Answer to: lightning connector tip broken and stuck in charge portThis just happened to my daughter when the charging tip of her Mophie case broke off. Took it to the Apple store and the technician couldn't get it out. Claimed he didn't have a small enough tool. I explained what I saw here and he gave me an IMPORTANT TIP - only go down the sides or the front of the phone. NEVER the back. Apparently there are contacts that can be damaged. Anyway, got a thin sewing needle slid it in one side and tried working it for a minute. Nothing. Went to the other side and it just popped right out of the connecting clip. Turns out it was just the thin U shaped metal tip to the charger. Make sure you know what's in there before you start digging and drilling. Good luck.