iPhone 5C Not Charging Dead

By September 27, 2014 iPhone Repairs Belfast 4 Comments

iPhone 5C  Not Charging Dead

 

iphone 5c not charging

 

Do you have an iPhone 5C  not charging correctly, or not charging at all?  Well it would seem to be that your not alone with this issue and there are many many people like you, after some research on google, it seems to becoming a more common issue with the iPhone 5C,

Time and time again we warn our customers about the problems with using fake or copy chargers and the effect it may have on their  expensive device, but sometimes it falls on deaf ears, all they see is a  pound-land charge cable at £1, but please beware, it is only cheap at the time of purchase, its not cheap when it damages the internal circuit board of your iPhone, a proper iPhone cable can be purchased from the Apple store or from other reputably outlets like Tesco, they generally cost around £15 but HONESTLY this is well worth the price.

The Problem And Causes iPhone 5C Not Charging

The cheaper cables that are available for the iPhone 5C are poorly made, this reflects in the price, they do not regulate the current properly which results in damage to the logic board, these cables will also through an error message up on your iPhone screen, the message will be “this accessory may not be supported” or “`This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone”.

The issues you can expect to see with these cheap cables and chargers are:

  • You may have to wobble cable to get it to charge
  • iPhone dies and will not respond to charger
  • Will not charge above 1%
  • Error messages on screen
  • Will only charge when plugged in one direction
  • End of cable getting warm

The issues cheap china chargers can cause:

  • Dock connector may need  replaced
  • Battery cycles will depreciate
  • irregular charge patterns
  • Battery not lasting as long as it should

Critical Issues Cheap China Chargers Can Cause:

  • Logic board damage
  • USB IC damaged and needing replaced
  • iPhone 5C U2 IC needing replaced
  • PMIC damage and needing replaced
  • CPU damage (not repairable)

iPhone 5C U2 IC

The most common fault we see occurring after these third party chargers and cables are used is the U2 IC blows and needs replaced, the USB IC is also common, but 90% of cases, its the U2 IC,

 

iphone 5c u2 IC

The picture above shows the U2 ic on the logic board of the iPhone 5C, after cheap charger this will need replaced and also maybe USB ic also, Now you are probably starting to realise that using the £1 cable was not such a smart move after all, hindsight is a wonderful thing.

iPhone 5c U2 IC

Another picture of the iPhone 5C logic board with IC removed, this IC has 36 pins, the part / model number for this ic is 1610A1 it is unique to the iPhone 5C so it cannot be taken from other iPhone models. Other details printed on the ic are as follows “w16321 z10333 84-27 NXP”

iPhone 5C U2 IC

iPhone 5c U2 IC

Can This U2 IC Be Repaired On iPhone 5C

If you require this service, here at iPhone bits we are happy to be able to offer this very unique service of logic board repairs, all our repairs are carried out in-house, nothing is sent away, this kind of repair can take up to 10 days at busy periods, most are complete in 3-7 days.

When your device is sent to us, we carry out a series of tests to confirm first of all that the U2 is indeed at fault, if it is not we will diagnose the fault and give you a call with a competitive quotation to restore your iPhone to its former glory.

 

For other Models of iPhone or iPad that require Logic Board Repairs then please follow the link – logic board repairs

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Join the discussion 4 Comments

  • Mark says:

    Hi there i have a water dammaged iphone 4 that i’ve been told needs a new pmic, i just wondered if you offer this service and how much would a repair like this cost?

  • Shelley Barker says:

    Hi

    I used a cheap cable in a cigarette lighter and now my iPhone 5S will not turn on/charge. From research it sounds like it’s the U2 I C chip.

    How much is this? Does it involve replacing the full logic board, or can the chip be repaired?

    Thank

    S. Barker

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