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SOS: iPhone 4S charging cable

Dear all,

Today I woke up to my phone not being able to charging despite trying it charge it with difference source i.e. direct with iPhone power plug, via laptop, via power bank AND even after restarting a few times.

So the conclusion that I came to is that my charging cable went kaput!

Does anyone have a spare cable for iPhone 4S to lend or to sell or to give away?

Thank you!!
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Old 15.12.2013, 12:15
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Re: SOS: iPhone 4S charging cable

Go to the airport and you will get one there. I do not know whether some shops are open in Zurich today since it is close to Christmas.
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Go to the airport and you will get one there. I do not know whether some shops are open in Zurich today since it is close to Christmas.
Ah, okie THANKS!

I will try the airport. So Stressed up now since I can't charge my phone AND my simcard got locked when I restarted the phone... Any idea how to retrieve a Swisscom Simcard PIN?
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Re: SOS: iPhone 4S charging cable

From the Swisscom page, if you remember how to login to your personal account without being able to use the phone.
Otherwise call them.
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Ah, okie THANKS!

I will try the airport. So Stressed up now since I can't charge my phone AND my simcard got locked when I restarted the phone... Any idea how to retrieve a Swisscom Simcard PIN?
Do you still have the plastic, credit card shaped card that you got when you received your sim card? if yes, use the PUK number on there, that should be all you need to do.
Failing that, then yes, call the swisscom hotline and they will help you.
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Re: SOS: iPhone 4S charging cable

For future reference, I was able to buy an iPhone 5 USB cable for 7CHF at Pearl Outlet in Spreitenbach. Other iPhone cables are similarly priced. You do get the warning on the phone that it is not "Apple certified" but it appears to function fine and the quality of construction is good.

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Re: SOS: iPhone 4S charging cable

I don't mean this as a stupid question, but I've heard a similar complaint before.


Assuming of course that you tried to charge your phone from one of the "3 way" power sockets, one of them only works with the switch at the wall.

Check this as well before writing the cable off.

You can also detatch the USB from the charging plug and stick into your computer to see if it is in fact the cable, or just a faulty charging plug.


(Failure to charge over night sounds like it corresponds with a 'light switch' - hence the socket you used to charge your phone with)
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direct with iPhone power plug, via laptop, via power bank AND even after restarting a few times.
I think the OP has already tried other sources without any success.
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I don't mean this as a stupid question, but I've heard a similar complaint before.


Assuming of course that you tried to charge your phone from one of the "3 way" power sockets, one of them only works with the switch at the wall.

Check this as well before writing the cable off.

You can also detatch the USB from the charging plug and stick into your computer to see if it is in fact the cable, or just a faulty charging plug.


(Failure to charge over night sounds like it corresponds with a 'light switch' - hence the socket you used to charge your phone with)
tried direct power point with apple plug, tried laptop, tried powerbank etc etc cannot - went to swisscom shop - and oh it works!

anyway.. currently relying on a temp cable from a colleague..
thanks everyone for the input!!
my friend will bring me an extra cable next week
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Do you still have the plastic, credit card shaped card that you got when you received your sim card? if yes, use the PUK number on there, that should be all you need to do.
Failing that, then yes, call the swisscom hotline and they will help you.
yup i lost the card.. went and visited Swisscom at the airport.. but becuz it's under company's name.. had to unlock it via my company in the end...
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Re: SOS: iPhone 4S charging cable

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my friend will bring me an extra cable next week
Is there any specific reason why you don't want to get the cable yourself? I mean having your friend bringing an extra cable seems a little OT or maybe it's just me...
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