Original post by: Ben ,


Try another Apple Lightning cable. Also try another USB port on your computer. Sounds like the computer is having problems trying to recognise the iPhone 5. Check the charger port if there is any blockage in there. If there is use a toothpick to clean it out.

Also check for any pins that are missing inside the charger port. If there is, then the iPhone 5 charger port assembly may need to be replaced.

Guide on how to fix it:


Where to get the part: