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Why won’t my iPhone 4 charge on my laptop?

When I plug my iPhone into my laptop, it constantly makes the sound as though it’s being connected then disconnected. Any ideas? I’m stumped.

Most Useful Answer jbarrett0063  Jul. 18, 2011 at 01:07

I dropped my iphone and now it will only stay on if plugged into the wall. And then it says it needs to be restored but i can't get it to come on while plugged into my laptop. I'm confused please help!

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mrew42  May. 20, 2011 at 10:59

Could be a number of things.
Is the USB lead the one that came with the phone or an older one. This can sometimes 'trip' it up.
If that's fine, try goint to Device Manager and Portable Devices. Select Apple iPhone and Uninstall.
Plug your phone in again and Windows should recognise it and install the necessary and off you go again.
Hopefully...

jbarrett0063  Jul. 18, 2011 at 01:07

I dropped my iphone and now it will only stay on if plugged into the wall. And then it says it needs to be restored but i can't get it to come on while plugged into my laptop. I'm confused please help!

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