Avatar
    Prefer using the original USB Cable if you want to increase the battery life of your iPhone.
    2015-12-02 05:41 PM
  7. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    Prefer using the original USB Cable if you want to increase the battery life of your iPhone.
    What? Link me to this information.
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    2015-12-02 05:59 PM
  8. Simon's Avatar
    The original usb cable has a special patented copper core in it that when used actually increase the mAh of a battery. Isn't apple just awesome? Damn skippy they are.
    2015-12-04 03:54 AM
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