Why Did My Phone Stop Charging?

Why Did My Phone Stop Charging? A Lint Story

The Silent Charging Port Killer

Have you noticed that it has become increasingly difficult to charge your phone? Do you need to hold your charging cable at weird angles just to make a connection? Wrapping or forcing your cable to charge are temporary fixes that can be harmful to your phone. Fortunately, there is a fix. It just might not be what you think. To answer the question, “Why Did My Phone Stop Charging?” we have to first shift our focus to a place that millions of people have in their very homes. The laundry room.

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iPhone Won’t Charge? How Jet City Technicians Fix Dead iPhones

iPhone Won’t Charge?

It’s all too common. A lifeless phone sits in limbo. It has been plugged in all night but your iPhone still won’t charge. Years of photos and contacts are now on the line. Questions and uncertainties can start piling up.  When was the last data back up?  Can this issue be solved today? Like every other electronic device, a cell phone’s battery can be replaced. Unfortunately, Apple hides the battery inside of its device. This makes accessing and testing them difficult without the proper tools and know-how.  The days of swapping out a couple of double-A batteries on your Walkman are long gone.

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Apple’s planned obsolescence for the iPhone 5?

I bought an iPhone 5 right after it came out and was pretty happy with it until about a month ago when I updated to the latest Apple system release – iOS 9. This particular upgrade was a major downgrade in my smart phone experience.

Beware iOS 9 on pre-iPhone 6 phones.
Beware iOS 9 on pre-iPhone 6 phones.

What happened?

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Fire your CTO if your company buys cell phone insurance. He’s bad at math.

Ten years ago I was introduced to the game of Texas Hold ’em. I spent some time reading and studying the game and in most situations can hold my own. A big reason for this is because I understand “pot odds.” It’s a must learn concept for poker players, and it helps explain why insurance is a bad deal.

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What’s Your Used iPad Worth as a Trade-In

Have an old iPad laying around and you’re itching to get your hands on the new iPad Air? Or maybe you could just use some extra cash for the holiday season. Either way, there are lots of options right now for getting cash or store credit for an old iPad. This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the places that will offer you some kind of financial incentive to trade-in your iPad but it covers a wide range of options.


  1. You’ll get the most money on eBay but it’s by far the most work and no guarantee on pricing.
  2. The simplest and most immediately gratifying solution for most people is Target. Just walk into a store and they’ll give you a decent store credit (so you have to spend the money at Target).
  3. If you’re a gamer that lives near a GameStop, you’ll get a pretty decent amount of in-store credit from them. The cash value they give isn’t great.
  4. If you want the most money for the least amount of work no matter where you live in the United States, use Gazelle.com. Super easy – they pay for shipping and even mail you a shipping box – and they give some decent rates.

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