Using Unauthorized Lightning Cables and Chargers Could Damage Your iPhone

Using Unauthorized Lightning Cables and Chargers Could Damage Your iPhone

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Using unauthorized Lightning cables and third party chargers could damage a component on the iPhone's logic board called the U2 IC, reports menymyi. This IC controls the charge to the battery, runs the power to the sleep/wake button, controls the USB function and and regulates the charging to the power IC that charges the iPhone 5.

Symptoms of a damaged component include:
- Battery won’t charge beyond 1%
- iPhone automatically powers itself on
- when the battery is removed and the iPhone is placed on charge it does not boot to the Apple logo
- when the iPhone is put onto charge the screen stays blank and the iPhone remains lifeless

Authentic Apple equipment regulates voltage and current to a level that is safe for the components of your device. Charging with unauthorized chargers and cables may allow for a larger variance in voltage and current which then damages the U2 IC.

Another common reason for this is also charging your iPhone 5 from the cigarette lighter of your car. This does not regulate the voltage as well as the original AC adapter as the power is coming from the alternator. If you need to charge our iPhone or any electrical equipment in your car we would recommend a good quality inverter with your original charger and USB lead.

If you device suffers from the symptoms listed above, mendmyi offers a repair service for £66+VAT. It takes up to 5 working days to complete the repair.

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Using Unauthorized Lightning Cables and Chargers Could Damage Your iPhone

Using Unauthorized Lightning Cables and Chargers Could Damage Your iPhone
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I like to keep chargers and cords in lots of places. So for many many years with different devices and computers I have used the original as well as third party cords and adapters from China. My devices never seemed to suffer from their use. Let's face it, Apple replacements are over prices to say the least. Have had only a few small problems of these items not working but then I paid a small price for them and one or two were warrantied if I could not always find my receipt. I have one origina "OLD" apple adapter I still use with my computer and it does have a short in it now but still works if I move the cord in a certain way. I am upset with Apple (even though I am a loyal supporter) because they won't support equipment maybe after 3 -4 years and doen't even have needed accessories available which forces me to buy online third party. Or they change the software or the design making currently good working equipment harder to get needed accessoris for. They must think that the public wants to spend thousands of dollars every few years for a new computer, for example. Mine works find now after a new keyboard, new superdrive, new bigger hard drive and new battery (and Apple refused to sell me one because I was using a third party battery).Even if I paid for it and took it out of the store-no strings attached-they still refused and they don't sell it online anymore. So as long as itmy computer is doing well I'll buy third party equipment especially on sale to keep around b/c I am worried I won't be able to get it after a while. Of course they'll continue to upgrade the system to the point that my computer will be forced into obsolescence. They already did that with one of my printers, but I found a way around it.
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