Entries in charger port (5)


iPhone won't charge after using a mini fan

 It's summer and its hot! As most of us find ways to beat the heat and cool down, this often lands us to searches on the internet. One ponders It's 2017, there must be a way to use my iPhone to cool myself down!?


Some have stumbled upon a portable mini lightning fan for iPhone as shown below


iPhone mini fan

  • For most Apple iPhone users alike this fan that plugs into the bottom of your phone and cools you down almost anywhere might seem like a great idea, but it has a hidden problem. 

These small portable mini lightning port fans cause charging problems on the iPhones.



Take a look at some of the comments made from users of the product:


"My sister bought this mini fan $ 1 that plugs into the port of loading of your iPhone and the fan uses the iPhone's battery to do the fan moving.  Today I plugged my iPhone with the fan and the fan started spinning and then all of a sudden it just stopped, my sister was in the room and said "Oh that happened when I used it and now my phone won't load" so I went and tried to plug it into a wall charger and it would not load the only way that load right now is in having plugged into the computer. "


"bought 2 of these and both of them caused both of my phones to stop charging. The fan didn't work and as soon as I plugged my charger up it wouldn't charge."


"Fan no longer works with iOS10 release. It causes the phone to become completely unresponsive until you unplug it. I've also had it 'restart' my iPhone 6S Plus on occasion as well.

(+): It's a conversation piece, no noticeable battery drain, somewhat works for the price

(-): Doesn't work with most phone cases (similar to aftermarket Lightning cables), lower half of the phone is unusable because the blades cover it, fan speed varies, probably due to a poor connection and/or unbalanced blades.

Overall, for cost, you can't expect much. It works, just not well. I don't see how anyone could find this practical. I thought I'd use this on our trip to Disneyworld, but it was not worth the hassle."



As we've found out from our recent post about iPhones charging and the Tristar charging ic chip that can go bad.


When the fan is plugged into the lightning port it will typically spin for about 30 seconds to 1 min. Once the fan stops spinning the user will usually remove the fan by unplugging it then re-inserting it  back into the device.

What the user is not aware of is that throughout the process of the fan drawing current from the battery, it also provides a feedback loop into the charging circuit causing the tristar charging ic to get ruined.

iPhone Tristar IC

As most users might worry the phone needs to be plugged into itunes to fix the phone, this unfortunately will do no good. Once the charging ic has been damaged you may expierence issues such as:

  • Not charging
  • "Fake Charging"
  • Not turning on
  • Boot-Looping
  • iTunes not recognizing iPhone


Fortunately for all of our customers the phone is not ruined! It simply needs a new tristar charging ic chip installed which involves micro soldering.



All iPhones have a charging ic known as the tristar which means all phones will be affected by this problem. But luckily this means the repair process is the same for each model, even if you have an iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S or even iPhone 7.


 We are able to perform these repairs within 2-3 business days. Nothing on the phone will be deleted and it will function normally after the repair. We would however check to make sure this is the problem before performing the repair.


Burlington, Vermont U2 Tristar Repair Service

Give us a call today!



To get your device repaired simply create a ticket on our site and mail it into us for repair via our page.


iPhone Tristar IC Mail-in Repair Service.


Micro USB Charger Port Repairs

Do you have a tablet, phone or other mobile device that needs a charger port repaired?

Wires Computing is proud to offer soldering services which covers broken, or defective charger ports for many devices.


Often times on many devices over time the charger port gets loose and wiggles due to the stress put on the micro solder joints. This can cause many issues with charging your device or trying to plug it into the computer to access data.


Micro soldering repairs


Often times the charger ports can be resoldered onto the circuit board after dissassembly. This type of repair requires micro soldering

If you need this type of repair for your device give us a call and we can take care of it for you. Often we have most common ports and parts in stock and repairs are done within 1-3 business days. If you are not located within local access to our repair shop you may also send in your device for repair.


Wires Computing

383 College St.

Burlington, VT 05401



iPhone Charger Port Replacement

Does your iPhone have issues charging? We can fix that for you! Forget the struggle of charging it, get it fixed quickly at Wires Computing. Repairs take about 45mins and done on the spot. Contact us today or stop in. No appointments needed. (802)448-0403


We also offer battery replacements if your iphone battey life does not last long either. 

Repairs or replacements for iPhone charger ports start at only $59.99


Get your iPhone charger port replaced at our shop today. No appointments needed, walk-ins welcome We are open Mon-Fri 3pm 8pm Saturday 12-6.


Samsung Galaxy Repair


Are you looking for a Samsung Galaxy Repair Service Center near you?

At Wires Computing we repair all Samsung Galaxy Devices

Samsung Galaxy S3,S4,S5

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

Samsung Note 3,4,5

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

If you device has any the following issues:



To see a list of current samsing galaxy repair prices click: here 

Give us a call we fix them all! (802)448-0403



Android Smart Phone Repairs



Wires computing repairs all android smart phones as well as iPhones. 

Samsung Galaxy Series Repairs

LG G2,G3,G4 Repairs

Motorola Moto X,G Series Repairs

Asus Android Repairs

ZTE Android Phone Repairs

Lenovo Series Phones

Sony Z3V Series Repairs



Contact us today to get your android phone repaired or upgraded!

We fix all common issues such as:


  • Android Cracked Screen Repairs
  • Charger Port Repairs
  • Battery Replacements
  • Camera Repairs
  • Finger Print Scanner Repairs
  • LCD Screen Repairs
  • Volume Button Repairs


full service cell phone & smartphone fix and repair shop

Wires Computing

383 College St. 

Burlington, VT 05401