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    iphone 4s less then a year old just stopped charging from my desktop computer running Windows 7. I plug it in via usb and nothing happens. Plugged in to another desktop running Wiindows XP
    and it shows up in My computer and I can access the pictures but it won't charge. Plugged it in to my laptop at work and it charges fine. Fired up a 10 year old HP laptop running Windows 7 and it charges from that. Seems like it will only charge from a laptop. Tried 3 different Apple usb cords on the desktops and nothing. Haven't tried a wall adapter or my car charger yet. What gives ?
    04-17-2014 10:34 PM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Do your desktops have iTunes on them? It should charge without it, but I'm just asking. Does it work on one of the Desktops at work?
    04-17-2014 10:38 PM
  3. trnawrench's Avatar
    The Windows 7 desktop has itunes installed I tried to restore the phone but itunes wouldn't see it. Have not tried any desktop at work yet
    04-17-2014 11:22 PM
  4. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    The Windows 7 desktop has itunes installed I tried to restore the phone but itunes wouldn't see it. Have not tried any desktop at work yet
    When you connect the phone, do you get a screen asking you to trust the computer on your phone?
    04-17-2014 11:50 PM
  5. trnawrench's Avatar
    not on the windows 7 one the xp one did but it kept asking over and over
    04-18-2014 12:11 AM
  6. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    not on the windows 7 one the xp one did but it kept asking over and over
    Did it work when you let it trust the computer?
    04-18-2014 12:21 AM
  7. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Check all of the computers and see if they have the proper drivers installed.
    04-18-2014 12:22 AM
  8. trnawrench's Avatar
    no could access the pics but would not charge
    04-18-2014 12:29 AM
  9. Peligro911's Avatar
    Sounds like a USB issue try another port ? Reboot computer ? Delete USB Hub from device manager and then scan for hardware changes it will reinstall the USB drivers then try connecting again


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    04-18-2014 03:17 AM
  10. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    iphone 4s less then a year old just stopped charging from my desktop computer running Windows 7. I plug it in via usb and nothing happens. Plugged in to another desktop running Wiindows XP
    and it shows up in My computer and I can access the pictures but it won't charge. Plugged it in to my laptop at work and it charges fine. Fired up a 10 year old HP laptop running Windows 7 and it charges from that. Seems like it will only charge from a laptop. Tried 3 different Apple usb cords on the desktops and nothing. Haven't tried a wall adapter or my car charger yet. What gives ?
    I don't know what ports you are plugging them into meaning location but it is VERY important to always use the USB ports in the back because they have more power than front or side ports.
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    04-18-2014 10:18 AM
  11. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I don't know what ports you are plugging them into meaning location but it is VERY important to always use the USB ports in the back because they have more power than front or side ports.
    Yes. This makes perfect sense. On the laptop all of them provide the same amount of power, but on the desktop the back is better.
    04-18-2014 05:59 PM
  12. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Well it is a matter of 5 ms on a desktop and much lower. I have a 7 port hub that sits on top of my PC but it is powered so I get the same as I would as I was using the back
    Ports.
    04-18-2014 06:02 PM
  13. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Well it is a matter of 5 ms on a desktop and much lower. I have a 7 port hub that sits on top of my PC but it is powered so I get the same as I would as I was using the back
    Ports.
    Yeah. That's why its preferred that you plug in wired printers and other devices into the back ports instead of the front ports.
    04-18-2014 06:06 PM
  14. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Yes. This makes perfect sense. On the laptop all of them provide the same amount of power, but on the desktop the back is better.
    I just noticed how sarcastic this may sound. I wasn't trying to be sarcastic.
    04-18-2014 06:06 PM
  15. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I did not take it other than a comment.
    04-18-2014 06:07 PM
  16. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I did not take it other than a comment.
    I was just clarifying since it sounded sarcastic.
    04-18-2014 06:20 PM
  17. trnawrench's Avatar
    Have always used a 7 port Belkin hub. Plugged my phone in to the front port on a desktop at work and it charges'after reading
    the suggestions plugged it in to a rear USB port and it worked. Thanks for the help very strange that all of the sudden the hub wouldn't
    work anymore but everything else plugged in to it does
    04-18-2014 09:29 PM
  18. roger ignacio's Avatar
    how to charge this iphone4s
    09-22-2015 09:16 AM

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